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I was already playing a long time with the thought to build my own "Belgian Customized Autavia". As I have some vintage Heuer parts floating around this was quite an easy challenge...I just had to figure out what I really wanted.
So here it is, "put-togehter" with all 100% original Heuer parts (not taking the strap and buckle into account...which is from ATG by the way...). I want to make clear this is a customized Autavia, so please don't tell me the chronograph seconds hand might be from a Carrera and minute register hand should be another one...it's customized and I used the parts I thought to fit in perfectly with what I wanted...
Dial is untouched, hands are all repainted, case is an 11063V with original pushers, bezel and crown. Movement is obviously a (NOS) caliber 15. Also please note the colour of the date disc :-)
Many thanks go out to the supplier of the dial (who now wants it back to make his own customized PVD Autavia LoL) and also the man who took care of the PVD coating. If they want to step foreward I leave the honour to themselves.
So, what are your thoughts about this "Belgian Customized Autavia"?? I may expect to receive some angry reactions too....maybe, because they will see it as a fake/franken. Well, it's indeed a franken-Heuer or "put togehter Heuer", but I think an honest and beautifull one ;-) I don't know. Anyway I look forward to your thoughts and feelings about this one as this might probably be not my last one...
From here I'll let the pictures talk;