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i agrre with you that its very hard today to find out witch one was really " worn by Steve "...all Monacos were mounted with the origl black Corfam strap too...accept of mine mounted on a steelbrachelet.....
and what a pitty that TagHeuer doesnt have over 40 ty years later ,any records from that period about serial numbers too.....
sorry again.....and as Gerd-Rudiger Lang said , there were no listings or documents about the 20 watches he delivered personally to the set.....
so what to do......Arno Haslinger and myself researched Heuer watches since years and we have spoke to alot of contemporay eye witnesses who where working in the Heuer Factory Switzerland or Germany - like Jack Heuer , J.J. Racine....or Gerd-Rüdiger Lang and i regulary meet on our Classicheuer-events ;race drivers like Richard Attwood, Derek Bell , David Piper, Willi Kauhsen , Kurt Ahrens who worked at the set... ....and their mechanicers too..... -to talk about the movie , Heuer watches and whoose days.......
i myself would love to have more seriel numbers for better provement.....
: ... it seems that there is conflicting information about the number
: of Monaco's used on the set of Le Mans and therefore how many
: were actually worn, and used by Steve McQueen. Without solid
: evidence from Heuer or the property master of actual serial
: numbers of watches used during filming, wouldn't it possible
: to say that any given Monaco was 'worn by Steve McQueen'?? Even
: letters and photographs don't categorically confirm or prove
: that any particular watch in question is a bona fide 'McQueen'
: Monaco without the addition of corresponding seriel numbers
: surely? Maybe there is an itinerary with actual seriels numbers
: listed, just not disclosed?
: Just my thoughts during a quiet lunchtime and not in any way meant
: to upset anyone.
: David H
: P.S. I can't believe I was outbid...