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Vintage Heuer Discussion Forum
The place for discussing 1930-1985 Heuer wristwatches, chronographs and dash-mounted timepieces. Online since May 2003.
Hello and greetings everyone! Please read...
A couple of things that perhaps we should say before going too much further.
I'm trying to hammer out a reasonable set of guidelines for conduct here in the forum. I haven't spoken with Jeff or Derek much on this so please bear with us while we get up to speed.
I'm using as a starting point a thing I helped Bill Sohne with when he was tabbed to moderate the Zenith Forum over at TZ nearly 18 months ago. I'm sure some of the verbage will slip through and seem out of place...
We are just starting out on this on Heuer forum here on Chronocentric/OnTheDash... It's been public knowledge that I have been trying to get a Heuer forum (Among others) created over at TimeZone for the better part of 3 1/2 to 4 years... The folks at TZ have a different vision for TZ and that's fine, they own the site. I will continue to participate over at TZ mainly in the Omega forum, and to a lesser degree in the other forums. I hope we will become great neighbors to one another and can help each other out whenever possible.
One of our goals here is to be great neighbors will the watch community. Another other primary goal is to provide the place to discuss Heuers that the web has lacked up until now. And another of our goals is to increase the knowledge and materials available on these watches.
First off, if you have any technical problems, please let one of us (Derek, Jeff or me) know. We can't fix it if we aren't experienceing it and don't know it's happening.
On the subject Off-Site links... Here are some guidelines, they might be a little different from other forums you're familiar with.
On the subject of Off-Topic discussions:
A little bit about myself... I have personally been a Heuer owner for nearly 20 years, and if you count some of the stopwatches that my father owned over 30 years. My first serious Swiss watches were a Heuer Pilot's model and an Omega Mark II Professional purchased in 1983 or 1984. Although many people know me for the commentary I've done on Omega's truth be told I feel just as comfortable, if not more comfortable with a Heuer on my wrist. However, the reason why I haven't written much on Heuer's has been a lack of material on them.
Jeff Stein (owner of OnTheDash) on the other hand has been collecting buckets and barrel's of information on Heuer Dash-Mounted timers for quite some time now. And the image that greets people logging on to OnTheDash, causes me to gasp everytime I see it. He is the go to person on Dashboard stuff.
Derek Ziglar (Owner of Chronocentric) while not being a huge Heuer fan (correct me if I'm wrong here D!) has run
With the help of other people interested in Heuers I hope we can push back the cobwebs that surround the brand and that a couple of years from now we have a body of material and knowledge that will equal or surpass the material available on the web for Omega's, Rolex and other Tool Watch brands. For after all, Heuer had a reputation of being a tool watch for most of it's existence. In fact during the 1960's and 1970's Heuer's were a far more common site around speedway's, proving grounds, rallies and horse tracks than any other brand.
Please keep in mind that you don't get a "moderators reference guide" when a forum opens and we're learning the ropes (at least Jeff and I are). That many Forums run as smooth as they do it is a testament to the current and past Forum Moderators and the wise folks who choose them. They deserve a thank you if you enjoy those forums.
Please bear with me on this. I understand the Forum is not perfect, and building it up to what it should be will take time and will likely be a trial and error process. I hope you will realize the same thing. I want to be a good neighbor and have friendly relations with all other watch enthusiasts. I believe this is possible and achievable. For in the end it isn't about keeping scores or making points but sharing our common interest and passion with one another and helping each other (and the community as a whole) out...
I hope you will come along for the ride, bumps and all... I think we have the core of a very dynamic group.
P.S. One thing that I believe would be helpful and enlightening that we started doing over at the Omega forum on TZ that I would like to duplicate here is including the geographical region you hail from in your posts. As I live in the Chicago area in the USA I include that information in with my name. This will help people know when it is a reasonable expectation for you to be available, and also if you happen to live near another poster, you might wish to get together and talk watches either on the phone or in person. This is something I would like to encourage people to do, but it is not a requirement. Thanks! -- C