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Re: Heuer Autavia 1163 Bezel Search Do's and Don'ts

I don't think the Heuer community is all that different from the Omega community in-so-far-as the aftermarket parts thing is concerned. I have a great aftermarket DON Speedmaster bezel but I don't think the watch would fool anybody with a bit of knowledge. You can get decent Heuer bezel inserts but they will never fool a Heueristo. I think whether it is a good thing or a bad thing is up to the owner. I would never have an aftermarket bezel on something in my collection but to daily...maybe OK.

The trouble with a bezel for a 1163v is that the same bezel can work on a much more expensive Autavia so the good original ones sell for way too much to spend on a Viceroy. Sort of like trying to buy a Bezel For a Speedy 145-012-65 which is the same DON bezel to fit a 2998-1...right. I am just not a big fan of buying projects unless they are really cheap...and I mean really. Projects always seem to cost me more than they are worth.


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