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Great - thanks a lot for the info! I appreciate it very much.
1970 production would be fantastic as I was born in 1970 :-)
Thanks also for the links to the tools on ebay. Will buy one immediately.
: Hello Christoph,
: first of all congrats for your very nice and minty Monaco.
: As far as I know, the Monaco 73633B appeared, for the first time,
: into the 1971-72 brochure (see third page):
: To determine its production year, consider that the first
: Transitional automatic Monacos (1133B, automatic early Calibre11
: movement) have serial number into the range 157xxx and have been
: released in March 1969.
: The manual Autavias 73663 with Valjoux 7736 movement (as yours
: Monaco) are all in the serial range 200xxx and 201xxx and are
: from 1971-1972, i.e. the manual Autavia 73663 MH in
: "Viceroy colour" is pictured in same brochure (see
: above, second page).
: So, in my opinion (but could be wrong), your Monaco #1659xx (that
: is only 8000 or 9000 serial numbers far away from 1969) should
: have been released by Heuer Factory (=produced, but not sold,
: that is another story...) in 1970 (or 1971 as worst case), as
: you already know from Rich's Monaco book.
: I think is impossible to determine when EXACTLY has been produced
: (and honestly in my opinion is not so important).
: To shorten the bracelet, you need a bracelet pin remover like this:
: or better, like this:
: My 2 cents.