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Is the Heuer Ref. 905 Genuine or a Fake?

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jan 27, 2020

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    An update on this story- a reader contacted me with photos of the watch that his father bought at a Swiss Airport in 1977. He was not looking to sell the watch, just get it serviced and repaired, so I tend to believe these stories over someone who is trying to sell you something.

    I'm leaning further to the view that these are indeed genuine (Reference 905). I've checked in with TAG Heuer to see if there is any update on their archive that validates this.

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  2. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Jan 27, 2020

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    Is it maybe the father of the 2nd Monaco 50th Anniversary subdials? :rolleyes:

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  3. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 23, 2020

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    A further update that may interest @MarkMoss TAG Heuer has confirmed the Reference 905 (shown above) as genuine
     
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  4. Yago

    Yago Apr 23, 2020

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    That settles a longtime debate then! Would be great to see some documents from the archive, preferably a catalogue. Have to admit I was in the non-believer camp :cool:
     
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  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 2, 2020

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  6. abrod520

    abrod520 Aug 2, 2020

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    Following up on the old 7734 question - yes, the 7734 was the date version of the 7733 - manual wind, two registers w/ 30 min on the right / running seconds on the left.
     
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  7. Yago

    Yago Aug 2, 2020

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  8. Redwes25

    Redwes25 Aug 2, 2020

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    Well that is bush league.
     
  9. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 2, 2020

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    To be fair, there was a link to the Calibre 11 article that Jeff put on his post at OTD.

    But yes...it is what it is...
     
  10. royalbbq

    royalbbq Jan 10, 2021

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    Dear all,

    I am quite new on this forum and really got into Vintage Heuer lately,

    I start with a complicated case as I'm really interested in the HEUER ref 905 after seeing it on this offer:

    https://www.chrono24.be/heuer/heuer-ref905-chronograph-from-the-70s--id17154348.htm

    It really looks gorgeous but I got interested in the watch and there are a few things I'd like to know your opinion on:

    - It is a genuinel reference, I understood it after all I read on your forum, thank you very much by the way! But is this exact modele the one that was posted on the first page of this forum?

    - I think of this because there are a few things that are not logic, if we look at this page
    https://chronocentric.com/forums/heuer/index.cgi?md=read;id=108057

    We see that the model I'm being proposed has an orange second hand which is the one from the ref 2000 (3rd picture) and also the white dots at the indexes are the one from the BLUE version and in this case it is a FUME version.

    I don't understand the logic, would that mean that the dial has been modified?? Could it be fake??

    I also wanted to know your thinking on the price?? This is a gift for my dad which is a fanatic of cars and never had a watch.

    Thank you very much in advance for your help,

    Alexandre
     
  11. HoltzPlatz

    HoltzPlatz Jan 11, 2021

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    Hi Alexandre,

    I am a bit new here as well and am trying to confirm my own 905. I am not an expert, but what I see is the same as mine. And I love the fume smoke dial with pink accents! To answer one of your questions, my second hand looks deep pink and wanting to be red.
    Good luck!
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  12. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jan 13, 2021

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    We're still learning about these watches, so hard to be too definitive. For example, was the central chrono hand red when new and they have faded? I think this is probably the case.

    Yes, I believe that they are a correct reference, but worth noting that I'm not aware of any literature that backs this up, such as an old catalogue. My guess is that TAG Heuer has verified based on a lot of secondary evidence, but no primary evidence.

    I haven't followed prices, but I guess these are (moderately) on the increase as they are now an official part of the family.

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  13. Alessionic

    Alessionic Feb 2, 2021

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    Salve a tutti

    Sono nuovo del forum e da molti anni seguo le discussioni sull'autenticità ref. 905 in quanto ne posseggo uno acquistato da mio padre negli anni 70,premetto che non ho alcun interesse alla vendita in quanto ha un valore affettivo inestimabile, per questo motivo volevo condividere le foto del mio esemplare completo di scatola e cinturino originale, in modo da aggiungere dei riferimenti a chi volesse acquistarne uno.
    Saluti Alessio
     
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  14. Yago

    Yago Feb 2, 2021

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    Great heirloom, thank you for sharing :thumbsup:
    This watch on Heuer bracelet is interesting. Are there names/numbers or other markings on the inside of the clasp?
     
  15. Alessionic

    Alessionic Feb 2, 2021

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    Controllerò quanto prima
     
  16. Alessionic

    Alessionic Feb 2, 2021

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    Questo è quello che c'è scritto all'interno
     
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  17. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 2, 2021

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    Made in Italy is interesting...I don't think that I've seen that before on a Heuer clasp.

    I wonder if this is a clue to the watch being made for the Italian market?
     
  18. Alessionic

    Alessionic Feb 2, 2021

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    Si io sono italiano
     
  19. Diego BP

    Diego BP Mar 20, 2021

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    Dear all,

    I'm new in this forum and I would like to confirm this Tag Heuer 905. I can see a difference, this watch does not have tachymetre. What do you think?

    I woud like check the movement. Does anyone have a photo?

    Thank you very much and excuse me for my english.
     
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  20. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 22, 2021

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    Yes, this looks OK, but as you say, missing the inner tachy ring