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With the 1163T or 1163V, I think that you have focused on the "signature" Autavia -- these are probably most representative of the automatic Autavias. They are also the earliest of the automatics (making them somewhat more collectible, even if not more valuable) and they are in greater supply than some of the later models. So there is probably a decent chance that you find NOS, mint or near mint in the foreseeable future.
We will all be watching to see whether you are successful.
Good luck in the hunt!!
: Thank you for your kind comments. It's very
: nice to know that there is a forum like this
: where you can get valuable information from
: the HEUER experts.
: I own a small collection of chronographs, both
: manual or automatics. Most of my watches are
: in mint condition and I only wear them on
: special ocassions. My wife can't stop making
: fun of the watches I own and I rarely wear.
: My answer for her is always the same... I
: have plenty of joy just by looking, winding,
: cleaning, and then putting them back into
: their boxes.
: As for your question about an specific model
: that I sould like to get... Well that is a
: difficult question ! Considering that this
: will be my first HEUER I would like to find
: an automatic Autavia. Of course my platonic
: love will be an Autavia Chronomatic
: Reference 1163T, since it was introduced on
: the year I was born.
: Knowing how difficult is to find a nice 1163T,
: I will be very happy to get either a 1163V
: or a 11630, steel bracelet or leather band.
: In any case I will keep my eyes open and will
: ask again for your advise if I happen to
: find anything interesting.
: Please keep this forum going, it's so much
: interesting and fun ! Thanks to everyone
: that make it possible.
: PS Please excuse my poor english.