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That Price Seems Far Too Low
In Response To: Heuer Autavia GMT ()

I agree with Kav regarding the price that the watchmaker has offered. $225 is far to low. Depending on the overall condition, and the question of whether any parts may be required to repair / restore, I would guess that the watch is worth two to three times that amount.

Send some photos and our readers will be able to provide a more realistic estimate.

Thanks for the postings.



: I am the original owner of the original Autavia
: GMT Chronogram with the original steel
: bracelet, purchased when I lived in the
: Bahamas in the early 70s. After many years
: of use in all sports, including ocean, it is
: not operating. I sent it to the Illinois
: Watch Company whose horologist, Craig Stone,
: said that he had parts that it needed and
: could repair it to original specs for
: US$387, but he said that it would not be as
: fully waterproof as it originally was, as
: the push pins that work the choronogram
: controls have normal wear and that
: replacements no longer exist. He said that
: it should not be used for ocean sports, but
: that in all other respects it would have
: like new operational specs. I decided not to
: do the repairs and to buy a new divers watch
: for sea sport. Stone offered me US$225 for
: the watch.

: Question: should I let him have it for that
: price. If not, how do you recommend that I
: sell it - I do not think that items that
: need repairs do well on Ebay, so I am
: inclined to accept his offer. However, I
: would like to think of it in the hands of
: someone who would appreciate it as I have.

: Thank you for your counsel,

: George C. McKinnis

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