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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'm in the same boat as so many Heuer lovers re: the 2017 Autavia. I likely won't be able to ever purchase a vintage Autavia from the 60s, so the modern version interests me greatly.
Since Tag Heuer's design choices for the 2017 update seem to stir up mixed feelings, I thought I'd take a crack at tweaking one of the more simpler and easier changes that could / should occur...smaller numerals in the bezel insert.
No other changes aside from a reduction of the numerals down about 25% in the image below. I hope you find it useful for comparison / discussions. I kept the case size, date window, 2.5 min markers situation, and fuaxtina in tact to show how a simple bezel tweak can make a significant change even if everything else remained the same.
I think just as most of you suspected, smaller numbers have better visual balance even with the chunkier case profile.
About me: I'm a Creative Director in marketing here in LA, and I found myself rarely producing personal projects for fun. Fell in love vintage Heuer a couple years back and decided to use my design skills to have fun with Tag Heuer and vintage Heuer concepts as a creative outlet and hobby (good for insomnia) as I try and collect some fun pieces for the wrist as well (good for real life). Here's my Instagram handle if you're interested in seeing what I whip up in the future --> https://www.instagram.com/heuerrooklyn/
Much love to you all for such a cool forum and community. I visit OTD like 3 times a day and love it.