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Barclays Center in New York choose one of our lovely vintage Heuer’s to present to Ed Sheeran

By Andy A on 11/06/17 in: Latest News

Many thanks to the Barclays Center in New York for choosing one of our lovely vintage Heuer’s to present to Ed Sheeran as a momento of his performance on the 31 May.

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A visit to the Tag Heuer Factory

By Jonathan Scatchard on 20/05/17 in: Latest News, News

We were delighted to be invited to Tag Heuer Switzerland to a special vintage watch dealers day representing the UK. First up was a very interesting talk about the whole vintage watch market (which is booming, only the day before in Geneva several world record prices were set at auction) and the sharp increase in demand and price of Vintage Heuer watches. Tag have made a huge commitment to their vintage heritage by investing in workshops dedicated to the restoration and service of these vintage watches. We had a tour of these very impressive workshops and also the huge collection of parts, dials, bezels etc. Finally a visit to the on site museum where some of the most important timepieces from the archives are on display, including one of the Monacos worn by Steve Mcqueen on Le Mans, and even an Autavia supplied by us. The most impressive aspect of the day was the new dedication to the vintage watches which confirms the continuation of the rise of demand and ultimately ensures the investment opportunity of buying vintage Heuer watches. Go to our Facebook page to see some photos of the visit.

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Did you know Mick Jagger is a Heuer fan?

By Jonathan Scatchard on 22/03/17 in: Latest News

English singer Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones sitting on a park bench in a panama hat and two-tone shoes, October 1973. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Some great pictures have emerged of Mick Jagger wearing a Heuer Carrera blue dial 1553 in the early seventies. We do applaud his choice the Carrera is a little in the shadow of the racing Autavia’s , the blue dial is quite stunning when you see it in the flesh.

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We are having fun exhibiting at the Masters Historic racing festival at Brands Hatch.

By Jonathan Scatchard on 27/02/17 in: News

We are spending the weekend at Brands Hatch, exhibiting our watches, both Heuer and our www.vintagewatchshop.com collection at the MASTERS HISTORIC RACING festival. Formula 1 cars from the 60’s and 70’s , touring cars and Le mans Cars.gREAT WATCHES AND CARS MAKE THE PERFECT WEEKEND!

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What is “New Old Stock”?

By Jonathan Scatchard on 10/01/17 in: Latest News

New old stock is a term used to describe a watch which has laid in a retailers since the day it was bought. Sometimes businesses close and remaining stock gets left in a safe or in attics laid forgotten. The “Quartz crises” of the early seventies quickly made mechanical watches obsolete and indeed old fashioned as battery and digital watches became hugely popular. This meant that many watches by popular Swiss watch brands were left unsold, to find one , unworn, with box and sticker on the back is now the “Grail” of vintage watches and extremely hard to find!

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Our new collection of straps

By Jonathan Scatchard on 06/01/17 in: Latest News

We are currently up loading our collections of fabulous straps, we have made a selection of what we like and think look cool , but a full bespoke service is available. We are planning a strap day at our base Bowcliffe hall and a representative from our strap maker will be present to discuss your individual requirements. If you would be interested in attending, please email us, if we can get enough people together we will start planning dates. A great strap transforms any watch.

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Our new site

By Jonathan_Vintage on 12/10/16 in: Latest News

We start this new year with a refreshed website with a selection of watches which we hope you will enjoy. We are also very excited to announce our partnership with the outstanding website CALIBRE 11, for years it has been our favourite “go to” site for all things Heuer and Tag Heuer, we look forward to many future collaborations with David including private collector events (subscribe to our newsletter to receive further  information as it happens.

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Rare Autavia sells for e195000

By Jonathan Scatchard on 02/09/16 in: Watch News

Eyebrows were raised last week when a rare vintage Heuer Autavia sold very quickly at e195000 on a German web site. The first execution ref 2446 is indeed truly rare as less than 10 examples are known to exist and this one was new to the market, it becomes the most expensive Heuer sold publicly. The tone was set by Christies who sold a slightly later version last year for $125000, even more remarkable is the fact that 2 years ago it would have been expected to fetch around $30000!

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SILVERSTONE CLASSIC

By Jonathan_Vintage on 02/08/16 in: Latest News, News

What a great weekend with Masters Historic racing at the Silverstone classic. A great opportunity to showcase our collections and meet clients old and new. As sponsors we also got to get on the podium…..not as winners but still was fun to present the trophies!!

