Heuer Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer 2447

Heuer Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer 2447

Heuer Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer 2447 Introduction
The Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer 2447, manufactured by Heuer, comes from a lineage of tide timepieces. These pieces were an evolution of the Solunar timepieces initially produced in 1949, Jack Heuer’s first professional contribution to the company [1]. The Solunar model was the fruition of a request from Walter Haynes, then-President of outdoors company Abercrombie & Fitch, for a watch that could display the times of tides. The solunar theory holds that animal activity is largely dependent on the phase of the sun and moon and tides, which allow the hunter to time when prospects are best.

The company immediately built upon the Solunar release with the launch of the Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer 346 in the following year (1950), with incorporated a chronograph. The 346 and early 2443 both retained the colorful tidal register of the original Solunar timepieces. The line then evolved into two-tone registers within the late 2443 and early 2444. The later 2444 possessed the same key dial and hand traits of 2447, with blue and white tidal and minute registers, dauphine hands, and applied steel markers.

The focus of this research is specifically the Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer by Heuer, in the Carrera 2447 case. Why? Well, simply put, I find the shape of the 2447 case the most appealing within the Heuer line – more aggressive than the rounded lugs of the 346 and 2444, and more elegant to my eye than the 2443 lugs, which have a more “bolted-on” appearance.

[1] Jack Heuer, The Times of My Life
Heuer Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer 2447 Case Number Project

Below is an aggregation all of the Heuer Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer 2447 pieces I have found. If you find others, please contact me with a link and/or images and serial number if available.

Each row in the table below is specific to a transaction or known piece. I am including all sales and offers, given there are so few pieces. As a result, the table includes multiple rows with the same piece.

The range seen is extremely limited due to few pieces seen. There is one extreme outlier at 688xxx, and those in the below database with known serials appear in the 935xx range.

If you see any duplicates, errors, or know of other Heuer Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer 2447 to add, please let me know.

Caveats:
Description of pieces are generally based upon public images/video. For some detail, I do not have images and have to rely on text descriptions from the timepiece posting. Some elements are often difficult to determine from pictures, and if I have only a 50-50 guess, I leave the detail as “unknown.”

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The above table, and data contained therein, is subject to Alpha Hands LLC Terms and Conditions

Heuer Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer 2447 Dial
Heuer Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer 2447 Hands
Heuer Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer 2447 Case
Heuer Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer 2447 Movement

The Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer 2447 uses a modified Valjoux 72, the Caliber 721. The Caliber 721 features the additional tidal register at 9 o’clock.

The movements are stamped as 721, and the balance cock is etched ‘AXF’, which is the U.S. import code for Abercrombie & Fitch.

[additional information and images to come]