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Auction Name: 2019 December 10 Watches & Fine Timepieces Signature Auction - New York, NY

Lot Number: 54097

Shortcut to Lot: HA.com/5422-54097

Heuer, Rare and Very Interesting Camaro "Champion Logo" Chronograph, Ref 7743 NT 30 Minute Register, Circa 1969. Accompanied by Champion Spark Plug Cufflinks, Tie Clip, Key Chains, Patch, and Period Champion Spark Plug Bag
Case: 37 mm, stainless steel, two body case with screw down caseback, No. 169094
Dial: charcoal dial with applied hour markers, and black register rings indicating seconds and 30 minute counter. Champion spark plug logo on lower half of dial, silver luminous baton hands
Movement: Heuer signed Val 7730, manual wind, rhodium finish, cam actuated chronograph, 17 jewels
Band: leather
Signed: Heuer on case, dial, movement

This timepiece is accompanied by Champion Spark Plug Cufflinks, Tie Clip, Lapel Clip, Patch, two Keychains, and a service bag. As found together

Recently discovered by a Mother and Daughter duo at a yard sale in Washington State. This timepiece, and the accompanying items, belonged to a family member of the group hosting the yard sale, who worked for Champion in the 1960's and 70's. These were proudly worn items promoting the brand during its best days of auto racing, when Champion Spark Plugs were the go to necessity.


Condition Report*: Type: Heuer, Rare and Very Interesting Camaro "Champion Logo" Chronograph, Ref 7743 NT 30 Minute Register, Circa 1969. Accompanied by Champion Spark Plug Cufflinks, Tie Clip, Key Chains, Patch, and Period Champion Spark Plug Bag
Signed: Heuer on case, dial, movement
Model: Camaro Ref. 7743 NT
Dial: charcoal dial with applied hour markers, and black register rings indicating seconds and 30 minute counter. Champion spark plug logo on lower half of dial
Hands: silver luminous baton
Metal: stainless steel
Case: #No. 169094
Case Info: two body case with screw down caseback
Case Width: 37 mm
Crystal: acrylic
Watch Movement: Heuer signed Val 7730, manual wind, rhodium finish, cam actuated chronograph, 17 jewels
Band: leather
Circa: 1969
Condition: This timepiece is presented in very good condition. The case retains its original sunburst finishing on bezel and sharp case lines, but does show light signs of daily wear. Champion logo dial is superb with all lume plots in place and aged consistently with the original luminous hands. Movement runs and sets as it should. Service is recommended for daily use and timekeeping accuracy. For additional items, please see photos.
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