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seafarer, solunagraph, mareograph, etc.

thanks for the question.

click the following for a quick introduction to the Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer. after you look at the history of the seafarers, click the following to see some photos of the Heuer Mareographe and Orvis Solunagraph

these chronographs were produced continuously, from the introduction in the early 1950's into the 1970's. the dials, cases, hands, brand names and model names changed considerably over the years. the movements changed slightly (for example, from base valjoux 71 in the early ones to base valjoux 72 in the middle and later ones), but the basic functions remained the same over the years.

In terms of scarcity, the answer would be "yes, they are scarce." There were at least a dozen major variations over the years. Though the orvis soulnagraphs were the last models to be produced (along with the heuer mareographs), they are certainly rare compared with just about any version of the "common" models -- Carrera, Camaro, Autavia, Monaco, etc.

Welcome to the Discussion Forum and please keep us informed as to any chronograph or interesting information that you might acquire.

Thanks again for the message.



: Hello: I am interested in the history and
: rarity of this watch.
: If I remember correctly it was purchase in the
: early 70's.
: My understanding is it is a version of a Heuer
: Seafarer.
: Look forward to your opinions and information.
: Thank you
: Herbie

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