Beginning in the 1940s, Heuer began making watches branded for sale by Abercrombie & Fitch in New York. At that time, Abercrombie & Fitch was an elite outfitter of sporting goods. Two of the proprietary models Heuer produced for Abercrombie & Fitch were the Solunar and the Seafarer, which tracked the tide and time that fish and animals were most active based on the solunar theory. The solunar theory posited that the movement of animals and fish was affected by the location of the Moon. The Seafarer incorporated a chronograph.
The Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer is a watch that continues to increase in interest and desirability with collectors around the world. The present watch is the last version of the Seaferer ever made. Dating to the 1970s, the Seafarer reference 2446C was housed in a large 40mm case and had a dark grey metallic dial.
The present Seafarer is fresh to market and has a beautiful and even patina. The bezel has faded to a beautiful grey color that complements the metallic grey dial perfectly. It is a beautiful example of a late Seafarer.