1. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Jun 15, 2017

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    Hi guys,

    I am curious about this Carrera with pulsation dial owned by Morgan King (picture attached)

    Just how rare it is ? I admit i seldom see it in IG. But i am just curious about the rarity of it.

    Please share your knowledge if you knew about this watch or you just want to comment

    Cheers
     
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  2. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 15, 2017

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    Very rare. If you're searching for something like this, a 2447D (decimal) will be similar as its decimal track is also printed in blue.
     
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  3. elbeik

    elbeik Jun 15, 2017

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    Your best bet for now is a reedition CS3110.

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  4. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Jun 15, 2017

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    When was this reeditioned ?
     
  5. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 15, 2017

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  6. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Jun 16, 2017

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  7. Big Adam

    Big Adam Jun 16, 2017

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    No chance of what?
    Plenty come up on the usual auction sites if you are patient.
    Just ask imagwai.
     
  8. imagwai

    imagwai Jun 16, 2017

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    I got my CS3110 a couple of years back in NOS condition with box, papers (and a Tag warranty!) through an Italian seller I found through Chrono24. Looks like there are a few for sale presently:
    http://www.chrono24.com/search/inde...dosearch=true&searchexplain=1&accessoryTypes=

    And one on eBay:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TAG-HEUER...596470?hash=item5b3a260e36:g:S14AAOSw9~5ZQyEt

    This one is mine:
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  9. Big Adam

    Big Adam Jun 16, 2017

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    My copper cousin says hello:
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  10. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Jun 16, 2017

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    Wow ! Copper ! How magnetic is that ?
     
  11. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Jun 16, 2017

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    I want the brand new from the store one....
     
  12. imagwai

    imagwai Jun 16, 2017

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    You need to wait until time travel back to the 1960s is possible then. Wouldn't that be great - pick up a load of vintage watches at their original prices :)
     
  13. Big Adam

    Big Adam Jun 16, 2017

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    Ha! Buy a secondhand one and send to TH for a full service. It'll come back all sparkly and new.
     
  14. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 16, 2017

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    Um

    If you want a brand new from the store watch, why were you originally asking about a watch from ~1966?

    ::bleh::

    P.S. the CS3110 suggestion from Mr. @elbeik was a good one; there are tons of them around for sale
     
  15. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Jun 16, 2017

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    Please excuse my ignorance but, what is a pulsation scale/ dial?
     
  16. Big Adam

    Big Adam Jun 16, 2017

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    Heartrate or any other periodic count.
    Set chronometer hand running at 'zero'. Stop on beat/pulse #15.
    The scale reads the equivalent BPM.
     
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  17. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Jun 16, 2017

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    Ta, learned something new today, result.
     
  18. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Jun 16, 2017

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    Yeah. That would be the dream.
     
  19. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Jun 16, 2017

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    If this one is super rare, yes i wouldnt mind the pre-owned one.

    If the reedition, i want the new one from the store.

    Btw i am not looking for something similar. I am just super curious before about how rare is this watch in particular. I mean, i was wondering why Heuer didn't make tons of them. Is there any special story behind why this pulsation scale dial was made, ETC.
     
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  20. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 17, 2017

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    Nobody knows for sure about vintage Heuer production numbers, but the sheer rarity of examples of the 2447P (and even rarer 3647P) suggests that far fewer were produced than the Decimal-scale model (which were often sold via Fisher, a scientific instruments company) and the Tachymetre-scale model. The internet only seems to know of a small handful of 2447Ps, and only one 3647P!

    Heuer didn't seem to make a whole ton of Carreras in the 1960s, period - or at least, very very few are seen coming to market compared with Autavias. This may be due to the crazy spike in Autavia values bringing more of them to market, though when a Carrera comes up for sale nowadays, we see them going for crazy money. Some models are more easily found than others - 2nd-execution silver-dial 2447s, for instance, or 3647Ns - but others are absolute hen's teeth. In the time since I jumped on my first-execution silver text 2447N in late 2012, I have seen only one other like it for sale...

    As to why the pulsation dial, I doubt Heuer had any special reason for it other than that the Carrera was a versatile line of chronoraphs, and adding a pulsations dial would have been a logical extension of the brand. After all, Omega had been selling the Speedmaster available with a pulsations scale on the bezel, so why not? Of course, only a few short years later, electronic timing equipment would have been adopted as the norm for most professional timing needs, especially in the medical profession.
     
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