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A familiar Heuer Autavia Joe Siffert 1163T--it's been on TV

This 1163T may look a bit familiar... It's the Autavia that was featured on Pawn Stars!

After acquiring my Monaco, I decided it would be cool to get a Siffert so started looking online and saw a couple I really liked. One was a MK3 and the other was a MK5. I sent pictures to a friend/fellow Heuer enthusiast who pointed out the bezel on the MK3. Due to my naiveté, I said "oh, shoot! it's the wrong bezel, it's a decimal bezel, not the tachy." Every example I saw had the tachy bezel so I just assumed it was wrong! My friend quickly corrected me and said "no, no no, it's a very rare bezel."

One quick search on this forum pulled up the 2014 posts about the Pawn Stars Siffert since that had a decimal bezel. As I viewed the photos, I noticed it looked oddly similar to the one that I was considering. I happened to see a snapshot of booklet with the serial number from the episode and then asked the dealer for the serial number of the Autavia they had, and it was the same!!! I couldn't pass up a watch, mainly an early Siffert, that had a cool story attached to it so I made an offer and worked out a deal for the watch and received it today!

It is such an amazing looking watch. I'm just so excited and have to thank OnTheDash/Jeff Stein and other contributors/enthusiasts for making this site such a valuable resource for vintage heuers!

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