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In Response To: I'll Believe It When I See It ()

It is a put together Heuer aka FrankenHeuer. I could see a picture of it and it would still be a parts watch put together by some individual and not authorized by the Heuer Factory. It sounds as if someone is afraid they are going to hurt someones feelings. I am not afraid so I will call it what it is, a fake. Charles.

: Like any other watch manufacturer, I would
: think that Heuer produced some relatively
: strange pieces over the years, perhaps with
: varying combinations of different elements
: from different chronos. Trying to track the
: different combinations of dials, hands,
: bezels, cases, case-backs, etc. just for the
: Autavia has been challenging.

: I am still very skeptical that Heuer ever
: produced the combination that you describe
: -- Montreal dial in Autavia case. I am not
: aware of any instance in which Heuer
: interchanged dials and cases in this manner.

: This reminds of the stories that you hear from
: Detroit -- engineers and designers at the
: big three automobile manufacturers, staying
: late at night and playing with the parts
: bins. Sure, a couple of engineers might have
: stayed late a few nights and cut some metal
: to stuff a Ford 427 engine (from a Mustang)
: under the hood of a Pinto, but I don't think
: that it would be considered a genuine Ford.
: (Of course, if they did it during the day,
: as part of their jobs, then it becomes a
: rare prototype!) If a mechanic did the same
: transplant 30 years later, we can be even
: more certain that it is not a genuine Ford.

: I'll believe it when I see some better
: evidence, but it seems very unlikely.

: Jeff

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