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In the search of poor man's Autavia/Carrera

  1. xgeryx

    xgeryx Apr 22, 2016

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    Hello,

    In my search for a poor man's Heuer Autavia/Carrera I came across a very nice Helbi Chrono and a Dynasty Chrono for sale.
    Never heard of these brands before, but they look like a great watches.
    Is anyone familiar with the brands or the models? What would be the value of them?

    Thanks for all the input.

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  2. imagwai

    imagwai Apr 22, 2016

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    Nice watches. Very difficult to put a value on something like this. Obviously won't be as much as a Heuer but they're in nice condition, so I don't know, maybe a few hundred each? Just a guess.
     
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  3. xgeryx

    xgeryx Apr 22, 2016

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    Thanks for your input. My thoughts exactly @imagwai as long as the price goes, after all they're no big brands.
     
  4. xgeryx

    xgeryx Apr 23, 2016

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    Another one on my radar... Anyone here familiar with the Nivada brand, in particular with this chrono?

    I literally could not find any information on this model. Don't even know the name, all I know it's cal. 7736, Valjoux. It's a bit suspicious, isn't it? Could be a franken?
     
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  5. elbeik

    elbeik Apr 23, 2016

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    What about those Autavia-like watches from Europe? I can't remember the name, I think they are on the photos thread.
     
  6. xgeryx

    xgeryx Apr 23, 2016

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    Vratislavia Concept? Meh, they're sold with quartz movement.
     
  7. elbeik

    elbeik Apr 23, 2016

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    Well, you still have this Autavia-inspired case, and it's @Hubert approved.

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  8. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 23, 2016

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    Don't know a lot about them, but there are several Heuer models that they have re-branded...there was a Lemania 5100 Silverstone with Nivada branding
     
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  9. Hubert

    Hubert Apr 23, 2016

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    That's right; this case goes great with a NATO strap. Mine is quartz though.
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  10. Wastelanderuk

    Wastelanderuk Apr 26, 2016

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  11. xgeryx

    xgeryx Apr 26, 2016

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    Wow they're really nice! Thanks for the link @Wastelanderuk

    I might go this way, but I'm more like going for vintage watches only. But the style I definitely dig. Actually I have just pulled the trigger on this Nivada tricompax. Once it's arrived I'll post some photos if you guys interested.
     
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  12. xgeryx

    xgeryx Apr 26, 2016

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    Yea @D.C it might be a possible rebranding of the same for the Carrera. It would be reaching to say it's like a 2447, however the similarities can't be denided.