Heuer Camaro Ref 7743 Men&
Heuer Camaro Ref 7743 Men&
Heuer Camaro Ref 7743 Men&
Heuer Camaro Ref 7743 Men&
Heuer Camaro Ref 7743 Men&
Heuer Camaro Ref 7743 Men&
Heuer Camaro Ref 7743 Men&
Heuer Camaro Ref 7743 Men&

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Heuer Camaro Ref 7743 Men's Vintage Watch

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$5,013.00

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A firm favourite of ours, the Heuer Camaro continues to attract collectors and enthusiasts alike with its perfect blend of masculinity and elegance. This particular version is the reference 7743, with its two sub registers at 9:00 and 3:00; its symmetry and understated elegance making it a favourite among many enthusiasts.

The piece on sale here is in superb condition; its dial and hands are almost flawless and the case remains sharp with its sunburst effect still clearly visible. Its powered by the reliable Valjoux 7730 manually wound movement which is running smoothly having recently undergone a full service. The watch is fitted to new crocodile leather strap by Graf. Please note this will not be included on non-EU sales. 

With demand for Camaro’s at an all time high we don’t expect this watch to hang around for long!

Background:

The Heuer Camaro has to be one of our favourite sub £10,000 watches. We love it for its blend of masculinity and elegance, its underdog status and the story of its birth.

Once a highly underappreciated watch among collectors, when the Heuer Camaro launched in 1968 it would be the last to feature a manual-winding chronograph. Just one year after, Heuer would go on to release its first automatic chronograph calibre. Where the Carrera and Autavia models would receive this new automatic movement, the Camaro never did and in 1972 the Camaro was phased out after just 4 years in production. 

Once largely ignored in favour of its sister Carrera and Autavia models, renewed interest in the model, paired with its short production run has seen prices rocket in recent years with no signs of slowing. 

The Camaro's story is linked to Heuer's desire to increase its presence in the US market, when in the late 1960's it was rumoured that Jack Heuer took the opportunity to link the name of this new model to the adrenaline of US motor racing. The name he chose was a nod to the Chevy Camaro – a popular racing car at the time (and iconic model to this day) and the pace car to the Indianapolis 500 (an equally iconic race series). Whilst both the Chevy Camaro and Heuer Camaro shared an unmistakably masculine image, the Heuer also managed to be elegant at the same time. 

The design of the Heuer Camaro is the perfect bringing together of elegance and masculinity. Whilst the dial, hands, and movements are shared with its more famed brother – the Heuer Carrera, several dial variations were offered; black, white and panda dials, two or three sub-dials, date and non-date versions. 

The real magic of the Camaro, however, is its case. Its 37mm stainless steel cushion case oozes masculinity but does so subtly. Finished on top with a sunburst pattern, this is contrasted with plain polished sides creating the perfect union of masculinity and elegance. 

The Heuer wasn't just a pretty face, of course, it was also reliable and well made. The Camaro came with one of three famed movements, all made by Valjoux; the Valjoux 72 (as used by the Rolex Daytona), the Valjoux 92 and finally the Valjoux 773X family of movements. 

Condition Report:

As with all our watches this has been fully serviced and comes with a 12 month warranty for total piece of mind. 

  • Dial: Near mint condition showing an attractive subtle fading; 
  • Hands: Excellent condition; 
  • Glass: Near mint condition with minor scratches visible when viewed under a 4x loupe; 
  • Case: Case shows sharp edges and retains the sunburst effect brushing. Minor scratches and dints visible to the naked eye. Visible scratches on case-back from case opening, easily polished out if needed; 
  • Movement: Original, fully serviced & regulated. Movement shows minor marks and tarnishing commensurate with general wear visible when viewed under a 4x loupe; 
  • Strap: Brand new vintage leather racing strap.

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the basics

Brand

Heuer

Model:

Camaro

Reference:

7743

Year:

Late 1960's

SKU:

1266

THE CASE

Case Size (excluding crown):

37mm

Case Material:

Steel

MOVEMENT

Movement Type:

Manual

Movement Calibre:

Valjoux 7730

CONDITION

Case Condition:

Dial Condition:

Original

Glass Condition:

Strap Condition:

THE STRAP

Material:

Additional Information

Box & Papers:

0

Brand

Heuer

Model:

Camaro

Reference:

7743

Year:

Late 1960's

SKU:

1266

Case Size (excluding crown):

37mm

Case Material:

Steel

Movement Type:

Manual

Movement Calibre:

Valjoux 7730

Case Condition:

Dial Condition:

Original

Glass Condition:

Good

Strap Condition:

New

Material:

Box & Papers:

0

Shipping:

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Delivery Prices:

Delivery within the UK is Free. Delivery within Europe is £30. Delivery for the Rest of the World is £50.

Returns:

Don't like it or change your mind? Return it for a full refund with our 14 day, no hassle returns on all sales. See the full conditions here.

The Watches

Are all watches authenticated?

All our watches pass through a double authentication process to insure their authenticity. We also provide detailed photos of the watch from all angles to allow you to undertake your own anlysis. Finally as with everything, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our friendly team

What if something goes wrong with the watch

Whilst all our watches are fully serviced before sale, if something does go wrong, we'll repair it for free as part of our 1 year warranty

Do watches come with original box and papers?

It depends on the individual watch. You can see details under "The Basics" heading on this page. For the majority of vintage watches their original box and papers have been lost to time. Whilst they are nice to have, it’s important to note that “box and papers” DO NOT authenticate a watch despite what many in our trade say. It’s also important to realise alot of sellers (including some of the most well known in the UK) put together full sets of box, papers, hang tags etc by buying blank paperwork and boxes in the secondary market. This is a very regrettable, but unfortunately common occurrence in the trade but something we will never do!

How do I know it will fit?

For metal bracelets we provide the size it will currently fit in the description section of this page. If this measurement is too large or too small we are able to assist in either adding or removing links. We also offer this service, post service on a at-cost basis (i.e. we don't add a margin).

Can you change the strap?

Absolutely! If you don't like the current strap, let us know and we'll change it for free! We maintain a broad selection of styles and can also source straps to your specification free of charge.

Can you source something similar?

Absolutely! If its not quite what you’re looking for just get in touch and we can source one with our Free, No Obligation sourcing service. You can contact us on phone, live chat or simply submit the details of what you’re looking for on our “Find a Watch” page.

Payment

What payment options do you offer?

We accept payment by all leading credit and debit cards, ApplePay as well as bank transfer.

Do you offer financing?

Currently we don't offer financing but it’s something we're exploring.

Shipping & Returns

Can you ship an order to arrive on a certain day?

We can certainly try! We can request with our shipment partners for delivery on a certain day but ultimately the exact delivery date is subject to a number of factors outside our control.

How do I return a watch?

Simply let us know you want to send the watch back within the 14 return period and return it to us via Royal Mail Special Delivery. We’ll process your refund the same day we receive the watch back.

Terms & Conditions

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Heuer Camaro Ref 7743 Men's Vintage Watch

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