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: Apologies, my mistake. I answered too quickly without checking
: properly. I checked again and my one is fat font as well -
: it’s not so much fat as more spread out - the edge of the
: Heuer shield is at the middle of the first and last A in
: Autavia, whereas in the “thin” font the edge of the Heuer
: shield is at the right hand edge of the first A and the left
: edge of the last A. BTW I have an Arabic numerals KAF 11063
: which is also ‘fat font’, interestingly...
: This “thin” font on the Phillips one is not the same as most
: 11630s - I think it was a transitional font that could have been
: used in both the end of the 11630s and the start of the 11063
: series. So I think it is not definitely an issue... maybe ok?
: Having said that I stand by what I said about the engraving on the
: back; all the other IDF 11063s I have seen have a very
: distinctive engraving where you can see the spiral made by the
: engraving tool throughout the stroke - on the Phillips one it is
: not obvious, but maybe it’s photo resolution issue as the JPG
: compression can mess up repeated details like that.
: Sorry no pics, I need to find a Flickr alternative....
For reference, mine also has the Fat Font. Also have an AAF and KAF and both with Fat Fonts as well. Will try to post details when I get a moment.
But also interested in the discussion on the way markings should look in particular with respect to the tooling.