SOLD - Vintage 1940's Abercrombie & Fitch Very Rare Pilot's Chronograph by Heuer | Highly Desirable
It is an understatement, at best, to say that these are rarely seen on the market, and I mean like never. You'll find a few sold ones from a while ago, but as of this listing there is no other active listings I can find. A triple signed Heuer A&F chronograph in all original condition (except replacement strap) is very tough to find and highly desirable. I also believe the crystal was replaced at some point because it is near flawless. The piece has service marks and was well kept, the case back is engraved establishing provenance and helps authenticate the watch since the market is flooded with fakes but none at personal engravings. This is why collectors are starting to prefer personal engravings over other examples. We just serviced it and its running great, keeps good time and resets to zero as it should. The movement is a Landeron 13 higher-end column wheel movement and is in excellent shape. The dial is all original, please note there are some flaws from age on the center white ring, flakes mostly; not really a big issue and there is an age mark on the dial around two o'clock. This is to be expected on a watch this old and a dial that has never been refinished. Overall, this is an excellent find that won't last long. This watch is supplied on a new black water resistant Hadley-Roma 2-piece strap AND a black NATO strap. The case measures 32.5mm across / 35mm including the crown; 40mm from lug to lug ends; 17mm between the lugs.