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This is awesome information. Shall I attempt a page like the one shown below, showing the progression of the buckles? I will need some help, but maybe this project is worthwhile?
Gentlemen: Can you please help me with the sequence of the buckles, like on this Autavia GMT page? Maybe we should show the top side and bottom side of each buckle?
: Hello Abel,
: thank you for your great post and taking this buckle disscusion
: The individual buckle with logo was a must have personalising tool
: for every luxury watch company and I think this has not changed
: until now.
: At Heuer the buckles arrived with the Autavia and Carrera manual
: wind versions fitted to the cafram straps (embossed and later
: printed with Heuer logo) as displayed in various catalogs during
: the early/mid sixties. With the launch of the new and trendy
: racing straps the buckle was the only available tool to
: communicate/repeat the brand name and logo.
: The buckle with little sun was used on heuer chronographs until the
: early 80is as the heuer portfolio was reduced and mainly
: equipped with steel straps ex factory.
: All the nos watches of the time period of 1960 to end 70 I have
: seen so far had buckles with the little sun.
: Interesting was the post of David showing the little sun on the
: right side, I have found one plaque buckle of a 1978 carrera
: showing the sun on the left side on top of plaque instead of
: swiss on the right.
: I will ask Gerd Lang to find out more about the buckle supplier.
: All chronograph buckles were standart 16mm regardless of the lug
: As Abel pointed out the pin is longer and the buckle front frame is
: 1mm thinner on the vintage one.
: I hope i did not bore you to death with the buckle insights...