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Please head over to http://24heuer.com cheers, Andy...

Wednesday 27 January 2010

124 Spider - Looking good.

Outside and ready to go...err...to get the suspension and brakes sorted...The work's being undertaken by Martin Scott a complete petrol head also in Edinburgh.
Unfortunately a few unexpected problems came to light - on one rear corner the mount where the shock attaches has broken off and a new one needs to be fabricated and welded in place.

Caught up with a few bits and pieces like refitting the 1/4-light catches for about the 100th time!
Lets hope this glue does the trick. This time I roughened up the catch and the glass with some sandpaper before sticking so fingers crossed :-)

Sunday 17 January 2010

The heart of the matter - Calibre 11 Movement

Here's an exploded view of the infamous Heuer Automatic Chronograph movement with some shots of one of my own below...This one's marked 'SX'.
It also has a small 'I' to indicate the modded version with improved date rollover etc.

Those with a keen eye will also spot the blocking lever (8200) is missing.

Saturday 16 January 2010

Some more pics of the 1133b

Here's my lovely Monaco 1133b.
Early unmodded Cal 11 movement.

Glossy blue dial pictured here in correct red 'automatic' with checkered racing stripe.

Still loving the Autavia 11063V

Such a cool watch!
Great contrast on the dial, nice shape and perfect weight.
Original jubilee bracelet with divers extension.
Case grinding's pretty good too.
Notice also that the lugs are 22mm (or maybe 21mm?) rather than the standard 20mm on the 11630 and 1163.

I guess these could be the next 'rare find' Heuers as I think I've only seen 3 or 4 for sale over the last 12 months.

Strangely also, this has had more comments in the last 2 weeks than any of my Monacos!