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  1. Sonny90

    Sonny90 Dec 29, 2020

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    So I recently pulled the trigger on this 1153s which I have admired for a very long time but I’m the past was never in the position to own such a watch I payed £3000 which I was told is about the right price for the watch???. As far as I’m aware the dial, tachy and second hands are all first gen parts??? It’s a 148xxx serial number and powered by a cal 11 so my question is would this be considered as a first gen? The minute and hour hands look to be from a later model as do the sub second hands but I’m not 100% sure as I’m not an expert. Any help would be greatly appreciated

    kind regards
     
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  2. Yago

    Yago Dec 29, 2020

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    Are the reference and serial numbers visible between the lugs?
     
  3. Yago

    Yago Dec 29, 2020

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    Looks like a second execution. These were issued with calibre 11 and 12. Dial and hands look decent but the lugs seem overpolished. Hard to see on these photos though.
     
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  4. Yago

    Yago Dec 29, 2020

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    Serial number is very low so my guess is this is a 1ste gen with a replaced hands set.
     
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  5. abrod520

    abrod520 Dec 29, 2020

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    Yes, this is a first-execution 1153s with correct dial, tachy ring (tachy at 3) and the chrono hands - all match up with the early serial. The H/M hands were probably replaced later - a serial this early would not have been in the later transitional period. Not terribly uncommon and the hands are at least genuine Heuer IMO.
    Case does look a bit polished from these angles, but overall I think it's quite nice :thumbsup:
     
  6. Sonny90

    Sonny90 Dec 29, 2020

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    Thanks for all the input guys, the hunt now commences for a set of hands then....I imagine they are like trying to find rocking horse poop but I guess it’s all part of the fun right.
     
  7. Sonny90

    Sonny90 Dec 30, 2020

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    In the current market would £3000 be about right in terms of price? I have looked on Chrono24 and eBay but prices very so much it’s quite hard to tell
     
  8. abrod520

    abrod520 Dec 30, 2020

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    Depends on whether you like it or not.