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
Re: a viceroy brought back to life..........

What is the watch worth now that it is refinished and completly restored?

: i had won this on ebay long ago a 1163v
: viceroy. it barely ran, and was beatup quite
: badly, but was in all original condition as
: far as i could tell. the original owner had
: passed away and his wife had kept it in a
: drawer for sentimental reasons. later she
: remarried and after many years told her new
: husband it was time for it to go. low and
: behold i won it. here is the pic i took of
: it, right after i had cleaned off all the
: years of caked on grime and crud......

: i sat on it for awhile trying to decide whether
: it was worth doing a full restoration (aka
: protime) or better to send it to my trusty
: local watchmaker. finally i decided that i
: would send it off to tag heuer (aka
: protime/hans schrag).

: so i got home today and to my joy it had
: arrived after many months. here is the pic
: right after i opened the package....

: and the old parts that had been replaced by nos
: parts or at least that's what they told
: me?:).....

: and the watch it self packaged......

: and a side shot (sorry for the bad shots, i'm
: too lazy to pull out the tripod:))

: the other side.....

: and the front.....

: sorry for the not so great pics. it was
: refinished to have the original sunburst on
: the front, which didn't come out in the
: pics. the crystal, pushers, crown, and
: gasket were all replaced with nos heuer
: parts. movement was completely overhauled,
: case refinished and viola!! almost like new
: again! thanks for looking!:)

: j.h.

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