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One Benefit: Watches with "Close" Serial Numbers

You are right: Early versus late is often a matter of the collector's personal presence, with no across-the-board premium for the early Heuers.

One real benefit of the registry / "cheat sheet" is that when we see two chronographs with close serial numbers, it is reassuring that they also have the same elements (hands, markers, etc.). Early 1163 MH case number with brushed hands is a problem . . . but this substitution happened, when people replaced the discolored polished hands with the more plentiful Viceroy style hands. There will be huge benefits from a good registry . . . detecting "frankens" / after-market parts is one benefit; confirming originality is the very satisfying flip-side of this equation.



: Darren

: Im not sure that early v late serial numbers make the same sort of
: difference
: on Heuers as say they do on Rolex? Will they in the future, perhaps
: on the very ealry, but i'd say then its more to do with it being
: "different" in the sense of transitional or
: chronomatic etc...

: All interesting though, to be sure.

: R

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