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This is the so-called "Andretti" Autavia, and it looks nice to me. Technically, it's a second execution case and third execution dial, which is the correct combination for the "Andretti" model.
Have a look here to see the Autavias actually owned by Mario Andretti -- http://www.onthedash.com/racer/mario-andretti/
Your watch has the hour bezel, which matches up with one of the ones worn by Mario. The hour bezel does seem less common than the minutes bezel, and some people will use it to track a second time zone.
Good luck with the sale!
: Hello everyone! New user on this website but have been posting on
: others for years. I'm trying to get my Autavia 3646 ready for
: sale and want to make sure I'm including as much information as
: possible. There are surprisingly few people out there that know
: indepth about this watch, so i figured I would query you guys.
: I'll link some pictures of the watch. All I know is that the
: watch is a third execution. I've had people tell me the hands
: have been relumed, some have said they're original. The watch
: has an unsigned crown, there seems to be controversy around
: this, but no definitive answer. The watch was recently serviced
: but they damaged one of the bridges. I'll include some makeshift
: macro shots of that. They've replated the bridge in an attempt
: at fixing it, but it still isn't 100%. Anyway, here are the
: pictures, let me know what you think. Thanks for looking!