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Dating a vintage Heuer by serial/case number?

  1. Kiwibloke

    Kiwibloke Jun 20, 2021

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    Please forgive a noob question... expanding interest from Omega - where dating is possible with reasonable certainly from the movement number, - to Heuer, and wondering if there any relationship between a Heuer serial/case number and date of production? Any pointers much appreciated:)

    With thanks,
    Martin
     
  2. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 20, 2021

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    You can roughly date a Heuer to the year, but that's about it I'm afraid. Generally, serials reached the 6 digits sometime in 1969 and up til then it's not too difficult, but afterwards it starts to get a little harder.
     
  3. Kiwibloke

    Kiwibloke Jun 20, 2021

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    Thanks Adam

    Are there ranges documented anywhere that provide that rough dating - eg identify serial as from around, say, 1970 versus 1972? Assume higher the number the later the production across all models…:thumbsdown:
     
  4. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 21, 2021

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    Not really, especially as batch production became much more commonplace after the Chronomatic models were introduced. 1970 would still have been in the lower 6-digits though whereas by 1972, we see 2xxxxx serials.