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First Exhibition with Masters Historic Racing at Donington

By Jonathan_Vintage on 09/07/16 in: Latest News, News

The fabulous setting of the legendary Donington race circuit was the host for our first ever exhibition and road trip. Our partnership with the brilliant MASTERS HISTORIC RACING SERIES gave us exposure to the drivers and crews who proved to have a great affinity to vintage watches and a real soft spot for vintage Heuer. It was the perfect opportunity to display all our collections, including Rolex, Omega and Breitling (from our sister site www.vintagewatchshop.com) We can’t wait for our next trip which is the SILVERSTONE CLASSIC, hope to see you there!?

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Twelve Journal

By Jonathan_Vintage on 12/04/15 in: Latest News, Uncategorized

Twelve Journal number one is now available, lots of interesting and informative articles about the world of watches, go to our watches  for sale  page to order your copy.

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Heuer Was There

By Jonathan_Vintage on 22/10/14 in: Heuer and its place in History

From Space to Formula 1 and the Olympics – Heuer was there ! What an amazing history of producing world firsts and sophisticated timing machines –  from the worlds first 12 hour clock for Racing cars and Aircraft in 1911 – to the recent tie up with world wide Formula E .    John Glenn using a Heuer in Americas first Space venture in 1962. Heuer was the First watch company to appear on any Formula 1 car – with Jo Siffert- and enjoyed success in the Panamericana  series of motorsport from which the Carrera was born. Dashboard timers for cars was another first for Heuer – and used throughout the world both  in Amateur and Profesional racing Mick jagger and his Autavia Heuer was the Official timekeeper for many Olympic games and led the world in the 50’s/60’s and 70’s in all forms of Motorsport . So many sophisticated timing devices – from Stopwatches to Electronic timing and telemetry – The worlds first Swiss watch company to make timing Accurate and accountable. Even Pop stars and famous Actors like the late – great James Garner and Sammy Davies Jnr were Autavia fans!! Please join us in our shared passion for one of the worlds great brands -you will always be welcome! Worlds first watch designed for Motorsport – Heuer Carrera Typical Heuer dashboard timers from the 60’s Heur – Official time keepers at the Olympics – 1924/1928/1930/1978 Time Trip 12 hour timer – a world first from 1911- for cars and40

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Twitter and Facebook

By Jonathan_Vintage on 04/08/14 in: Latest News, News

Remember to follow us on facebook and Twitter (vintageheuercom) for tasters and previews of watches before they land on the site!

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Jo Siffert legend formula 1 driver and first to be sponsored by Jack Heuer

By Jonathan_Vintage on 23/07/14 in: Did you know?, News

Welcome to the first in our new series on Heuer watches and the Celebrities and Motor racing heritage of this iconic brand. Our first subject is Jo (Seppi) Siffert who was not only an F1 Winner (Brands Hatch 1968) but a world famous Sports and Endurance racer ( 24 hours Daytona – 12 Hours of Sebring – 1000 K Nurburgring ) he drove Iconic Porsches – 907 and 917 along with Brian Redman. Seppi developed a friendship with Jack Heuer in the late 60’s as Jack had bought a Porsche from Seppi’s Porsche dealership in Fribourg – This led to Heuer being the FIRST brand name to appear on an F1 car that was not automotive related! J0 Siffert reputedly used to sell his watches to drivers – even on the Grid!!   The watch that is most associated with Seppi is the famous Autavia White dial 1163T – affectionately known as the ‘Siffert Autavia ‘– which is highly prized and much sought after.   Seppi became somewhat of a cult hero to other drivers and when the film Le Mans started recording  in 1970 Steve McQueen said he wanted to ‘Look like Siffert’ – so the Striped racing suit was commissioned with the HEUER Logo on them and the watch chosen by McQueen was the MONACO – and so another legend was born ( this watch is still produced today and has become one of the best selling watches ever in re edition for Tag Heuer) . The Porsche 917 in40

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New additions

By Jonathan_Vintage on 01/06/13 in: Latest News

We are buying watches all the time so if you are looking for anything  in particular please let us know as we may have just what you require in our workshop. Remember to follow us on facebook and Twitter (vintageheuercom) as sometimes we preview new additions just before they go on to the site.

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Our sister site

By Jonathan_Vintage on 08/05/13 in: Latest News

Don’t forget our sister site www.vintage-swiss-watches.com for a wide selection of watches both new and old, email us if you are looking for anything modern . More stock will be loaded over the coming weeks. If you would like to follow us on twitter please note we are vintageheuercom .

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Like our Facebook Page

By Jonathan_Vintage on 27/03/13 in: Latest News, News

Lots of great Heuer pictures on our facebook page, please “like” and check out that new amazing grey Monaco just landed on the site!! Click here to view our Facebook page.

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New website live!

By Andy A on 16/02/13 in: Latest News

Our new website is now live. We hope you enjoy browsing our site and our great collection of Watches & Accessories. If you have any questions please just get in touch, Jonathan & Guy

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