The largest independent, non-commercial, consumer-oriented resource on the Internet for owners, collectors and enthusiasts of fine wristwatches. Online since 1998.
Informational Websites ChronoMaddox -- the legacy of Chuck Maddox OnTheDash -- vintage Heuer website Zowie -- Omega information
Discussion Forums ChronoMaddox Forum Heuer Forum Omega Forum
Counterfeit Watchers ChronoTools Forum ChronoTrader Forum
Vintage Heuer Discussion Forum
The place for discussing 1930-1985 Heuer wristwatches, chronographs and dash-mounted timepieces. Online since May 2003.
OnTheDash Home What's New! Price Guide Chronographs Dash Mounted Collection
Spanning Three Decades (At Least)

Here is a chronograph (currently listed on ebay) assembled from parts of three different Heuers, representing the best of the 1950's, 60's and 70's.

-- The dial and chronograph needles appear to be from an older Heuer, reference 2444, from the 1950's
-- The case and larger hands (time of day) are from the manual version of the Carrera, reference 2447, from the 1960's
-- The pushers are from the automatic version of the Carrera, reference 1153, from the 1970's

It is a shame that these "Franken-Heuers" seem to be coming onto the market with such frequency; perhaps this is the price of success -- as the values have increased, the urge to manufacture and sell these "fakes" also increases.

Let the buyer beware . . . and prospective buyers should also keep an eye on this Discussion Forum and post photos of anything that looks suspicious.


Messages In This Thread

Spanning Three Decades (At Least)
SOLD!! for $900
Current Position
Chronocentric and zOwie site design and contents (c) Copyright 1998-2005, Derek Ziglar; Copyright 2005-2008, Jeffrey M. Stein. All rights reserved. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the terms of use. CONTACT | TERMS OF USE | TRANSLATE