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On offer is a Heuer Monaco 1133b. From what I can tell, this is completely untouched; case is unpolished, and it's unlikely to have ever been serviced, and everything is original and spectacular.
It's currently running very well--keeping accurate time +/- 30 seconds/day, date flipping between 11:45 and midnight, chrono counting accurately and resetting well--but absolutely no guarantees on it continuing to run well; this will need a service. I'm unable to get a movement shot. The only minor issue regarding the mechanics is that, when setting the date, you have to advance the time slowly to get the date wheel to flip over. It's a minor thing, and simply further evidence of dirt/grime (not wear),
The case is stunning: entirely original, with all brushing still present, sharp bevels and lugs, reference and serial numbers perfectly clear (I'm not even bothering to clean the dirt off; any spots you notice are just that, easily remedied). Original fluted pushers and signed Heuer crown. Some very light wear on the back.
The dial is perfect. The bright red paint on the hands looks almost wet its so vivid, ditto the markers every five minutes; white subdials have gone a cream color with age; polished markers are all present and clean; lume present and matching throughout (original hands, plots on the dial). Critically, there's been no seal melt; the gasket's intact, and the dial's unmarked from that usual problem.
The only issue of note is the crystal isn't great. It's fine, and will work, but there's a spot over the marker at 1, and there's some weird rippling and warping at 9. It's also slightly yellowed (hence the pictures with the crystal seeming dingier than without). It's entirely functional, but leaves a little to be desired aesthetically.
Watch comes on what I presume to be its original, non-Heuer corfam strap, on which there's only minor wear. Happy to answer any questions. I'm looking for $10k USD OBO on this, terms to be worked out with buyer. Limited to CONUS buyer only. Happy to sell watch face-to-face in the Minneapolis/St Paul area, if anyone's interested, and of course happy to provide references. Thanks for looking.