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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.
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Personally, I am a big fan of the ones that show some honest age and wear . . . as they say, "they are only original once".
The servicing at TAG Heuer will be expensive. If it were me, I would probably get the watch back and try to sell it privately. With the commissions and fees, I just don't see any traditional auction house as the way to go with this type of watch. List it on ChronoTrader, and I am confident that you will have some reasonable offers. These watches are in demand.
: This happens to be my fathers watch which I inherited and handed
: over to Fellows for auctioning. I did watch the live auction but
: contrary to what was said and video's on my mobile phone, it did
: not sell as it had a reserve of £6,500. I'm waiting to
: hear back from Fellows with an explanation. One other issue with
: Fellows relates to the pictures of an unattached strap at the 6
: o'clock lugs. Unfortunately they broke the strap when trying to
: open the case but I knew nothing of this until seeing the
: catalogue pictures. I'm toying with the idea of re-listing it
: with them at a lower reserve or simply having the watch back and
: maybe getting it serviced by TAG Heuer in Switzerland and the
: glass polished but not sure if this is a wise move. PS - Jeff:
: the second picture is a different Skipper.