A wonderful example of the Heuer Camaro with a beautifully aged dial and original warranty papers.
This fantastic example of one of our favourite watches and took over 4 months to source, such is the rarity of one in this condition.
This example is the reference 73343 in stainless steel, with a black face and two registers. The watch is well cared for and has recently undergone a full service. We’ve included a brand new premium leather racing strap along with the strap and original Heuer clasp the watch originally came with.
If you want the perfect unison of masculinity and elegance this watch is for you. Be quick, this is one of the hottest watches in the vintage world and won’t hang around for long!
The Heuer Camaro is a fantastic and until recently, highly underappreciated watch. 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.
So next time you’re struggling to find that balance between elegance and masculinity – be sure to check out the Heuer Camaro. Don’t ponder too long though as the prices of this watch are only going one way!
Like all our watches it has been professionally serviced and regulated by our watchmaker as well as authenticated by an independent third party.
- Dial: Near mint condition dial showing an attractive brown ageing;
- Hands: Original. Part of the lume on the minute hand has perished;
- Glass: Near mint condition with minor scratches visible when viewed under a 4x loupe;
- Case: Case shows sharp edges. Minor scratches and dints visible under the naked eye;
- Movement: Original, fully serviced & regulated. Movement shows minor marks and tarnishing commensurate with general wear visible when viewed under a 4x loupe;
- Strap: New replacement leather racing style strap with original Heuer clasp.
- Other: Original Heuer guarantee included dating from 14th December, 1972.
Case Size (excluding crown):
Box & Papers:
Case Size (excluding crown):
Box & Papers:
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Delivery within the UK is Free. Delivery within Europe is £30. Delivery for the Rest of the World is £50.
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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?
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What payment options do you offer?
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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.
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Heuer Camaro 73343 Men's Vintage Watch
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