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  1. DavidM2 Jun 5, 2021

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    I will be receiving a very nice 1960s Heuer Carrera Dato 45 Reference 3147S this month with an original box and a Heuer Warranty book but no other papers. Before I sell it, I thought of sending off for an Extract from the archives but the only way I've seen in searches to do that so far involve having to get it as part of a service!! Curious, has anyone else heard of a way to do that with Heuer or any policy changes?

    Thanks, David
     
  2. Canuck Jun 5, 2021

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    If your watch is indeed of 1960s vintage, it is a Heuer. Heuer became TAG Heuer in 1985. Have you written to TAG Heuer to enquire as to whether they have archives of older models that they can refer to. Does the watch have a serial number? It will be needed if you plan to enquire.
     
  3. Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Jun 6, 2021

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    Heuer does not have them so don't bother
     
  4. keepsonticking Jun 6, 2021

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    I believe these can be obtained from a gumball machine for 25 cents. I'm sorry. I was thinking of TAG HEUER. They come with a watch for that price.
     
  5. DavidM2 Jun 7, 2021

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    Wow - that would make it tough!
     
  6. DavidM2 Jun 7, 2021

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    It does have a serial number but I can't find any online commentary from them on getting extracts for 1960's Heuers. Annoying.

    I suppose my next option is to contact a Tag Heuer dealer and inquire.
     
  7. w154 Jun 8, 2021

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    As has been said before by Mark020, Heuer doesn’t have archive information so no way to get an extract. But the Heuer community does track serial numbers so for the Dato there are known accepted ranges. Is yours a 1st or 2nd execution, i.e. is the date window at 12 o’clock or at 9 o’clock ?
     
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  8. DavidM2 Jun 8, 2021

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    It is the 2nd execution - with the date actually at the "45" second position. Silver - 3147S. With original box as well which I was surprised how much those go by themselves!?! Beautiful looking watch - can't wait to see in person! Wish I could keep it but can't right now. I think it would sell for even more if I had an extract so too bad they are not available.
     
  9. DavidM2 Jun 8, 2021

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    Just checked the notes - serial range is 102***
     
  10. MRC Jun 8, 2021

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    That is in one of the known ranges. Taking a wild guess at 1970/1.

    Nice watch :thumbsup:
     
  11. Evitzee Jun 8, 2021

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    Many of the manufacturers in the 20th century kept very few records as to models, serial numbers, sale location and date. It just wasn't thought necessary to do so, and with businesses going out of business or being bought by some other entity whatever records that existed were often destroyed. The higher end makers, especially Patek Philippe, kept detailed records, others less so but makers like AP, VC, Breguet have tried to resurrect their past historical records with mixed results. No surprise Heuer's records never survived.
     
  12. DavidM2 Jun 8, 2021

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    Thanks! Good to know!