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Re: Buckles buckles buckles...
In Response To: Buckles buckles buckles... ()

I have had a couple of emails with Arno and I agreed with him with the exception of the 18mm buckle seen in Abel"s post as I have a PVD 18mm Heuer Buckle which I would bet the proverbial TWO lbs bag or M&Ms ( peanut of course ) is not fake even thought it does not have the "Little Sun". Arno's evidence is that Jack Heuer and others have checked his watches and said they were genuine.
Kind Regards

: Hello dear fellow Heuer-collectors!

: I must admit I find this "Buckle-issue" Arno has
: mentioned some days ago very interesting! I also think there are
: a lot of collectors who even don't know about these little
: details in these Heuer-buckles...

: I must confess I figured it out also quite late myself, only after
: one year I started buying/trading/collecting vintage Heuer
: wriswatches I began to notice the little differences :-)

: So, here are a few pictures from some of my Heuer-buckles;

: Here we have on top a vintage blue Corfam strap with
: original vintage Heuer buckle, in the middle a "New"
: Heuer buckle on Tropic strap. The lower strap is a genuine strap
: with an 18mm Heuer buckle;


: Here's the inside from the vintage buckle, notice the little
: sun;


: Here are two pictures from the inside of the "more
: recent" Heuer buckles. The second picture is from a buckle
: I bought very recently;


: And this is the inside of the 18mm Heuer-buckle;

: Buckle-gathering;
: Notice the three last buckles in the pictures (so the ones starting
: on top in the picture). Look at the pin, you'll notice this is
: more straight then with the other buckles in the picture. The
: other ones are more curvy and a bit shorter. This is another
: difference which can indicate whether it's a real vintage buckle
: or a more recent example.

: So, this being said...I still have some questions left :-) I hope
: Arno or someone else can provide us with some correct answers or
: at least some guesses!

: * When was the first buckle with the Heuer-shield (as we still
: know today) introduced?

: * Untill what date the Heuer buckles were punched with the little
: sun inside?

: * The vintage buckles came in different sizes (I know 12mm, 14mm
: and 16mm). But when was the 18mm Heuer buckle introduced?

: * Are there some more varieties/differences? I am pretty convinced
: there still are some more differences in details which haven't
: been discussed here yet, just check this post from David D from
: some weeks ago:

: Well, I already look forward to any reply or answers,
: Groetjes,
: Abel.

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