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

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Oh Boy!

What a dial!
And it has the correct hands :-)
Missed my last one so much I'm delighted to receive this one.
Swapped the glass, replaced the lower pusher and gave it a good clean.


Always ensure that the person preparing your purchase for shipping is qualified to do so and isn't a total imbecile!
just wrapping it in card isn't really enough!

 And, yes, there was a watch inside - by a total miracle it survived intact!

Friday 10 June 2016

Bremont Descent #002/407

Looking pretty good on the MB1 NATO.
Serial No.002.
Apparently No.001 is with Bremont.

Tuesday 26 April 2016

A pleasant distraction from the daily grind :-)

This is of course my project 11630T with lots of orange bits.
I've had it for over 10 years now and it goes through various phases and transitions including hand/dial/bezel swaps :-)
Just noticed the date is slightly off centre - might need more investigation...

Sunday 24 April 2016

KAF Autavia 11630; Killer Dial!

I'd forgotten just how glossy these Kenya Air Force dials are!
Couldn't resist a sneaky peek :-)

Friday 22 April 2016

Viceroy, reassuringly inexpensive!

It's reassuring that while other Heuer values might be spiralling out of reach you can still pick up a nice, honest Viceroy with bracelet for a fraction of the cost :-)
Well, for now anyway...:/

Monday 4 April 2016

Great to smell petrol again!

Don't get me wrong, I love the Land Rover, but after a long winter of diesel, it's great to get the Spider running again and appreciate a carbureted petrol engine for a change :-)
Also fitted a new Aluminium radiator all the way from California.
Remarkably, I seem to have connected everything back up again correctly first time round and have no leaks :-)

Tuesday 19 January 2016

More bang for your buck? Steinhart O1V.

Can't think of much better value in a watch than this from Steinhart.
Nice vintage look with modern sizing.
Quality feels great and it shares the same movement with plenty of others selling for many times more.
It's a pretty good 'tip of the hat' to the Rolex Big Crown 6200 series.
Wears great and currently gaining less that 5 seconds a day - Bargain :-)  

Wednesday 13 January 2016

Project Rolex 16800 Submariner

I fancied a bit of a change with my 16800 and I do quite like the no cyclops look.
So, after watching a few Youtube videos on how to do it, I took a small blowtorch to the cyclops - not for the faint-hearted :-)
I think it looks pretty cool, especially with the aftermarket 'red-triangle' insert.

Unfortunately the insert's a poor fit so I'm looking for another or I may just paint one of my spares.
Good thing is these changes are all reversible :-)