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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.
ebay auction has been completed, with the chronograph going for the $900 reserve price.
with "real" three-register carreras occasionally available at the $1000 level, $900 seems like a high price for a watch that has a carrera case and inner bezel, but needs a dial, needles, pushers, etc. I was unable to learn anything about the movement -- either its identity or its condition.
: 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
: 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.