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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.
I believe that we are all on the same page. Most intensely interested in vintage Heuer, and also interested in a few other vintage brands (for me, primarily Breitling, along with Sinn and some Omega).
Perhaps more than other readers, I am interested in how the activities of a modern brand like TAG Heuer can impact the vintage world. Look at the recent re-issues from Breitling and Omega, for example, and consider the impact on the vintage predecessors (Speedmaster Ultraman and Breitling Navitimer). And of course we have seen how the activity of a modern brand can impact the auctions of the vintage models.
I believe that increased interest in particular vintage brands (for example, Breitling, Omega and Tudor) can have an impact on interest in other brands (for example, Heuer). When the vintage collectors are chasing the Navitimers (circa 1960) there may be less budget available for the Heuers (circa 1960) . . . and also less interest. And we are seeing how this is driven by the activities and priorities of the brands.
I believe that the best of the vintage Heuers are still in strong hands, and that these watches have not subject to panic selling. Confidentially, I hear of strong prices being realized for the bast samples of the vintage Heuers. But we have seen a lot of junk come into the market (at relatively low prices), and this junk has been visible.
I still enjoy this community and these old Heuers, every day!!
: Actually much better worded by Steve than I could ever have.
: I still visit regularly and actually very often, and try my best to
: provide my own inputs too when I feel I have something not too
: bad to share. I also of course think that the very focus of this
: wonderful forum is Heuer as it’s been from it’s start and
: IMHO the limited incursions in the territories of TAG Heuer or
: even other brands such as Zenith, Omega etc are not unwelcome
: and can sometimes be good fillers especially when there’s less
: Heuer-related to share - and I don’t think they have become
: too frequent.
: Finally: my honest opinion is that TH may not have leveraged their
: fabulous vintage portfolio as smartly as Omega or Breitling but
: I also think these may have also played that even too smartly
: sometimes. And TH have also improved enormously under the lead
: of Catherine.
: So - yes things may have slowed down a bit here, but it still
: remains the place to go for serious knowledge on vintage Heuers.
: I look forward to many more years of enjoyment in reading it
: often and contributing every now and then.