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Re: Myth about the watch's papers

Interesting story,

Regarding the watch and their papers, I'm pretty skeptical that the papers "were signed" at the film set. The example I saw that was on EB had an actual stamp on it with a reference the Le Mans 24hr & circuit printed by a retailer in an old fashioned ink stamp.

If this recount from Jasper is correct and Gert had little time to gather the pieces before the filming started, he had little time therefore to have a "Le Mans 24hr" stamp made up to sign the watch paperwork with.....?

Why would a guarantee "stamp" be made especially for the movie's watch inventory ??

Were Heuers avaiable to the general public from a gift shop concession at the circuit in the early 1970s? If so, this may explain the official stamping of the guarantee booklets and papers of a Monaco McQueen that claims to be ex- Steve McQueen......? Maybe someone who went there then remembers?

Also, Siffert owned a Company that McQueen hired to provide some of the cars for the shoot, 911's, 908/910/917's and some 914/6's, I think.

Excellent story and great insight Jasper!

Thanks and regards


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