Heuer 11630 Autavia ‘Orange Boy’
- Calibre 12 automatic chronograph movement with date indication at 6.
- 17 jewels, 21600 A/h, 42 hours of power reserve.
- Unpolished steel case with screw-down caseback in awesome condition, with minimal wear signs.
- 42 mm (without crown) / 48 mm (lug-to-lug) / 15mm (thick) / 20 mm (between lugs).
- Original Heuer signed crown and pump buttons for chronograph operation.
- Rare tachymeter insert turning bezel slightly faded and showing signs of wear on the edge.
- Mineral glass in good shape except for a small dent at 9.
- Serial number 290XXX engraved between lugs at six. Reference number 11630 engraved between lugs at 12.
- New khaki canvas strap with steel buckle.
- Coveted ‘Orange Boy’ black dial with metal indices and orange accents in very good condition with a small stain close to Heuer logo.
- Original orange matchstick hands with luminous inserts in excellent condition.
- Tritium with matching patina in lume on hours and minutes hands and 5min markers.
A bit of history on the Heuer Autavia (excerpt from OnTheDash)
Over the decades from its founding in 1860 through the 1950s, the main lines of Heuer chronographs did not have model names. Instead, models were described only by their reference numbers . For example, the Reference 346 was a three-register chronograph powered by the Valjoux 71 in a stainless steel case with rounded lugs, while the Reference 2447 used the Valjoux 72 in a stainless steel case with more angular lugs. In 1962, this changed, as Heuer began to give its chronographs model names, which would be printed at the top-dead-center of the dial.
In selecting “Autavia” as its first model name, Heuer drew on the name that it had used for a series of dashboard timers for over two decades. Back in 1933, Heuer had combined the words AUTomobile and AVIAtion to create the “Autavia”, a stopwatch with 12-hour capacity. The reference to motorsports and aviation was more than a marketing device, as the Autavia was designed to offer the racer or the pilot a timer that was extremely rugged and highly legible.
When will I receive my new vintage watch?
We try to dispatch every order as soon as possible, but in some cases it can take us up to 48 hours to prepare your goods for shipment. Unless otherwise instructed by you, we will ship your watch with the Spanish Postal Service (link) and we’ll provide you with a tracking reference as soon as the package is delivered at the Post Office. The average shipment within the EU will take approximately 6 working days.
Is the shipment insured?
Yes. Shipping cost includes insurance equivalent to the price you paid for the watch. It does not include shipping costs.
How can shipping costs be the same when the value of the watches differ?
We take charge of the difference between the cost of the insurance and what we charge you. We calculate shipping costs based on a very low insurance value so we can offer you a simple checkout process. The remaining cost of insurance is deducted from our margin.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards, bank wire transfers and Paypal. We rely on Paypal’s secure and trust-worthy platform to manage all credit card payments.
Can I use my new vintage watch as an everyday wearer?
Sure. We only sell watches that are in full-working condition. However you must bear in mind that these are vintage pieces that may be 40, 50 or 70 years old. You can enjoy your new watch regularly under everyday life conditions. We do not recommend wearing your new vintage watch while performing sports or intense physical activities. Also, we cannot guarantee waterproofness in this kind of watches.
Where do you source the watches you sell?
In the land of the magic Unicorns, where everything is joy and bliss. No, seriously, we find most of our pieces at local auctions and flea markets. Some times we discover exceptional watches for sale at specialized forums. Occasionally, they come to us through their former owners who just want to sell them. In the end, we try to bring the most attractive and singular vintage watches to you.
Shipping & Payments
All orders are shipped using Spain’s Post service. You will be provided with a tracking reference number once your order has been shipped. Goods are duly packed and protected to prevent damages.
Please be aware that we may need up to 48 hours to dispatch your orders if they are placed on weekdays. No dispatch on weekends and holidays.
We accept he following safe and trustworthy payment methods:
- Paypal: Pay with credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Amex) or with your own PayPal account. You will be redirected to the PayPal website after confirming your order. There you will have to confirm the payment. After the amount has cleared successfully, you will be sent back to our shop and receive an email from PayPal with your payment confirmation. Your order will be processed as soon as we have received the verification of your payment. Our system will email our order confirmation to you.
- Bank wire transfer: If you would like to transfer funds directly from your bank account, please choose this method when processing your order. Once you complete your order, you will receive an email with bank account details. Your order will be processed as soon as we have received the verification of your payment. Our system will email our order confirmation to you.