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[Posted by: David Chalmers | 18 Sep 2009 | 18 Comments ]
Vintage Heuer Watches- Under the Radar

Every year it seems that a different Vintage Heuer model enjoys its moment in the sun- collectors suddenly realise that there are some under-appreciated models out there (with under-appreciated prices to match), a few examples are bought and photos posted…and all of a sudden the Heuer collecting world has a new favourite.
Of course, there are always the “blue-chip” models- 1133B Monaco, Siffert Autavia, Carrera 12 that will continue to appreciate (although my view is that the Siffert and 1133B values will slow in their appreciation), but the real fun comes …

Calculator, Watch Collecting »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 4 Sep 2009 | 17 Comments ]
Finding Parts for your Vintage Heuer

I bought a “NOS” Heuer Calculator earlier this year- it was an impulse buy really, as I had never previously liked the Calculator that much…they always look a little ungainly and over-sized in the photos.
In real life, they look fantastic. Yes, its a big watch, but no bigger than many new watches that are on sale today, so it has a very contemporary look. I’ve received more compliments around the office for my Calculator than I have for my Monaco 1133B!
Have you spotted what’s wrong with the watch yet? Yes, …

Calibre 17, Monza, Re-Edition Series, The Ultimate Guide »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 2 Sep 2009 | 29 Comments ]
Ultimate Guide to the TAG Heuer Monza

The Monza is a watch that has had two lives: it formed part of the TAG Heuer re-edition range in the early 2000s and was on sale for 5 years before being phased out. The Monza then returned in 2011 as a Limited Edition model- a different dial to the earlier model, but an identical case.
While a popular watch with buyers, the die-hard collectors always had a bit of a problem with the Series, because while the Heuer Monza of the mid-1970s was a loved part of Heuer’s Chronomatic range, …