Sunday, December 07, 2014

9 batches of Autavia 1163 cases

It's no secret I am a big fan of the Heuer Autavia 1163 reference, especially the 1163 black dials. For a beginner this 1163 reference is not always easy to understand. Of course the Autavia reference table you find on OTD can help a lot. But it's not always conclusive. This morning I came across a very interesting discussion on the Heuer forum dating from 2011. In this discussion Mark Moss conludes that based on the reference numbers they have, the Autavia 1163 cases can be devided in 9 batches.

1) 141xxx - 144xxx
2) 202xxx - 203xxx (perhaps 204xxx)
3) 205xxx (GMTs)
4) 222xxx - 224xxx
5) 241xxx - 243xxx
6) 246xxx - 247xxx
7) 266xxx - 276xxx
8) 339xxx
9) 358xxx - 359xxx

I'll try to complement this very helpful list with some pictures. I start with my serial 143xxx and 204xxx. Please note that in the first batch you'll find the 1163 with ridged markers ( Derek Bell in my opinion ) and the one with polished markers. Not easy, I know.

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