AUTAVIA 11630 Tutorial

Autavia 11630 Tutorial



Here some general features including pictures to make your next Autavia 11630 purshase a success:

BEZEL
needs to be absolutely flat (in comparison the spherical bezel's from the 1163 versions). There is a luminous dot in a "small hole" at the 12 position: If you don’t have a hole (only a silver triangle, its the wrong bezel: 1163 early version bezel)

Crystal
As with all 11630 watch comes with mineral glass crystal: the crystal should be not lower or higher as the bezel level.

Pushers
The pushers are always embedded in the case and contain 6 flutes: the so called "fluted pushers". The size of the pushers head is always 4.82 mm = 0,188 inch. More or less these pushers are similar to the 11063 V version: however the breaks between the single flutes are softer when compared with the overall raw design of the 11063 V: here the flutes have always very sharp edges.

Casing
Of course the design of the case is different from the 1163 casing: but this is very hard to recognize if you are not an expert, or if the seller is not willing to measure. The casing should always have the 11630 number engraved between the lugs. And more important the pushers are embedded in the 11630 whilst with the 1163 housing, the designers made one cut-out for each pusher: so from the TOP they do not look embedded at all. The case back should always look "dome style", WITHOUT having a single step break around the side line of the case back cover. If the case back is with single step, than ask for a discount as than you deal with a 1163 back cover on a 11630 case (if the case has the 11630 engraved).

AUTAVIA CASE BACKS

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left hand = 11630 case back = "dome style"; right hand = 1163 case back = "single step style"

AUTAVIA CASE DIFFERENCES

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left hand = 11630 case = "holes for embedding pushers"; right hand = 1163 case = "case cut-outs for non embedded pushers". The cut-outs from the 1163 case do "hit" the polished top side line.