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  1. bag

    bag Sep 12, 2015

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    New to the site. I currently have a 60's vintage Model 2447silver 3 dial chronograph at the factory in Switzerland for service to include a new chrystal. So, no pictures currently available. They're also offering a carrera steel buckle and black leather band for an additional $220.. Questions are is it worth buying the band and buckle from the factory or are they readily available on the market here? Also, I can find very little on the Carrera Heuer Fisher model, and my intention is to offer the watch for sale when it is done - does the Fisher add to it's rarity or decrease its value? Thanks.
     
  2. gophishin

    gophishin Sep 12, 2015

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    Fisher was a scientific laboratory that purchased Heuer watches as instruments that many of the scientists "accidentally" kept. I don't know that it effects value too much either way. As far as the strap, if it's an original style Corfam rally strap with signed buckle, that's not a bad price. You might be able to find cheaper with some digging and legwork but it might be worth it to just have it done. It sounds like the actual model you have is a 2447S with a Fisher signed dial. You'll be able to find more info by omitting the "Fisher" in your searches.
     
  3. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 12, 2015

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    Is it this one?
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  4. bag

    bag Sep 12, 2015

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    Very similar but It reads Carrera Heuer Fisher in that order, and it does not have the outer number dial in the blue color.
     
  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 13, 2015

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    Here's one from Pinterest
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  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 13, 2015

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  7. elbeik

    elbeik Sep 13, 2015

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    The price of the band and buckle is just right in my opinion.
     
  8. bag

    bag Sep 13, 2015

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    Thanks for the input.
    The second example without the blue is spot on! I will be clarifying with the factory exactly what band they are offering. Is there a band that is considered the best match to this watch? Also, TAG Heuer has identified the model as a 2447. Is the "S" for the silver dial? Thanks.
     
  9. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 13, 2015

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    Most brands charge a hell of a lot more than 220, so for OEM that's actually pretty reasonable.
     
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  10. gophishin

    gophishin Sep 13, 2015

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    Yes, the "S" is for Silver dial. It could also be considered a 2447D, the "D" being for decimal track. I don't think I've seen any of the decimal track varieties with anything but the white or silver dial.

    Most of the original style straps I see are the corfam rally straps with a Heuer signed buckle, and those seem to usually go for around $220+ on eBay, so if they're providing that, it sounds like a good deal.
     
  11. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 13, 2015

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    I've also seen "S" being for "Standard"...which typically means Silver anyway ;)
     
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  12. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 13, 2015

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    Check carefully the strap/ buckle that they are proposing. They don't have the Corfam straps- which is no bad thing in my book. Yes, these look the part, but they're quite stiff. My guess is that they are proposing a modern TAG Heuer calf-skin with a re-edition buckle- and this would be a good choice.

    If you want something different, try here: http://heuertime.com/index.php?lang=eng&p=sale&sub=sale_detail&pID=135&cat=strap bracelet
     
  13. gophishin

    gophishin Sep 13, 2015

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    You're right, and that's probably more accurate considering the matte/egg shell white dials too.
     
  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 13, 2015

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    Have to admit that I use them almost interchangeably...it's not like Heuer kept to their own naming rules. Take the Monaco 1133G- clearly, this dial is Grey
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    Yet the 1533G looks like this
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  15. bag

    bag Sep 15, 2015

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    Thanks again - how about average size for the band? It won't be for me, so is there a middle of the road that works best for most folks?