Wednesday, 4 December 2013

A vintage Tag Heuer diver

Heuer became Tag Heuer around 1984/85. This mean that some Tag Heuer is sort of vintage by now. This lovely diver ref. 980.013N is a fine example of this. It's a Tag, but it look and feel much like vintage.

The dial and hands have a nice patina. The hands has a lovely creamy color. This gives the watch a nice vintage look.

If you are looking for a nice diver, but don't want to pay big money for a vintage Heuer 844 this is a nice alternative. It's a classic, looks good, and can be picked up cheap. Recommended!

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Carrera ref. 3648 T

I got this nice vintage Carrera from a guy in Turkey. The watch was in good shape and runnig fine.

Carrera ref. 3648 T

The goldplated Carreras are always a bargain as they are not in demand as the stainless steal ones. This is a early one with first execution dial and hands. There's no black stripe on the hands or the hour markers on the dial.

The movement is Valjoux 92 signed Heuer-Leonidas.

If you look for a vintage Carrera on a bugdet, the goldplated ones are the one for you. They are still possible to find for a steal...

A little orange one

This is a little cool diver for the ladies. If you have one of the full size vintage heuer divers 980.007 or 980.005, this one will be a nice match for the lady in the house.

Ref. 980.011 28mm

There's plenty of black dialed 980.011 on Ebay, but these orange ones are rarer. Mine arrived complete with blue Heuer box and a genuine Tropic strap with a original 14mm vintage Heuer buckle.

These small diver can be picked up for a fraction of the cost of a full sized mens watch. Great fun!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

New project; Carrera 12

My summer project is to retore this vintage Heuer Carrera 2448 T. It is in a rather sad state and the Valjoux 72 was missing several parts. I have now managed to track down most of them. That was not easy and very expensive. The hunt for parts is half the fun....

I really look forward to put this nice Carrera back in service.