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Which one would you choose? 7763 or 7863? Update: final result

  1. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Apr 30, 2021

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    If you could choose between the two, which one would you choose? Both can be bought probably for app EUR 6500.

    The hands of the 7863 are probably relumed, the lower pusher is questionable and the bezel got a ding.

    Not sure what's wrong with the 7763. To me it looks good but I'm a Omega collector and I dont know a lot about the brand.

    Thnx guys!
     
  2. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Apr 30, 2021

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  4. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Apr 30, 2021

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    I think the 7763 is the better choice.
     
  5. imagwai

    imagwai Apr 30, 2021

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    Tough one, but I think I'd choose the 7763 out of these two.
     
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  6. Yago

    Yago Apr 30, 2021

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    I always thought the 7863 dial is better balanced with the date. But I suppose the 7763 is cleaner and more of a classic look. I’m starting to appreciate the compressor case more.
     
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  7. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz May 1, 2021

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    Thnx!

    By the way, the info here about which model came with which caliber does'nt look complete.

    http://www.onthedash.com/autavia-early-in-depth/

    If people use this as a source, this source does'nt mention the 7863 came also with a 7734 valjoux and the 7763 came also with a valjoux 7733.

    The 7763 from above is equipped with a valjoux 7733.
     
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  8. Passover

    Passover May 1, 2021

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    Generaly I would prefer the more classic 7763

    EDIT: You are an experienced watch collector, so I guess you saw that the 7863 has quite a ding on the upper right lug. The pcitures are overexposed and the hands are really very likely relumed
     
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  9. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz May 1, 2021

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    Yes. Saw that. But thnx for pointing that out! Although I did'nt see the relume. I'm terrible in judging lume.
     
  10. abrod520

    abrod520 May 1, 2021

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    100% agree - I am a no-date guy (especially today, having to go change the dates on all these dumb date watches :cautious: ) but on the compressor Autavias, I think it does balance the dial nicely.
     
  11. JAH

    JAH May 2, 2021

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    7763. Reason: More need of a diver and twin-time bezel than tachymetre.
    Just wish it had date.
     
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  12. Yago

    Yago May 2, 2021

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    I agree the MH bezel looks better, also on ‘70s Autavias IMO. These were interchangeable on both watches so a 7863 with MH bezel would be a winner. Like this one from Hodinkee

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  13. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz May 2, 2021

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    Well. I've decided. I'm going for the 7763. Thnx guys!
     
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  14. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz May 3, 2021

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  15. Yago

    Yago May 3, 2021

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    Not a specialist in these, I can't even see the difference between the 1st and 2nd execution bezel teeth. The serial indeed doesn't seem to correspond with a 1st execution dial. Don't know if 18 serials have been reported of this reference.
    http://www.onthedash.com/docs/Autavia_Reference_Table.htm

    Maybe @SteveP can pitch in.
     
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  16. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz May 3, 2021

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    Thnx. I've send him a pm already. :D
     
  17. Yago

    Yago May 3, 2021

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    The caseback has 1970 stamped on it so this might indicate it might have been one of the last of the first execs. Yet 18.... is a very high serial.
     
  18. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz May 3, 2021

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    Dealer claims he bought it from the first owner. I've asked for the receipt with the name of Esa Kaira on it.
     
  19. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz May 3, 2021

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    It's going great with those autavia heuers. What a minefield! Normally I collect omega's.
     
  20. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz May 5, 2021

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    Ok guys. I asked for better pictures. Am I going mad or is this a 13x and NOT a 18xserial!?! Haha. I think we have a winner!
     
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