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Heuer Camaro Exotic assessment help

  1. WatchCor May 3, 2021

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    Good day fellow enthusiasts

    I am considering buying this gorgeous Heuer Camaro 7220 T with an exotic dial.

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    It looks in my opinion stunning. The serial number is in the correct range for a third series 7220 T exotic. To my eyes the case is perfect and the dial has taken a gorgeous "Limoncello" shade. ::love:: movement looks ok to me also (v72)

    What strikes me as odd is the orange seconds counter and the subdial hands. All the other exotic dialed Camaros I've seen have a distinctive shape to the seconds counter , see below
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    Additionally the subdial counters are thicker and stubby and more chunky than on the one I am considering.

    I am wondering wether someone just took a regular S,T or N seconds counter and painted it orange at aome point in the life of this watch and changed the subdial hands too.

    Maybe all the tobacco and cigar smoke that patinated the dial beautifully didn't work as well on the original hands?

    Thoughts?
     
  2. abrod520 May 3, 2021

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    Those subdial hands look like they may have come off a regular black-dial Camaro (or any other dressier V72 chrono of the era) and the chrono hand could be as well, repainted as you suggest.
     
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  3. WatchCor May 3, 2021

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    Thanks,

    I am actually wondering also if the hour and minute hands might be replaced as well. The lume well is much shorter and similar to the regular black dial Camaros (2nd exec).

    Most logically they changed the whole hand set and painted the chrono hand orange at some point. You can see were the paint has chipped off at the thick end.

    If we can get the price right I might still go for it. That Limoncello shade speaks to me ::love::. Maybe one day I can find the correct hands for it (not likely though::shy::).
     
  4. abrod520 May 3, 2021

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    Could be, but they are tachy model hands so maybe just from a regular S or N tachy model. You might be looking at a dial swap rather than a replaced handset
     
  5. WatchCor May 3, 2021

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    Hmm, might be. A more unnerving option than mere hands replacement. Case serial though fits with OTD's serial range for these.

    I am leaning strongly now on "Leave it be, walk away".
     
  6. CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! May 3, 2021

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    here is mine for reference
     
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  7. airansun Seasons will pass you by May 3, 2021

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    And mine…

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  8. WatchCor May 3, 2021

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    Ok. Wau. Now you guys are just rubbing salt on my wounds.

    I like the dial patina and with the correct hand set I would have bought that probably

    But seriously, gorgeous watches. Thanks for sharing :thumbsup:
     
  9. vibe May 3, 2021

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    Damn I love camaros. Would love to pick up a 9220T S or N
     
  10. SmithSJ May 7, 2021

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    Yep on my wish list too. Love brushwork on the case
     
  11. SteveP May 30, 2021

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    Hi-did you go for this in the end? I agree the handset is wrong but the serial number is spot on for the model type-so I believe it to be correct otherwise. :thumbsup:
    Thanks, Steve
     
  12. WatchCor May 30, 2021

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    Hi Steve,

    No I didn't go for this in the end. There were several interested parties apparently and very little negotiating room on the price.

    It is a gorgeous piece but the totally wrong hand-set would have bugged me waaaay too much with that asking price, so I passed.
     
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