Hello all, I only know what I’ve learned online in the past 2 days, so call me dangerous. Back 40 years ago I bought a cool, beat-up watch at a garage sale in West Texas. I knew Heuer was a good brand but was in college and couldn’t afford new. It didn’t seem to run, was quickly forgotten and has now been sitting in a dark box in my closet since I bought it. A few nights ago I thought “I should get that thing out and see what it is”, so…. That gets us to the 2 days of looking. Oh my goodness! I think it’s real? I think I know it’s a Siffert 1163T, maybe MK4 and maybe a flat V. Original Beads of Rice bracelet. The case serial number is 143xxx (not sure why folks use the “x’s” but I’ll do the same). It has issues. Crystal is trashed, the right subdial hand is loose inside the face, the chronograph doesn’t work?, the lum is missing on part of the hour hand and who knows what else. The watch itself does run. I have not had the back off. So, help! Next step is take the back off, maybe, to see if it is in decent shape and verify that it is Calibre 11 or 12? Are there other things to look for inside there? Can I take the back off myself or should I take it to a watch shop? If it’s real I certainly don’t want to mess it up. I would like to know what it’s worth as is, what it would take to get it back in action without doing too much of the “wrong kind” of restoration and what it would be worth after that type of restoration. If nothing else, get the subdial hand back on, chrono working and replace the crystal. I’d prefer taking it to someone who really knows what they are doing. It sounds like the reputable shops are few and far (literally) between. Still living in Texas. That’s too many words already. I’ll try and post a few pics. Let me know what you think.