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Itika / LeJour / Heuer -- What was the Relationship?

I will try to write more later, but toward the mid-to-late 1970s we definitely see some connections between LeJour / Itika / Heuer.

Among other things, we see:

  • The "Big Three" Heuer models (Autavia; Carrera and Monaco) appearing as Itika watches, with no Heuer markings
  • LeJour chronographs with cases and movements marked Itika
  • Heuer 1970s chronographs (for example, the Reference 12 and the Reference 741-1) appearing as Itika watches, with no Heuer markings

I believe that we can assume that Heuer made the Autavia / Carrera / Monaco models, but I'm curious about the Reference 12 and 741-1 models. Did Heuer even make the ones marked Heuer or did another company make all these watches (for Heuer, LeJour and Itika)??



: Hi Jeff, I recall seeing this on a '70s Carrera too-found it on
: this iffy website-


: It seems there is some connection with Le Jour and has been
: suggested they were the US importer for Le Jour in the 70/80s
: (at least)-having signed the movements and inside of casebacks
: for some Le Jour 'Pasadenas' etc

: Best,
: Steve

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