1. ben the mouse

    ben the mouse Jan 27, 2018

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    Hi All - Not sure if I am in the right place to post this (or if I am doing it correctly), can anyone give me some information on this watch. I think it is a Heuer 13.1. other then that I no nothing about it and there doesn't seem to be much info on the web. It is in perfect working order. I have attached a couple of photos. Many thanks Don.
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  2. Gambba

    Gambba Jan 27, 2018

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    Yep it’s a Heuer reference 13-1 with a Valjoux 7765 from about 1978-80.

    It is in the catalogues of the time.

    The below link has pictures of the reference 12, which the 13-1 is a variant of, but also shows the 13-1 in a catalogue page.

    https://heuerville.wordpress.com/2010/08/17/heuer-ref-12-chronograph/

    This is my own 13-1, which is branded Koni and has a white seconds hand instead of Orange like the standard 13-1 (yours).

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  3. ben the mouse

    ben the mouse Jan 27, 2018

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    Hi Gambba... nice watch thanks for your help and the info...:)
     
  4. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jan 28, 2018

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    Nice watch Don- looks to be in fantastic condition

    dc
     
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  5. ben the mouse

    ben the mouse Jan 28, 2018

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    Thanks dc, I thought it was wearing a little as the brass is coming through, I assume it is best to leave it as it is? I have been struggling to find out info on the 13.1. I purchased it in an auction in Wales a few years ago and I haven't been able to find anything much on the web. Great Forum......:)
     
  6. Gambba

    Gambba Jan 28, 2018

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    As DC for these models it is in excellent condition and there are very few out there which do not have the brass appearing in spots.

    Mine was very worn through when I bought it, but found a NOS case for it. In your case I’d leave it as is, as it looks in good condition.

    Here’s mine before:

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    Cracks in the crystal and a chunk out of the bezel area made me re-case it so it could be worn without fear of moisture getting in. I still have the old case as it is part of the watch’s story.
     
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  7. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jan 28, 2018

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    I agree- leave the case as it is ;)
     
  8. ben the mouse

    ben the mouse Jan 29, 2018

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    Thanks for the info guys, it is much appreciated.....you have posted some quality pictures of a quality watch... :) On your advice, I shall leave mine as it is and enjoy wearing it from time to time.