Heuer Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer 2447
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.
 Jack Heuer, The Times of My Life
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 may include multiple rows with the same piece.
The range seen is extremely limited due to few pieces seen. There is one extreme outlier at 688xxx, while others in the database appear in the 935xx range.
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.”
As with the rest of this Website, the following table, and data contained therein, is subject to Alpha Hands LLC Terms and Conditions
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The above table, and data contained therein, is subject to Alpha Hands LLC Terms and Conditions
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]
Sadly, one of these extremely rare Heuer Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer 2447 watches has been stolen (in the fall of 2020…dang 2020). Serial 93456.
While casebacks and some components can be swapped or polished, these pieces are so rare that any distinguishing marks on the dial will allow one to quickly place the watch. In this case there are a number of areas that are discolored:
– flaking around 3 minute mark and some around 7-8 minutes
– grey spots at center of chronograph minute register
– spot at 12 between center post and numeral on chronograph hour register
– spotting at 37 minutes, to the left of the numeral 9 in the chronograph hour register
If anyone spots this watch, please contact me and I’ll get in touch with the rightful owner. Thanks everyone.