Heuer Carrera "Dato 45" ref. 3147 N "first execution" (and a "group picture" as a little "Carrera extra")

Feb 24, 2021,11:41 AM

Now, this here is the stuff that makes vintage watch collectors' heartbeat increase ..... 

... the first execution Dato-45 whereby the date was still placed quirkily enough behind the (most of the time) static stop watch needle. Jacky Heuer obviously got it at some time that the date window might be better placed at the 9 o'clock position (which then became the "second execution"). 

These watches were powered by a Landeron 189. The first execution models were produced in 1966 and 1967. 

I am somehow fond of the old Carreras. Classy, clean, plain. And therefore I am hoarding some of those ..... (pic 2 - all of them "double-signature" except the Dato).

Cheers, HSTE

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It's always a pleasure to look at your amazing collection

 By: piccolochimico (aka dsgalaxy1) : February 24th, 2021-11:50
Which is undoubtedly paired with a huge vintage knowledge. I guess you just wanted to dot the i's and cross the t's after the current re-edition by that commercial website😎

Wow! Impressive collection of vintage Heuers!

 By: BigAppleBill : February 24th, 2021-12:34
With all of the re-editions I suppose imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But at the premiums being asked for the re-editions (especially by grey market resellers), one would think it would be more satisfying to hunt down and own an original vers... 

Fantastic! Love old Heuers!

 By: InDebtButOnTime : February 24th, 2021-16:18

Treasure pieces😍

 By: Gelato Monster : February 24th, 2021-16:50

Here’s another pair of old Heuers with the Beyer mark:

 By: Jim14 : February 24th, 2021-19:52
[mounted in my 1970 911 Rallye Car] ...  


 By: HSTE : February 24th, 2021-21:33

Wow!! Fantastic group shot!

 By: Watcholic_id : February 25th, 2021-06:25
What a superb collection . Thanks for sharing the pics. Cheers