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: 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
: 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;
: 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,