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That's a Great List from a Discerning Enthusiast

I have great respect for all these choices . . . definitely all of them "community" grails, with a wide following.

A couple of notes, below:

-- Can't think of any reason that the fourth execution "all lume" Autavia would not be a grail; has a strong following, and is rare, but obtainable . . . probably at the one or two samples per year level.

-- Agree that the Chronomatic Carrera is on the list; my list included anything that has the word "Chronomatic" across the top of the dial. Then it come down to the personal choice, as between Autavia, Carrera or Monaco.

-- Yes, all in on anything with the word "Champion" on the dial, as well.

-- Camaro 7843S -- there some nice symmetry to this "Panda" dial, and the date window serves to anchor the whole thing. Personally, I am anti-date, but it does give this watch some nice balance.

-- Carrera 1153 BN -- I join you on the sidelines, as a guy who should have jumped on one of these a long time ago.

-- Diver 980.005 -- I know very little about the diver watches, but I know that I like the ones with the orange dials. So plus one on this one as well.

This would be an awesome "six watch collection", that covers a lot of the bases. Well presented.



: Some really interesting quirks in your list Shaun-I’m enjoying
: the off-piste ideas!

: Having given it a lot of thought, here is my own personal Heuer
: ‘grail’ list…which I’ve skimmed down to a mere 6 pieces!
: (in no particular order)

: 1. 4th Execution Autavia 2446- You don’t see many of these and
: while I love the RIndt greatly, this is just a little bit
: special.
: Photo taken from

: 2. Chronomatic Carrera 1153N- I’m a big fan of the 1153N and so
: the very ‘scarce’ Chronomatci version is a no-brainer for
: me. I don’t consider them totally unobtainable….everything
: has a price, right?
: Photo by Rich Crosthwaite

: 3. Camaro 7743 ‘Champion’ dial- Ok, the Champion dial Camaros
: are great anyway, but this silver dial contrasting the Champion
: logo is something else!
: Photo by

: 4. Camaro 7843S- I thought long and hard about including the 7220SN
: or the 7228, but they are too obvious to me and being a little
: contrary, I would probably prefer the dato ‘panda’
: instead-the 7843S. Monochrome, well-balanced dial ,
: distinctive…what’s not to love?
: Photo by

: 5. Carrera 1153BN- blue dial, orange features, top it off with a
: decimal bezel-fantastic! I loved this from day one and let one
: go some years back when I could have afforded it. A regret I
: have to live with. These are so striking!
: Photo taken from

: 6. Heuer 1000 auto diver 980.005- OK, originals of these are
: very scarce and often the pinnacle of a Heuer diver-fan’s
: search. There are many put-together in various guises which
: dilutes the fact. However, the real thing is the real
: thing-‘Swiss Made’ and 980.005 on the caseback-end of. (I
: did consider the ‘Monnin’ 844 also, however they are
: available to buy on a daily basis….at one price or another!)
: Photo from Fortuna Auctions

: I would finally add that condition is hugely important also. Only
: pieces in A1 condition would actually make it a 'grail' for me.

: Touching on the general Heuer grail list….no 3646….? I’m sure
: there’s a reason for it, but I was surprised not to see it in
: there.

: Thanks for looking!

: Steve

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