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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.
: I really like these chronos. Very classic. I haven't really studied
: them, but I do know they are not super rare; you see similar two
: register gold Heuers on ebay pretty often. Frequently they are
: horrific fakes or redials, but often they look completely
: original to me. They are not too pricey either - usually selling
: just a bit above - or sometimes below - the price for an 1163
: Viceroy (another common model).
: I haven't done a detailed study of these models but you get a feel
: what looks "right" - the pic you post does look
: original. But I think $12k is crazy high, unless you have papers
: proving it was the watch Chuck Yeager or Eisenhower wore...
: I'm guessing a lot of these models survive as they are gold -
: people are less likely to throw away a "junk old watch that
: doesn't work" if it is made of gold.
: Anyway, here is my one, it is a 14k model. Lugs are a little
: different. The movement is 408XXX like yours - but the serial
: number (inner case) looks like 80xxx not sure why the difference
: in serials between the watches, Mark any ideas? In any case I
: really like it. If the 2444s are the father of the Carrera, this
: is the grandfather....
i have a very similar one , Ref. 418, as shown in 1946 catalogue, 18 ct gold
inner case no is 62xxx, so could be that the inner case no. refers to the material.