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: Great pictures. The discussion continues.
There must be a dial maker from the 70's knocking about somewhere............?
: Here are the two types of 3 reg Monaco dials
: compared with a McQueen Monaco one.
: One is a matt blue with 3 x white registers
: dial ("jewel" type indices)
: One is a silver/mirror with 3 x white
: registers dial ("square waffle"
: One is a McQueen Monaco matt blue with 2 x
: white registers dial ("jewel" type
: Points of interest: Similarities: Both the 3
: register dials seem to be of the same
: construction, weight and designgn.
: "Swiss" is the same font and size
: Mounting lugs and holes all seem to be
: paint style seems to be similar: all have a
: raised/lacquered type paint
: Differences: The "U" in Heuer in the
: shield logo somewhat different in that the
: blue dial has "pointy"
: "U" and the silver dial has a
: rounded "U" in the shield (have we
: seen any other examples of Heuers with this
: style logo?)
: The "4" in the sub register of the
: silver dial is "open" whilst the
: two blue ones are closed font "4".
: No luminous hour markers on the silver dial
: Pointed "A" in "MONACO" in
: the silver dial versus the flattened top of
: the "A" on the two blue examples
: The McQueen Monaco dial is the only one signed
: in the rear "Singer" (the other 3
: regs are unsigned) "Heuer" on the
: silver dial in the shield logo is placed at
: the outer proximity of the shield, whilst
: the two blue dials have more of a
: "space" within the shield and the
: Heuer wording.
: Subdial graduations: one constant font
: thickness on the silver dial yet on the blue
: dials the major minute graduations are
: marked with a heavier font
: Conclusions: Some apparent similarities and
: differences.... Maybe the silver
: "square waffle" dial was a late
: series dial before production ended and
: Heuer were playing with different dial
: colours to
: spark late consumer interest?
: Maybe it is a Heuer service part produced post
: production to provide spare parts to
: To me, it looks like a genuine Heuer dial,
: although my only qualification is the
: difference in the Heuer shield logo....but
: maybe some other dials exist to show that
: the logo evolved over time (indeed as almost
: all consumer logo brands do)
: Over to the OTD crew to see what they think.
: Cheers to all
: Stewart Kay