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    Check this vintage piece out

    Went into my local watch maker today. Had a fun time looking at some vintage pieces. He then showed me this...... any one have any info on it? I didn’t know Abercrombie sold watches. Said 1963 on the back.


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    Re: Check this vintage piece out

    Yes, back when they were a gentleman’s sporting company (pre-1990’s) watches were among their offerings (still are, actually). Back then, Heuer made some for them...not sure if that model would be one of those or not.

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    Re: Check this vintage piece out

    I hear these are quite valuable nowadays. I saw one on Lunaroyster's site for a couple of grand...
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    Re: Check this vintage piece out

    A few years ago, you could buy them for cheap-- not anymore. Abercrombie used to be the highest end sports outfitter. The kind of place you would go to outfit your months long African safari or exotic fly fishing vacation.

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    It is must be an unsigned heuer pre carrera model of the late 50's early 60's powered by a valjoux 72 and with the abercrombie and fitch on the dial. Have it restored and serviced. In perfect shape, worth is over 6000$
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    Re: Check this vintage piece out

    Agreed, the asymmetric pusher arrangement suggests a Valjoux 72 movement. The dial is damaged and the small hand in the hour register may be replaced, but it's still a desirable watch.
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    Re: Check this vintage piece out

    Great find Lightning,

    Some good reading here.

    The Definitive History of the Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer Chronograph « On The Dash

    Scroll down to the 6th pic and I think you'll find your watch reference: 2444

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    Sheeeeeeesh, that's a great find! Not in perfect shape but still a fantastic high grade Heuer Val72 inside a waterproof case! These are very desirable nowdays

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