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ComparisonsFrom time to time, OnTheDash will produce pages or articles that compare various chronographs, movements, etc. This "Comparisons" page will contain brief introductions to each of the comparisons, along with links to the comparisons.
Heuer began producing the Seafarer for Abercrombie & Fitch in the early 1950's and continued producing this model through the early 1970's. By that time, Heuer was also offering its own Mareographe and producing the Solunagraph for Orvis. Our comparison of the Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarers covers nine different versions, that utilized five different cases, and a colorful array of dials and hands. Click the photograph of the two Seafarers or click here to see the comparison of these models.
Heuer introduced the Carrera in 1964, and this chronograph has always been hailed as among the most beautiful chronograph designs. The Carrera was produced through the mid-1980's, and was the first chronograph to be re-introduced by TAG-Heuer in 1998, as part of its "Classic" re-edition series . Our comparison of two versions of the Carrera -- the Reference 2447 (from 1964) and the CS 3110 (from 1998) -- covers two of the designs considered to be the purest embodiments of the form. Click the image of the two Carreras or click here to see the comparison of these models.
Click the image of the two Autavias or click here to see the comparison of these models.
Heuer introduced its first Autavia GMT in 1970, and produced various models of this GMT chronograph throughout the 1970's. Our comparison of two versions of the Autavia GMT -- the 1163 GMT (introduced in 1970) and the 11630 GMT (introduced in 1972) -- shows that these versions were different in almost every respect (dials, hands, movements, bezels, cases, etc.). Click the image of the two Autavias or click here to see the comparison of these models.
Beginning in 1972, Heuer produced a series of Autavia chronographs that were offered by the Viceroy cigarette company as a promotion. Customers could send proofs of purchase for Viceroy cigarettes and receive an Autavia chronograph for $88. At the time, these Viceroy Autavias were being offered, Heuer dealers were offering comparable Autavias in the $200 price range. Click the image of the two Autavias or click here to see the comparison of these models.
There has been considerable discussion and debate regarding the authenticity of certain manual-wind Monacos, reference 73633B. These Monacos have blue dials, three white registers (or sometimes blue registers), and are powered by the Valjoux 7736 movement. Most collectors agree that there are many examples that use dials, hands and perhaps cases that are not authentic. Key differences between the genuine and questionable samples of these Monacos are presented on our Manual Monaco Comparison Page.
Heuer introduced the autmatic Carreras in 1972, and the Monza in 1977. Although the Carrera and Monza appear to be similar, with the primary difference being the color of the cases, our comparison shows that, in fact, the construction and value of the two models varied considerably. Click the image of these two models or click here to see the comparison.
The Monaco has the reputation of being a very large chronograph, while the early screw-back Autavias is often thought of as being more moderate in size. Our comparison photographs and measurements show that the Autavia is even larger than the Monaco, in certain dimensions, though the square shape and bright color of the Monaco may give it a larger / louder look. Click the image of the two chronographs or click here to see larger photographs and detailed measurements of these models.
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