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  1. matthew_VA

    matthew_VA May 2, 2022

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    I finally acquired an 1133B--still a little hard to believe! I'd been looking for a while and had missed a few opportunities in the past (a couple of which still haunt me) but saw this Transitional last month (thanks to a forum friend) offered by another Heuer enthusiast/collector. Initially, I wasn't sure and was leaning toward the matte blue dial version but found myself constantly going back and looking at this one. I thought it looked cool--imperfections and all!

    And while the dial is far from perfect, the metallic blue paint is simply captivating! It goes from midnight blue to light blue depending on how the light hits it.

    I'm very excited to finally own this iconic watch and have it as part of my very small vintage Heuer collection.

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  2. heuerholic

    heuerholic May 3, 2022

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    Well done. Although I have many Monaco’s I don’t have an original and so I'm envious of your new wrist companion.
    That face has a story to tell I bet. If only it could speak what a tale it would tell.

    Congrats my friend.
     
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  3. imagwai

    imagwai May 3, 2022

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    It's a beautiful watch, congratulations. I am intrigued, though, what caused the paint to come off on the markers in a vertical pattern in that way?
     
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  4. RockBurner

    RockBurner May 3, 2022

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    I'm going to guess and say the dial, or a hand or two, came loose at some point in it's life and vibration did the rest - possibly during a rather heated on-track session in something very rattly and noisy, but very very fast?
     
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  5. Yago

    Yago May 3, 2022

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    Very cool watch! Patina dials are all but a certainty on transitional 1133Bs
     
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  6. HoltzPlatz

    HoltzPlatz May 3, 2022

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    Congratulations, you've added a nice treasure there!
    I'm guessing it's simply following the vertical brushed metal pattern that must be underneath the color?
    1969 Heuer Monaco Transitional dial 1.jpg
     
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  7. imagwai

    imagwai May 3, 2022

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    That makes sense. And why only on the hour markers - must be something to do with the degradation of the lume plots perhaps?
     
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  8. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster May 3, 2022

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    Congrats @matthew_VA !!! Love the unusual patina on that one! :thumbsup:::rimshot::
     
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  9. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member May 6, 2022

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  10. NGO1

    NGO1 May 7, 2022

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    Congrats. It’s my all time favorite HEUER.


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  11. matthew_VA

    matthew_VA May 9, 2022

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    Thanks everyone, really appreciate it!
     
  12. matthew_VA

    matthew_VA May 9, 2022

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