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Offline rainbowfix01

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Heuer Autavia 3646
« on: March 22, 2020, 01:52:58 PM »
This is one of many variations of Autavia. This is the first generation Autavia. Second will have compressor case and followed by barrel case Autavia fitted with arguably the first automatic chronograph in the world the Cal. 11.

This particular watch I have is generally known as Autavia 3646 Mk3. Since this is a 2 register Mk3  Autavia, it's also known as Andretti Autavia because Mario Andretti wore them. You can look him up in Talking watches on Hodinkee. Apparently he has 2 versions of this Mk3, both the minute bezel and tachy bezel.

Case is all Stainless steel at around 38.8mm, amazingly good size on the wrist.  Thickness including the plexiglass is 14.6mm.

Bezel ring is stainless steel as some other brands use aluminium bezel which is not as durable. The gloss bezel insert is installed almost like a Rolex insert.

Inside this 3646 you will find the Swiss workhorse Valjoux 92. This watch was made in around 1966-68. With tritium on the Singer made dial.

Thanks for reading. Stay safe.

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Offline t3bkmzd

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Re: Heuer Autavia 3646
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2020, 04:50:45 PM »
Your case is sharp and seems untouched. hour and hands lume plots patina match perfectly. Nice specimen, tks for sharing

Offline CKT

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Re: Heuer Autavia 3646
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2022, 05:49:56 AM »
Wow .. what’s a awesome piece. How did get this piece ?

Offline rainbowfix01

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Re: Heuer Autavia 3646
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2022, 07:13:10 AM »
Wow .. what’s a awesome piece. How did get this piece ?
It's an Ebay find many years ago.

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Offline HawkreiN

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Re: Heuer Autavia 3646
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2022, 06:47:29 AM »
Wonderful piece and is a real find on eBay. Looks much better than the modern Autavia available...