Heuer Calculator Question

Jul 12, 2020,00:14 AM

Recently came across this for sale from a reputable source. I’m not very familiar with the watch but all the other calculators I see online seem to have different hands and date window. Can anyone who is more familiar with this watch share some knowledge as to whether there’s a version of this watch would would have these hands etc? Or is this a frankenwatch/possible fake?

Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge!

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Indeed it is [nt]

 By: elqueco : July 12th, 2020-01:24

Yep [nt]

 By: elqueco : July 12th, 2020-01:25
Was thinking of bidding, but it doesn’t look quite right. Thought I’d ask the guys here.

Thanks! [nt]

 By: elqueco : July 12th, 2020-01:38

That’s absolutely true.

 By: xyz123abc : July 12th, 2020-02:41
Auction house sale does not automatically mean authentic or verified.

To my knowledge the hands were (from what I have seen) either with an orange/red or white frame with tritium inlay.

 By: xyz123abc : July 12th, 2020-02:40
The orange hands faded easily, could these be replacements? The watch itself could be ok, but I cannot verify that from one grainy picture only. But you are right, the hands are “unusual”.

Here’s a clearer close-up

 By: elqueco : July 12th, 2020-04:44

What I can see - and for it’s worth.

 By: xyz123abc : July 12th, 2020-04:54
1. Case - looks good 2. Calculator slide ruler - looks good (hard to fake) 3. Dial - looks good 4. Pushers and crown - look good. Hands - strange, never seen those before, either a rare variant from a small production batch, or replacement (service) hands... 

Yes, I noticed that - however, as no company back then made their own dials, I would not be too worried about that, however

 By: xyz123abc : July 12th, 2020-05:17
with the date window and hands assessed together, this leads me to believe this could be a small production batch that differs from the norm. In that case, it increases the value. As the red on the counter is so faded, I do not believe this is a service d... 

This one is a fake

 By: OnTheDash : July 13th, 2020-05:40
This one is a fake. Dial and hands look terrible; compare this with the authentic ones. Avoid this one.

It sold at auction for about USD 2500 all in...

 By: elqueco : July 14th, 2020-05:59
Which is cheaper than most other ones being sold...I guess that’s also telling