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Parts All Wrong
In Response To: Siffert Going Cheap on ebay? ()


Thanks for the question. Regardless of what is properly called a "Siffert" (discussed below), in terms of what is properly called a "Heuer", this one seems questionable:

  • wrong hands
  • wrong bezel (should be Tachy bezel for white / silver dialed models)
  • wrong needles, on recorders
  • wrong crown
  • wrong crsytal
Dial also has strange color / patina (dirty?).

My guess is that this one has been put together from parts -- some Heuer / some other brands. The current bid price probably reflects typical pricing for parts watch / franken Heuer.



: this Siffert seems to be going cheap on ebay at
: the moment, at under $400, and I am
: wondering whether any of the experts might
: have a view on the authenticity and value
: questions. Is this really a Siffert at all
: or are they supposed to have the blue trim
: on the hands and dials? This one doesn't
: seem to match up with any of the Siffert
: Autavias included in the Onthedash website
: or maybe I just couldn't find the right
: ones. You really do show a lot of them
: there. thanks for any help from the pros.
: This discussion board and the Onthedash site
: are a great help for all us novices and very
: interesting to read.
: Norman Plummer
: Tulsa, OK


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