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I just became the proud owner of a vintage heuer wristwatch, and while it seems to be in dire need of a cleaning and new crystal it seems to be in fairly decent condition overall. I'm looking for some more information about the watch, but I can't find a movement number on it, only serial number and case reference, the serial is 451487 and the case reference is 71650. I had a look at OnTheDash, but couldn't exactly see which movement mine was, since I don't quite know what to look for.

I could really need some help on this case, and it would be very appreciated. My pictures aren't the best, had to take them with my cellphone. "Real" camera is miles away for the moment.

http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/9077/heuer1as6.jpg
http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/2717/heuer2fh9.jpg

Thanks a lot!

edit: The movement is also marked AOC.
 

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I just became the proud owner of a vintage heuer wristwatch, and while it seems to be in dire need of a cleaning and new crystal it seems to be in fairly decent condition overall. I'm looking for some more information about the watch, but I can't find a movement number on it, only serial number and case reference, the serial is 451487 and the case reference is 71650. I had a look at OnTheDash, but couldn't exactly see which movement mine was, since I don't quite know what to look for.

I could really need some help on this case, and it would be very appreciated. My pictures aren't the best, had to take them with my cellphone. "Real" camera is miles away for the moment.

http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/9077/heuer1as6.jpg
http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/2717/heuer2fh9.jpg

Thanks a lot!

edit: The movement is also marked AOC.
Can't really tell what watch is it but I've seen one on the web which looks quite the same although it only has 2 dials. It only says: 1950's vintage heuer. Nice watch btw.

http://www.vintageheuer.com/modelcodeH81.htm
 

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Yes, I asked there and it was confirmed that the movement is a Valjoux 72, I'm sending it in to Axel Ruist in january, a Swedish watchmaker that has been mentioned here before. He will change the crystal, give it a good cleaning and polish and re-lume the hands. The dial will be left untouched apart from a cleaning I figure.
 

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Arr the Valjoux 72, used in a lot of Military chronos, like Cwcs!

Enjoy the watch!!


Bry
Yeah, and Rolex Daytona, Heuer Carrera, some Patek Philippe and Jaeger-LeCoultre, or so I've heard. I hope that everything turns out nicely with the service I'm getting for it, so that I'll have a nice watch for many years to come :)

Will post pictures as soon as it's been to Axel and recieved a new band.
 

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Hi all....

I'm trying to identify this Heuer two-button chronograph cicra 1940-1945 & thought its not worth starting a new thread :?:





I've been told its could be a luftwaffe issue but I'm not sure.

Any help would be very welcome :thanks

Bez
 

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And it's back:




Axel worked a whole lot on the watch, and yesterday I got it back. It functions great now, and it's definatley a keeper. Getting a hirsch rally strap for it, to show off it's car-related history.

I'm going to take some better pictures when the hirsch strap arrives, but it's nice already.
 
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