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    Vintage Heurer Autavia Chronograph

    I have the opportunity to buy this Heurer Autavia chronograph. I can attest that it runs well and the chronogrpah works. The bezel is a little scratched and the chronograph hand is a little oxidized. The caseback has usual signs of wear and age and says it is waterproofed to 350 feet.

    They are asking $7,000, which seems high considering eBay comps in better condition are in the neighborhood of $5,500. I've asked to see the movement so that I can research the movement type and year, number made, etc.

    So, what do folks think? Based on what you see, is it worth that price? What sort of additional homework should I do beyond movement examination?Name:  image.jpeg
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    Re: Vintage Heurer Autavia Chronograph

    I'm not certain if this bezel is genuine- couldn't find a match in the OnTheDash reference table. There was an Autavia with such a bezel, the "Jo Siffert", so I don't know if the bezel from this model could have been installed on an earlier Autavia.
    There's also something clearly wrong with the reset pusher.
    That's how the watch is supposed to look like (I guess it's this one, at least):
    OnTheDash - The definitive guide to Heuer

    And... 350ft water resistance? I thought they were all signed as waterproof to a depth of 330, not 350ft.
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    Re: Vintage Heurer Autavia Chronograph

    Nothing wrong with the pusher, it's simply not there, well part of it
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    Re: Vintage Heurer Autavia Chronograph

    And here is the movement pic. Anyone know the movement type off hand?

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    Re: Vintage Heurer Autavia Chronograph

    Ye olde Valjoux Cal. 72 with a Heuer-style chronograph bridge:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Valjoux 72

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    Re: Vintage Heurer Autavia Chronograph

    watch seems correct and the price is far from unreasonable. would like to see a caseback pic though.
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