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Thing is, this story is not as obvious as the one off Camarrera GMT put together as there seems to have been many of these made.
As far as I understand, case and movement are correct on these watches. As far as I know, no other manufacturer sold Monaco shaped cases (unlike, eg, Autavia, Camaro etc).
So I can see three possibilities:
1) small run pure fake ... seems unlikely if movement is ok ? Or is movement easy to source?
2) put together where someone got spare cases, movements from Heuer, had to make dials from scratch (still did pretty good job)
3) is from Heuer, but somehow quality control slipped ?
Where would you vote?
Might be interesting to know how many, where and when these Monacos were first seen if OTD'ers can contrib.
For me (a) I dont own one (b) first saw one in London 6 months ago, offered by supposedly correct dealer (but I don't know him). Seen many on ebay in last few months.