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Thanks for the photos and the message that you have posted. Seeing this watch caused me to reorganize the Seafarer Section of OnTheDash, so that we now have the usual "early", "middle" and "late" models. I will likely give them better names, and add some narrative information, sometime soon.

Here is some quick information, in response to your questions:

  • This is the latest (and final) version of the Abercrombie Seafarer

  • This case (snap-back) was introduced around 1968, for the Autavia. It probably took them a while to put the Seafarer in this case, though the Seafarer was the ideal candidate for this waterproof case.

  • The corresponding Heuer is the Mareographe; Heuer also produced this one for Orvis (called the Solunagraph)

  • The Abercrombie seems to be the rarest of the three (Heuer / Orvis / Abercrombie)

  • I do not believe that the serial number can be used to date this (or any other) Heuer

In terms of scarcity / value, the Mareographes and Solungraphs seem to top out at around $1800 (on ebay) . . . probably more through reputable dealers. You would likely add something for the oh-so-popular "Abercrombie" name (as discussed in a previous message on this forum) and the scarcity factor.

Thanks for the message and the great photos.



: I just acquired an AF Seafarer Ref # 2446 SF. I
: an not well versed in newer (1960's +)
: Heuers so I'd like to find out what you guys
: may know about it such as: When it was made,
: what it is worth (other than whatever
: someone will pay), an idea of scarcity
: (either # produced or a more subjective
: rating- somewhat scarce, very scarce, etc.)

: These are the data: Case #2446SF, ser #198797,
: Valjoux caliber 721 movement and case back
: signed HEUER-LEONIDAS SA, dial signed
: signed HEUER, chronograph pushers and
: calendar corrector are proper Heuer style.
: Below is an image of the watch.

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