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Vintage 1960s Heuer Carrera 45 rare Arcola dial $ 5895

  1. ping pong patina

    ping pong patina Jul 29, 2015

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  2. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 30, 2015

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    Have to say for me, I'd like it more without the Arcola, not sure what it is but it doesn't look very good. When I googled "Arcola flag" for images it comes up with some... interesting images
     
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  3. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Jul 30, 2015

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    I have to agree, the logo detracts from the beauty of the Carrera.
     
  4. gophishin

    gophishin Jul 30, 2015

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    I absolutely love the 3647N, and although the logo is rare and original, I don't think I could do it. I am surprised to see the logo adding to the value though.... GLWS
     
  5. ping pong patina

    ping pong patina Jul 31, 2015

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    Looks like no one loves the flag =)
     
  6. AussieAlex

    AussieAlex Jul 31, 2015

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    The flag seems to be a mystery, no one appears to know what it refers to. A google search reveals nothing. Any ideas?
     
  7. imagwai

    imagwai Jul 31, 2015

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    Seems this question has been asked before without any answers:

    http://www.chronocentric.com/forums/heuer/index.cgi?md=read;id=11023
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    http://www.chronocentric.com/forums/heuer/index.cgi?md=read;id=13040

    No doubt a branded special for something or other, whatever Arcola is. But as the above comments prove, it's not going to add any value to the piece unless it actually means something to somebody, or improves the look. Seems this one does neither of those things.

    Still - a very nice-looking piece. Just not sure it's worth the amount being asked.
     
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  8. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Jul 31, 2015

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  9. imagwai

    imagwai Jul 31, 2015

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    If it is a drag racing team then that actually gives it a modicum of racing provenance. Personally, I'd still prefer it without the logo, though.
     
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  10. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Jul 31, 2015

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    or it could be a tractor pull :)
     
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  11. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 31, 2015

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    Generally, I think the logo watches (Champion/ Volvo/ etc) are more interesting novelties rather than something I would pay more for. I love the look of the Volvo-logo Carrera...but not more than the standard dial.

    There'll be a really small band of collectors who might pay more for one of these branded watches, but I'm not one of them
     
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