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Re: Question from a Reader -- Early Autavia Chrono

:Hi friends,
1 yes dauphine hands
2 winder looks replacement, would have smaller crown, pls compare with 3 reg chrono on the dash
3 pushers originally smaller
4 originally leather, steel avail on extra cost
5 eraly bezels are at least for me impossible to refurb really possible maybe minor cosmetics
6 definetely a rare version, overhaul depends always on purchase expenses
Hope this helps, Jeff as Autavia master would you agree with my comments,

: I have received the following photo and series
: of questions from a reader. Tonight, I am
: posting the photograph and the reader's
: questions; I hope to post some answers
: tomorrow, but thought that other readers
: might be able to provide some information or
: advice sooner.

: Thanks,

: Jeff


: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
: [The watch is from 1962 and] has a screw-back
: case and appears to have the 1st execution
: dial with the larger registers. [Someone]
: had some work done on it many years ago and
: I now wonder after seeing your pictures
: about the following: 1. Shouldn't the hands
: be of the dauphine style?

: 2. Could the winder be a replacement as it
: seems too large compared with the pictures
: and catalogue images in your sit? It bears
: the Heuer logo on its end face, is 7 mm
: diameter and 4 mm high. Or is that correct
: for this model?

: 3. The outer diameter (4.4 mm) of the pushers
: is not cylindrical but has six small axial
: indentations. Are those the right ones for
: this model? I think they should be smaller
: and without the axial indentations.

: 4. The bracelet is an Omega one. Did this watch
: originally have a leather arm band or a
: metal bracelet? Is either still obtainable
: as an original or remake?

: 5. Can very worn bezels be refurbished or are
: they still available as replacement parts?

: 6. Is this watch one of the rarer versions? Do
: you consider a complete overhaul worthwhile?
: I fear it may be rather expensive!

: I would be truly grateful if you could answer
: these questions for me. I am considering
: having the watch reconditioned (subject to
: cost) and would like some technical info for
: that purpose. If the above questionable
: parts are indeed non-contemporary, as I
: suspect, would I be correct in
: thinking that an expensive overhaul would only
: be justified if the correct parts can be
: obtained, new or second-hand?

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