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Thursday 6 December 2012

Happy Birthday Heuer Autavia!

Heuer Autavia 50 today!
Starting out with this 43 year old 'Siffert' :-)

Sunday 2 December 2012

Welcome home, 1133B Tranny back from a service

Delighted to see my 'Tranny' Monaco back after a much needed service.
Rich Askham has done a great job here.
This was his 1st Monaco and he's written about the experience over on his own blog @ http://thewatchspotblog.com

Sunday 25 November 2012

More orange?

Going through an Orange and Black phase right now and had a spare set of Orange hands lying around...
 Don't worry just for fun and I still have the original Viceroy hands to go back on if they need to :-)

Friday 21 September 2012

TFI Friday...

These 2 for me today.
Started off with the Siffert and rounding of with the DB :-)

Saturday 8 September 2012

Wednesday 15 August 2012

Project Update - Heuer Autavia 7763

So, you may remember a month back I picked up this 7763 Autavia in a sorry state.
Bezel was glued on, crown was wrong brand, glass was scratched etc etc...
Well, here we are now -
I'm really pleased with the results.
A bit of patience and work proved well worth while.
Turns out the main spring was busted also so while Rich Askham sorted that for me he gave it a service and relumed the hands to match the lovely coffee dial markers - cheers mate :-)
Sure, it still has that used look about it with more than the odd scuff here and there but there's no way I'll be changing that - it's just the way I like it.

Wednesday 1 August 2012

Steve McQueen Monaco makes $650,000

That's right, a shade under $800k including 23% buyers premium!
Roughly £510k.
Excellent Jeff Stein write up on the watch HERE

Friday 27 July 2012

TFI Friday...

So, £25 for 12 Tuskers = £2.08 per beer :-)
25 divided by 12; align the outer scale 25 with the inner scale 12 (well, ok 1.2) and the answer is the figure on the outer scale to which the arrow on the inner scale points - Easy! and also a bargain at that price, must buy some more!

Saturday 21 July 2012

Summer comes to Scotland @ Last, 2012

So, almost a year to the day since the sunshine decided to make an appearance last year, its back again :-)
Long may it stay.
Same watch too!
 Last year - http://24heuer.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/summer-last.html

Friday 13 July 2012

Wednesday 11 July 2012

Latest Project - Heuer Autavia 7763

OMG! Where to begin?
Looks a lot of fun though :-)
I am a sucker for a sad watch though! :-)

Saturday 7 July 2012

Heuer Monza - Spot The Differences...

look closely, more than the obvious and more than you'd think...:-)
With a little help I counted 10 -
1)Movement (ok, that's too obvious!)
3)Red 5 minute markers
4)Fonts -'10, 20, 30', 'AUTOMATIC...', 'SWISS'
5)LH subdial hand
6)'SWISS' position
7)Date surround
8)Lume dots
9)Lume @ 9
10)'HEUER' shield size

Not bad for 2 watches that at 1st glance could pass for doubles.
If I keep looking I might start spotting differences that aren't really there now :-)

Friday 29 June 2012

Tuesday 29 May 2012

1 new arrival and 'Le Frog' gets new hands.

I do like these 11063V models.
So today I received this particular Viceroy style and also took a bit of time out to swap the hands on 'Le Frog'.
The Viceroy has a great case with good grain and nice sharp edges.
It also came on a very good jubilee bracelet - bonus!

Friday 25 May 2012

TFI Friday...

Heuer Monaco Tranny. Tusker.

124 Spider project

 So with the Spider nearly complete it might be time to look in Mrs AndyO's garage...
And below, Project Tango before she was consigned to the garage.

Don't feel sorry for her though...she's a rascal and beneath that tiny, innocent exterior beats a 650cc motor that when fully prepped will go like SOAS! She'll be fighting fit again before too long, hopefully - if I can get passed all those boxes first that is :-)

Thursday 24 May 2012

Can't beat a well worn Corfam!

I've got several NOS or minty corfam straps but this is my absolute favourite :-)
It's the watch/strap combo I've worn most often over the last few years hence the lovely condition - patina on Corfam - is that even possible? :-)
It suits the Monaco perfectly.

Sunday 20 May 2012

124 Spider - Front wings sorted and dash clock added!

So I finally got my front wings/fenders sorted- yippeeee.
I also replaced the fogged quartz dash clock with a nice new Veglia oil pressure gauge some time back. (see here)
Perfect opportunity to also add my new Heuer dash clock :-)

Saturday 12 May 2012

124 Spider - Wings fixed at last!

So today finally collected the spider with the front wings sorted and wow! what a job!
So, over to Stuart Gray  @ Gray's Garage in Gorgie.
Stuart was not in favour of using the glass fibre wings from Belgium and reckoned he could work with what was there already.
He did a great job cutting out all of the rusty bits, plating over the old bumper/vents etc and repainting the front.
I gather it was quite a job lining up the new sidelamp/indicators :-)
Really pleased and the journey back was fantastic :-)
I'd forgotton how great the sound of a petrol engine with that carb was.
I've been using my Diesel Landy for sooooooooooooo long now!

Saturday 5 May 2012

Autavia 111.603 'Le Frog'

Heuer Autavia 111.603 PVD Olive Green
Only problem is the missing lume dropped off the hour hand - OK it isn't missing, it's floating around the dial!
The back is marked 111.603 however its obviously the same case as the 11063 as that's what's between the lugs.
I love the worn edges etc. - If it was NOS I'd never be able to wear the thing would I? :-)
Oh yeah, came with the original bracelet too which is heavily worn.
The original box and papers are a mix of TAG (box & guarantee) and Heuer (instruction manual) which is correct for the year.