For sale is a complete Bell & Ross BR 03-97 Reserve De Marche on a Bell & Ross brown leather strap with a hot stamped finish and ultra-resilient brown synthetic fabric. This example is in excellent condition with an MSRP of $3950. At the time of this listing, this is the only BR 03-97 listed on ebay in the US and the lowest priced for its condition anywhere I could find. This is your chance to own the very popular, stylish and sold out almost everywhere BR 03-97 Reserve De Marche for almost 25% off MSRP!
Thirty years ago Bell & Ross began producing pilot watches for the French air force. In 2005, they started to produce square case watches that were meant to resemble cockpit instrument dials. This design quickly became one of their most popular and sought after styles. As Bell & Ross has a history of producing high quality timepieces for the air force, their watches come with a bit of heft and can feel heavy on the wrist if you are not used to wearing a watch, the BR 03-97 is no exception. The BR03 is the smaller “cousin” of the BR01 coming in at 42mm vs the 46mm of the BR01. If your wrist size falls between 6.3 to 7.5 inches circumference, you will probably be able to wear this timepiece quite comfortably.
What is included with the listing:
– Bell & Ross BR 03-97 Reserve De Marche on satin-polished steel, Ref: BR0397-BL-SI/SCA/2 (Photos #1 – #12)
– Bell & Ross BR 03-97 Black Leather Strap with a Hot Stamped Finish (Photo #2)
– Bell & Ross BR 03-97 Brown Leather Strap with a Hot Stamped Finish (Photos #1 – #12)
– Bell & Ross BR 03-97 Polished and Satin-finished Steel Pin Buckle Ref: FA-I-002 (Photos #2 – #3)
– Aftermarket Synthetic Material Velcro Strap – Black (Photo #2)
– Aftermarket Synthetic Material Velcro Strap – Black with White Stripes (Photo #2)
– Aftermarket Leather Strap – Dark Brown / Coffee (Photo #2)
– White Outer Sleeve that goes around the B&R cardboard box. (not pictured)
– Black B&R BR 03-97 cardboard box (Photo #3)
– Black B&R leather box (Photo #3)
– BR 03-97 Owner’s manual (Photo #3)
– B&R Warranty card (Photo #3)
– Set of two tools for BR 01 – BR 03 (Photo #2)
– B&R Service papers from 2018 (Photo #3)
According to the TimeZone Grading System, the watch is in “Excellent” condition; there is minor wear on case and some wear on the straps; please refer to the pictures for details. The black cardboard box is in excellent condition, the leather box is in poor condition and the white sleeve is in fair condition (not pictured).
Please note that the watch has been serviced in 2018.
Recently polished then photographed and hand-wound when needed.
The B&R watch straps, according to the Bell & Ross website, will fit a 6.3 inch – 7.5 inch wrist circumference size. The last photo is a wrist shot. My wrist size is 6.5 inches and I wear the Bell & Ross straps on the two smallest setting quite comfortably. If your wrist size is less than 6.3 inches or greater than 7.5 inches in circumference, the included B&R watch straps will not fit you. The two aftermarket synthetic material velcro straps can accommodate a larger wrist size roughly between 7 inches to 7.75 inches in circumference. The aftermarket leather strap will roughly fit a 6.3 inch – 7.5 inch wrist circumference size.
calibre BR-CAL.307. Mechanical automatic.
The watch does not come with an active warranty. The listing includes the warranty card from the authorized retailer Radcliffe Jewelers.
(Please note that the original sale of this watch was recorded in the authorized dealers database as well as in the Bell & Ross database. If you have the serial number, reference number and date of the sale of the watch, Radcliffe and Bell & Ross can verify that the watch was originally purchased from an authorized dealer.)
Free Shipping Terms:
Shipping will be through FEDEX, priority overnight fully insured and shipped to the nearest FEDEX Office location to you. You will be required to show ID in order to retrieve the package. This is due to COVID restrictions on signature confirmations. I apologize, but I will only ship the watch to buyers that are located within the continental United States. The watch will ship from the North West suburbs of Chicago, IL.
I am an independent watch collector, consultant and luxury asset manager and not officially affiliated with any of the brands that I sell. All of the watches that I sell are out of my own collection, therefore I am unable to accept returns, however, if the watch is not authentic or the condition is not true to the photos, then I will gladly accept the return.
I will buyback the watch from you at a discounted internally derived price within the next 12 months starting from the date that you received the watch, provided that the watch and its contents are in the exact same condition as they were received, no questions ask. I reserve the right to inspect the watch and its contents in person and have it authenticated before remitting payment for the watch.
A Note About The Photos:
Photos of the watch were shot recently with a macro lens on a 42MP camera. I shot them this way in an attempt to accurately portray the condition of the watch as I strive to be 100% transparent. The original files were too large and had to be resized. If you wish to look at the original photos, please use the link below. Please excuse any dust and lint when you zoom in.
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