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Interchanging Bridges

Hans told me that the bridges could be interchanged, though it did take require some modifications. He proceeded to rattle off exactly what these modifications involved, but it was more than I could retain / report.

You are certainly forgiven for the convention used in the MOAT. I have, however, heard of a few deals that went bad because the seller had a correct Cal 12 and the buyer was looking for a Cal 11 (based on the MOAT). It is this confusion that makes me want to change the Tables, as time allows.




: the confusion created by the MOAT seems to keep
: coming back to haunt us...... because we had
: no actual data re when Heuer stopped using
: the cal 11 and changed to the cal 12 (and i
: would suspect that there was a period of
: time when both were used) we stuck with
: Heuer's movement reference and continued to
: describe the cal 12 as a cal 11 throughout
: the table (watches with cal 12 movements
: always have 11 as the begining of the case
: reference)

: many of Heuer's models were introduced after
: the change to cal 12 so Cortina, 110.5XX
: Carrera, Daytona, Jarama, Monza and Verona
: were only ever fitted with cal 12. The
: Montreal, Silverstone and Calculator were
: introduced at the changeover period but i've
: never seen one that was definitely original
: fitted with a cal 11.

: thanks to Hans for clearing up the silver
: bridged cal 12s. my experience is that cal
: 11 silver bridges would not necessarily fit
: gold cal 12 movements but there are so many
: slight variations, sometimes the centre
: seconds bridge was not jeweled (which i
: think must make it a 16 jewel movement?) an
: so on.

: i'm also pleased that Hans has thrown his
: weight behind the theory that the odd
: (waffle) dial Monacos were not right. this
: still leaves the 7736 Monacos with painted
: (not applied) markers and no tool 033 on the
: back. i think these are left over supplies
: from a German jewelers who marketed the
: Monaco with their own name. i owned (bought
: from a dealer in Paris) and sold one of
: these 5 or 6 years ago and can confirm that
: the dial was original and had age that could
: simply not be faked but the dial may well
: have been unsigned and had the Heuer and
: Monaco script subsequently applied.

: Answers on a post card please?

: bruce

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