1. matthewt

    matthewt Apr 9, 2019

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    I recently purchased both a Carrera 73653 and an Autavia 73663. With them being two totally different models, i'm surprised that the reference numbers are so similar. That said, They have the same movement, same shape case and the same dial layout.
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  2. imagwai

    imagwai Apr 9, 2019

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    Great Autavia! Deserves a clean-up (no polishing!) and a new crystal.
     
  3. matthewt

    matthewt Apr 9, 2019

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    Thanks. That's my next move......My favorite part of finding is the cleaning up.
     
  4. SteveP

    SteveP Apr 9, 2019

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    Hi Matthew, congratulations-both very nice Heuers! For clarity-the model numbers follow a standard Heuer format at the time across the manual ranges and are broken down as

    736=Valjoux 7736
    5=Carrera
    6=Autavia
    3=stainless steel case

    so you can hopefully see why the numbers are so similar.

    Many thanks,
    Steve
     
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  5. matthewt

    matthewt Apr 9, 2019

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    Thanks so much Steve, really appreciate the info!
     
  6. #nb

    #nb Apr 9, 2019

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    they are very similar watches, the biggest difference is autavia's rotating bazel
     
  7. matthewt

    matthewt Apr 10, 2019

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    Thanks, i agree, essentially the "same" watch less the rotating bezel...