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    Vintage Heuer Authentication?

    I'm about to take my first step into the vintage world (apart from my Grandfather's Bulova) and have found an Omega Ranchero that seems to check out in a local AD (albeit needing a service).

    When I went in for a second look at the Ranchero I saw a Heuer Chrono which I really, but I'm having difficulty finding info about it - It is very similar (if not identical to) this. Again it needs a service/repair as the chrono does not function, but I was hoping someone here could help me determine if it's 100% (or as close as can be):

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    Without a movement picture, what can really be said? Might look all good and beautiful from the outside, but the movement might as well be a surprise of a rather nasty sort.
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    Be advised Chronograph movement service runs at 3-4X greater cost than that of a regular non-complicated movement service....Of course that is a generalization and depends on what needs doing. Also need pictures of the actual watch....
    So many watches.....so little time.....

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    Re: Vintage Heuer Authentication?

    I am just wondering why an AD is not servicing the pieces prior to sale.

    2 out of the 2 you have looked at need work.

    Is this a common practice for AD's??
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    Re: Vintage Heuer Authentication?

    Hi
    Most relevant points have been made
    Dial on HEUER looks all original, and seller is an approved Swiss based company.
    Is there a return/refund policy.
    Any papers?

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    Vintage Heuer Authentication?

    The actual watch is at a dealer here in Ireland, I'll get pics of the actual watch in the week. It just happened that unfortunately the two watches I am interested in out of their pretty extensive stock of 40's - 60's vintage watches both had issues, which they have committed to resolve on both pieces (and warranty) prior to purchase.

    The dealer has a good reputation so I just want to cross the T's etc. before I purchase either. Every other watch I Iooked at was A1.


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    Re: Vintage Heuer Authentication?

    I am not 100 percent sure but the dial looks very pristine. And when looking at the blue track from 160 to 180 it seems to be a little 'muddy'?
    Vintage Chronographs and Divers are my thing.

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    Re: Vintage Heuer Authentication?

    I,m wondering why everyone thinks the photo is of the watch for sale, when he clearly posted a photo of the watch in his link in post#1.

    You need to post a photo or two of the actual watch you are thinking of buying, as being "like" it is nothing to go on really.
    The linked watch has two lume dots, at 3&9 positions. Why have lume dots and non-lume hands?
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    Re: Vintage Heuer Authentication?

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbee View Post
    I,m wondering why everyone thinks the photo is of the watch for sale, when he clearly posted a photo of the watch in his link in post#1.

    You need to post a photo or two of the actual watch you are thinking of buying, as being "like" it is nothing to go on really.
    The linked watch has two lume dots, at 3&9 positions. Why have lume dots and non-lume hands?
    People just do not read anything :D
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    Re: Vintage Heuer Authentication?

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbee View Post
    You need to post a photo or two of the actual watch you are thinking of buying, as being "like" it is nothing to go on really.
    The linked watch has two lume dots, at 3&9 positions. Why have lume dots and non-lume hands?
    Obviously I'm looking for opinions on whether the Heuer in the picture is genuine piece, ie. did Heuer even produce model with this dial? The watch in the dealer is nearly identical as I said earlier, however to answer your lume question I believe the hands are different, but I am waiting on them to send me the photo. Otherwise I'll try and pop in tomorrow.
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