Forums Latest Members
  1. Frank Torchia

    Frank Torchia Dec 27, 2023

    Posts
    5
    Likes
    1
    Guys
    Just joined so forgive my lack of knowledge of these watches ….I bought this in Italy in late 90’s while on vacation .
    I wore it for several years and all aspects were functional ..including no damage to the crystal….Now after 20+ years I want to learn more about this watch and plan to restore to original…so where to get new crystal & recommendations for the repairs .

    thanks for assistance
    Frank
     
    IMG_7315.jpeg IMG_7313.jpeg IMG_7311.jpeg
    imagwai likes this.
  2. paysdoufs

    paysdoufs Dec 27, 2023

    Posts
    1,349
    Likes
    2,849
    Maybe a true specialist can help you better, but for me it looks like a 1st execution manual Carrera 73653 N(oir) comes closest to what we have here…

    http://www.onthedash.com/chronograph/carrera-reference-73653-n-first-execution/

    What gives me pause is the position of the “Swiss” within the 6h subdial (i.e. above the pinion) and the fact that you would have bought that watch new (?) at the end of the 90s :thumbsdown:
     
  3. Frank Torchia

    Frank Torchia Dec 27, 2023

    Posts
    5
    Likes
    1
    I did not buy new …it was a jewelry shop that dealt in used watches ….
    I noticed same re Swiss…also the tachy style around edge does not use the word ….60 at 12 oclock then 1000 @3 minute, then 800 ,600 etc.
     
  4. abrod520

    abrod520 Dec 27, 2023

    Posts
    11,354
    Likes
    35,853
    My best guess is that it's re-dialed, but even then it's hard to say because the 'Carrera' lettering looks correct. To my knowledge there weren't any sunray-blue 73653s but we do sometimes see dials on 1553Ns age into a similar purple hue. The 'Swiss' text is certainly suspect of course.

    The tachy ring is definitely incorrect for the type. In all, it's an interesting mystery. Any serial or reference numbers left between the lugs?
     
    paysdoufs likes this.
  5. Frank Torchia

    Frank Torchia Dec 27, 2023

    Posts
    5
    Likes
    1
    I could not find a serial number between lugs ….
    Its manual wind …
    On inside I see a 1726 edit ….(part of the 7 was covered so its the updated Valjoux movement) ….showing behind some components..
    Inside Says 17 jewels and Heuer Leonadis SA
     
    Edited Dec 27, 2023
  6. Frank Torchia

    Frank Torchia Dec 27, 2023

    Posts
    5
    Likes
    1
    Think abrod520 is on the right track…I researched 73653 version and seems to fit as a maybe mid 70’s version …
    The tachy ring and swiss will need more ideas as to where these may have been used ..
    Perhaps replaced from later version or ?
    Thanks for continued assistance
    Frank
     
  7. matthew_VA

    matthew_VA Dec 28, 2023

    Posts
    254
    Likes
    842
    I am thinking it is a redial as well. In addition to the Swiss location, the numbers on the subdials look thicker than usual and the blue of the dial not a shade I've seen before--there even looks to be tints of purple in it.

    With the tachy ring that doesn't look stock version--it looks like the right type but might have been re-dialed/re-painted as well.
     
  8. Frank Torchia

    Frank Torchia Dec 30, 2023

    Posts
    5
    Likes
    1
    Guys
    Thanks for input so….need a correct tachy any advise of source?
    Also explain redial options
    Would like to return to accurate Heuer
    Thanks for assistance
    Frank