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FS: Heuer Carrera "Dato" Ref. 3147S First Execution

The first execution Heuer Carrera 3147S is a very seldom seen watch, and particularly in this condition. This particular watch was originally a retirement gift, and not having tickled the fancy of the original owner, it sat in a drawer for its entire life. Upon the owner's death, the watch was inherited by his son, who had it serviced and then listed it for sale, which is where I found the watch.

Full story on the watch can be read on my site (not a plug, just don't want to re-type it all here):

Condition report as follows:

Case / Crown: Case is in great shape and retains the sharp, angled lugs that grace all 60's Carreras (the most beautiful case ever made for a sports watch, in my opinion). The watch exhibits many of the trademarks of a "drawer watch" and the case is Exhibit A. The crown is a generic replacement (the only non-original part of the watch).

Dial / Handset: Pristine dial and hands with creamy patina. The hands have a small amount of oxidation on the steel, but the lume is unaffected. The datewheel is in perfect condition, with vibrant red numbers. There are three specks of dust on the underside of the crystal and one dust particle sitting near the 7 o'clock marker on the dial. It never bothered me enough to open the watch, but it should be an extremely simple maneuver for the next buyer should it bother them. Importantly, the dial is in perfect condition and anything you see is resting on the underside of the crystal or on top of the dial.

Caseback: The caseback is engraved to "Tom Ledgerwood," the original owner of the watch. As with the rest of the case, the engraving is crisp and the caseback in perfect condition.

Movement / Functionality: As mentioned above, it was serviced right before I purchased the watch. The longer I collect, the less willing I am to open up a perfectly functioning watch just in the name of snapping a picture or ogling the movement. From a functionality standpoint, it winds smoothly, keeps great time, and the chronograph starts, stops, and resets crisply and accurately. Sold as-is but if there were an unexpected issue, I'm more than willing to work with the buyer to resolve it.

Bracelet: The watch will be sold on a vintage generic "beads of rice" bracelet shown here in the pictures.

My price is $10,250 or best reasonable offer with payment via PayPal (add 3% if using PP) or direct bank wire. US sale preferred, international sales will pay the cost of shipping. Face-to-face in Chicago is also welcome for local buyers. Finally, I have plenty of references available as a buyer and seller that I can provide if necessary.

Please reach out to with any questions.

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