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: Hey folks,
: just came upon this really rare bird -
: a Heuer Autavia 11630 KAF with the rare Decomp Dial. So it's pretty
: much a 11630p but instead of the decomp bezel with the KAF
: engravings on the back.
: Watch seems totally untouched. Seems it has never been serviced,
: On the dial you can see some of the glas gasket that has liquified
: on the totis etc.... It's no "real" damage.
: So the dial should probably be cleaned.
: Also the movement needs a service.
: My question is: What would you do with this beauty?
: As for the movement service that is needed I am really thinking
: about sending it back to the pre-owner who just told me he would
: take it back for good (told me it was running strong an
: correctly...). Unfortunately my watchmaker never had a 11630 in
: his hands... so he is unsure about parts, price,... that makes
: me thinking...
: IF I would keep it, should I:
: - get the dial cleaned (it should get pretty clean as it's not
: damaged I was told)
: - get the glas changed?
: - get the case redone?
: - get it relumed?
: - ...?
: Sure I would get the movement serviced and the gaskets new...
: Thank you.