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Quick history of this model is as follows:

  • Heuer began producing these moonphase chronographs under the Abercrombie & Fitch name. I believe that this was in the early 1980's.

  • Both the dial and the movement were marked for Abercrombie & Fitch; the movement was a modified Valjoux 7734.

  • Sometime during the course of the production, Abercrombie either stopped ordering the chronos or Heuer had an over-supply of the components (the unique movements, dials, disks, etc.), so Heuer was left with loads of these relatively unique [bad phrase -- ??] and unusable parts.

  • Making the best of a bad (or at least unexpected) situation, Heuer began producing these moonphase chronos under its own name . . . or at least, it put its name on the dial.

  • The movements and case-backs were blank (since they were expected to be marked for Abercrombie & Fitch), and Heuer left them that way, even as they were used in the Heuer chronographs.

  • I am uncertain about the specific history of the 125th anniversary model (shown by Michael), but would think that it was produced in 1985.

  • The non-anniversary Heuer models have recently sold in the $800 to $1200 range. Oddly, I have never actually seen an Abercrombie model. I wonder whether Abercrombie might have cancelled the order before many were produced?

That's what I know right now. I will try to get some additional detials about the differences between the "standard" Heuer model and the "125th anniversary" model. Some differences are obvious from the photos.


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