In this section, we present some pages from the original OnTheDash website (2003 through 2018), which are no longer being updated.
Best of the OnTheDash Archives
On Febraury 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the earth, with his flight aboard Friendship 7 lasting 4 hours, 25 minutes and 33 seconds. Glenn was also the first person to wear a Swiss watch in space, wearing a Heuer stopwatch strapped to his wrist. In this posting, we describe the mission, the watch and our discovery of this historic moment for Heuer.
In this posting, we cover the race to develop the world’s first automatic chronograph. The Heuer-Breitling joint venture battled against Zenith, as well as Seiko, with the first successful models being launched in 1969.
Heuer-Breitling introduced the Chronomatic / Calibre 11 movement in March 1969, but that was only the beginning of the story. In this posting, we trace the development of the Calibre 11 / 11-i / 12 / 14/ 15 movements, over the next few years.
An early version of our page covering Barack Obama’s watches. This page cover the TAG Heuer Series 1500 watch and the Jorg Gray “Secret Service” chronograph that were worn by President Obama.
Our page covering the oversized fake Heuer chronographs, that flooded the market several years ago.
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The Bonhams Auction of the Haslinger Collection of vintage Heuer chronographs was held on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, in London, England. This table presents an overview of the 81 vintage Heuer chronographs that were included in the auction.
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We launched OnTheDash on February 2003, and published our first version of the Master Reference Table in May 2003. This table began with English collector Bruce Mackie spending several days working through some Heuer catalogs, with additional contributions by collector Chuck Maddox and watchmaker Hans Schrag. This Master Reference Table was an amazing resource in 2003, and was updated several times over the next few years. With the move to the new OnTheDash (July 2018), the original Master Reference Table has been “retired”, replaced by the Master Reference Table on the new site.
The Autavia Reference Table was first published in May 2003, and was updated in December 2011; shows over 80 models and executions. [Note that links to Galleries in the Table do not work.]
First published in May 2003, showing 29 models; updated in May 2009 to show over 100 models and executions. [Note that links to Galleries in the Table do not work.]
Shows the 13 models and executions of the Heuer Monaco. [Note that links to Galleries in the Table do not work.]
Concurrently with the introduction of the Autavia and Carrera models (in 1962 and 1963), Heuer designated certain existing models of its chronographs as its “Economy” models, and the line-up of these Economy models was further developed during the 1960s and 1970s. These “Economy” models featured the same movements as the named models, but the cases were often less expensive to produce, being chrome-plated base metal or gold-plated base metal, rather than the stainless steel or 14 or 18 karat gold used on the Autavia and Carrera models.
This reference table covers the dive watches made by Heuer over the period from 1979 to the acquisition of Heuer by TAG in 1984/5. Comprehensive coverage of the 1000 Series dive watches.
Just for fun, have a look at our Price Guide from 2006 / 2007.