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Vintage Heuer Discussion Forum
The place for discussing 1930-1985 Heuer wristwatches, chronographs and dash-mounted timepieces. Online since May 2003.
Here is a chronograph (currently listed on ebay) assembled from parts of three different Heuers, representing the best of the 1950's, 60's and 70's.
-- The dial and chronograph needles appear to be from an older Heuer, reference 2444, from the 1950's
-- The case and larger hands (time of day) are from the manual version of the Carrera, reference 2447, from the 1960's
-- The pushers are from the automatic version of the Carrera, reference 1153, from the 1970's
It is a shame that these "Franken-Heuers" seem to be coming onto the market with such frequency; perhaps this is the price of success -- as the values have increased, the urge to manufacture and sell these "fakes" also increases.
Let the buyer beware . . . and prospective buyers should also keep an eye on this Discussion Forum and post photos of anything that looks suspicious.