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: For me, this is a favorite version of the
: Carrera -- three regsiters; nice clean
: version of the dial (no tachy, decimal
: minutes, etc.). The case looks nice.
: For the most part I am in complete agreement
: with Jeff. I am exceedingly fond of the
: LEmania 5100 Carrera's but this model is the
: Carrera in it's purest form.
: my concern would be the rust in the movement.
: seller indicates that the movement is aged
: and and shows some rust; I would have a
: watchmaker study the photograph, and tell
: you what he thinks of it; marks on the dial
: may also indicate that some water (or
: something) got inside. While don't see
: any huge amounts of rust, it certainly
: isn't the cleanest movement I've ever seen.
: The dial isn't awful but the main
: timekeeping hands will need to have some
: attention (at least if it were in my
: collection) and from the side view there are
: a couple of marks near the minute track that
: I didn't initially see from the straight on
: seller has good feedback and seems to be a
: watch professional . . . maybe see if you
: can learn more about the condition of the
: movement . . . he seems to be open to
: requests for additional information.
: The case looks real clean, been polished
: once or twice, but not overly so compared to
: many. The crown does not appear to have the
: Heuer logo on it and it should have one if
: it's an original crown (my example does)...
: thanks for posting the message, and good luck
: with your decision / bid / purchase. I
: agree with Jeff in his advice, ask now so
: you aren't sorry later...
: -- Chuck
: Chuck Maddox ( Article index at:
Thanks , Chuck. What you think of the new ones?(remakes)