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PostSubject: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeTue Sep 28, 2010 10:01 pm

still on the road ...found a couple Heuers in a pawn shop, paid $280 for both. Both mid 70's, one is a quartz 'Kentucky', the other an automatic chrono.....a Cortina. Not real sure about what they are worth but the Cortina has been keeping time all day...so I am thinking I MADE A DECENT DEAL. Won't be able to check out the quartz untill I get home.

I need a couple links for the bracelets.....anybody want to send me some?

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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeTue Sep 28, 2010 10:22 pm

Nice pick-ups! What is the case size on these?
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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeTue Sep 28, 2010 10:26 pm

Hell Yeah Heuer Heuer!! 916203


Sweet Vintage's cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeTue Sep 28, 2010 10:44 pm

Man you find some COOL stuff!

Gonna clean'em up or leave'em looking VINTAGE?

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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeTue Sep 28, 2010 10:51 pm

smellody wrote:
Nice pick-ups! What is the case size on these?

Looks like about 38mm...hard to measure since I am not home, both seem bigger due to thickness and odd shape.

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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeTue Sep 28, 2010 10:54 pm

Anomaly wrote:
Man you find some COOL stuff!

Gonna clean'em up or leave'em looking VINTAGE?

Thanks Alan!! I'll clean them up a bit....at least get the 'skank' off from the last owner! I'll see how they look then decide if I need to do further service.

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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeTue Sep 28, 2010 11:40 pm

Unbelievable looking watches along with prices for the both
of them Gary !!! Heuer Heuer!! 46145 ..Not sure how you do it, but you found
some nice pieces here sir. What's especially unique about these
two, is how they are..well..unique ! Very Happy The case shapes seem
to stand out. On the Kentucky, it's round up at the very top,
but goes into a straight edge near the bottom. Must have been
something Heuer was doing back then, and it's pretty GREAT
to be honest. The Cortina has what looks to be an Octagon
shaped case, which also is excellent. I like the way both of
these watches cases seemlessly flow into the bracelets as
well. Not only that, but the bracelets don't look like your
average bracelets either. They have a tapered look which
which really compliments the styles of the watches. VERY
smooth, and VERY elegant all the way around imho. The dials
on the both of these keep that theme going. The Kentucky
with it's classy thin hands, as well as markers. The Cortina
with it's clean white dial, along with black hands, and Roman
Numerals ! Smile ..Really is something to see how different watch
companies tried so many different things years ago. I think
it helps you understand the time the watches came from.
Also helps you appreciate them even more because of that.
It's the designs, as well as the extra touches like the various
screws, and gold Heuer plates. Not to mention the way little
details like the pushers look, and how many of them there are.
Both of these watches have character Gary, and they have
an especially unique theme which seems timeless ! Enjoy these,
and congratulations on finding them !!!

Great watches..Great pictures !

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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeWed Sep 29, 2010 3:00 am

Dude, you hit the jackpot.

This one sold recently for $1,450.00:

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...and this one sold for $2,000.00:

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Here's an expert write-up on the Cortina:

http://www.calibre11.com/heuer-cortina/


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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeWed Sep 29, 2010 4:26 am

Sweet pick ups! Really like the second dial with the roman numerals
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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeWed Sep 29, 2010 2:40 pm

Roman numerals on a chrono - awesome! Congrats on the smoking deals.
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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeSat Oct 09, 2010 9:32 pm

Well I took some photos of the innerds of these. The quartz Kentucy seems to be shot...I did get it to tick a few times but the battery lead was cracked and fell out....and it seems to have some heat damage as well so I may just sell it for parts and move on. The Cortina is fantastic inside just like like the day it was made.....

Kentucky:

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Cortina:

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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeSat Oct 09, 2010 9:58 pm

Super detailed pictures Gary !!! Heuer Heuer!! 803574 Too bad the Kentucky has those problems
with it. Could that one possibly be fixed though ? ..Or is it not really worth it ?
..Still neat to see the insides of these, and the Cortina really is pretty stunning
with the detailed views of the mechanism. It's like a puzzle of perfection there !
That movement is in EXCELLENT shape ! Shocked Smile ..Thanks alot for taking these
photos sir !

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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeSat Oct 09, 2010 10:07 pm

Thanks Tom!

The Kentucky can be fixed, but not sure it is something I want bad enough to do the work and spend the $$...I also need a few of the links for the Cortina.

What is so cool about the Cortina is there is a micro rotor buried in there.......it is an automatic after all......what a complicated piece of work. This is why the crown is on the wrong side...it had to be to fit the rotor in. See picture:

http://chronomaddox.com/heuer/articles/carrera_article/micro-rotor_bridge_full.jpg






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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeSat Oct 09, 2010 10:17 pm

Very cool info about the Cortina!

Hope you find the extra links!

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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeSat Oct 09, 2010 10:35 pm

Anomaly wrote:
Very cool info about the Cortina!

Hope you find the extra links!

I think these both have the same bracelet...so I already have the links if I take them from the Kentucky.....

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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 10, 2010 1:16 am

sixtysix wrote:
Thanks Tom!

The Kentucky can be fixed, but not sure it is something I want bad enough to do the work and spend the $$...I also need a few of the links for the Cortina.

What is so cool about the Cortina is there is a micro rotor buried in there.......it is an automatic after all......what a complicated piece of work. This is why the crown is on the wrong side...it had to be to fit the rotor in. See picture:

http://chronomaddox.com/heuer/articles/carrera_article/micro-rotor_bridge_full.jpg






You are very welcome Gary ! Smile ..I see what you are saying about maybe not wanting
to mess with the Kentucky ! ..Plus the whole needing links thing with the Cortina too.
You never know though, you might just be lucky enough to find them ! ..Want to also
thank YOU for the extra information about this watch. That micro rotor is UNBELIEVABLE,
and I'm not sure I have even heard of that before either ! ..What a neat diagram here
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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 10, 2010 2:14 am

the movement on the Cortina is sweeet!
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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeMon Jun 13, 2011 6:25 am

Just an update....the Heuer came back from service the other day. According to what info I can find this first generation Cortina is extremely rare, commonly thought that less than 200 of the white dial exist and 500ish total for the black and white. I am pretty happy with the results.......

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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeMon Jun 13, 2011 3:27 pm

Thats pretty damn cool , Its alway's great to find a watch you like. then to find out its a very rare piece just makes it that much sweeter. It truely is a great looking timepiece, enjoy and thanks for the sweet pics. Steve
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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeMon Jun 13, 2011 4:24 pm

WoWWWW!!! Looks great! What a find.
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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeMon Jun 13, 2011 6:19 pm

Fabulous "make-over!" That Cortina is a gem.
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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeMon Jun 13, 2011 10:09 pm

Looks BETTER than ever Gary !!! cheers Just the whole style is PHENOMENAL,
and the rare factor takes the cool factor up ANOTHER level TOO ! Cool Very Happy
This is a treasure sir. Thanks alot for the update, along with beautiful
pictures of it. ..KEEP ENJOYING it !

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PostSubject: Re: Heuer Heuer!!   Heuer Heuer!! Icon_minitimeTue Jun 14, 2011 1:32 am

Looks great...and ya gotta love that Cal. 12 auto-chrono!
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