Crown of the Heuer Carrera quartz 1978

  1. Haraldi

    Haraldi Jul 1, 2020

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    Hello dear members!

    Does anybody know, if the Heuer Carrera quartz model (3 hands model) of 1978 has a signed crown or not.
    There is one offered on ebay without the Heuer sign on the crown.

    Best regards, Harald
     
  2. heuer_carrera

    heuer_carrera Jul 5, 2020

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    The crown was unsigned.
     
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  3. Haraldi

    Haraldi Jul 5, 2020

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    Thanks for the answer! I just bought it! ☺️
     
  4. heuer_carrera

    heuer_carrera Jul 6, 2020

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    Congratulations! Hope you didn't pay too much... taking into account the actual rarity of this Carrera execution, their value is pretty... hmmm... low. I have a black dialed (ref. 365.253 N) and a gold-plated example (ref. 365.255 CH). You might post some photos here when you receive the watch, would be nice to compare!
     
  5. Haraldi

    Haraldi Jul 6, 2020

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    Of cause, I will do so, but it takes a little bit longer time, because I go on holidays!

    I have payed 450 Euros, that's I think because of the rarity of this watch not too much!

    I am a big fan of Heuer/Tag Heuer, therefore I collect everthing of it (Chronosplit, Chronosplit LCD, Kentucky Chrono and the quartz version, Autavia, Camaro, the Ref. 73473 with the Valjoux 7734, the Ref. 16061 LCD, the s/el Chrono, the 1000, 1500, 2-4000 and the Titanium Chrono of the Tag Heuers.
    My newest one is the Tag Heuer Formula One Gulf edition.
    I am also a big Fan of vintage racing and therefore the link to these watches
     
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  6. MarkMoss

    MarkMoss Jul 9, 2020

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    I don’t think 450€ is too bad nowadays. I paid £160 or thereabouts but it was over 10 years ago! The rarity is quite regional - all my quartz Carreras (three hand and ana-digi) came from Germany or Austria, they made more sales there than anywhere else.

    Worth bearing in mind that, given the ana-digi models were the same price as a Cal 12 at the time, the price now is a relative bargain!
     
  7. Haraldi

    Haraldi Jul 9, 2020

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    Yes, quite right, the 3 hands quartz models were indeed even more expensive than the same named mechanical Chronographs!
    That seems unbelievable today
     
  8. Haraldi

    Haraldi Jul 9, 2020

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  9. Haraldi

    Haraldi Jul 9, 2020

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    An example: The 361.705 Kentucky 3 hands quartz model was more expensive than the 750.703 Kentucky automatic chronograph (an austrian price list of June 1977)
     
  10. heuer_carrera

    heuer_carrera Jul 10, 2020

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    Although asking prices sometimes are much higher, from my observation the realistic value is in the 400-450 Euro range. So you did well with your purchase. Only very few die-hard Carrera fans appreciate the quartz versions. Count me in.

    Funny side note: When I received the black one, to my complete surprise it came on an original corfam type strap with... an original sun buckle! I think I paid the current sun buckle rate for the whole watch :)

    Carrera_quartz_gold_black.jpg
     
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  11. Haraldi

    Haraldi Jul 10, 2020

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    Very nice watches, I would take all two
     
  12. Haraldi

    Haraldi Jul 10, 2020

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    Especially the left one looks very elegant
     
  13. Haraldi

    Haraldi Jul 11, 2020

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    IMG_20200711_183717.jpg IMG_20200711_183651.jpg

    I am so glad, that it came before my holidays. ::psy::::psy::
     
  14. heuer_carrera

    heuer_carrera Jul 13, 2020

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    Looks good – enjoy your holidays!
     
  15. Haraldi

    Haraldi Jul 13, 2020

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    Thanks :)