STUDLY~60s BAYLOR CAMARO REVERSE PANDA

STUDLY~60s BAYLOR CAMARO REVERSE PANDA

Regular price $1,949.99 Sale

FOR SALE IS THE RARE 60s BAYLOR POOR MAN'S HEUER CAMARO WITH GROOVY DATE AT 12.

 

  • CASE: DAPPER ALL STEEL CUSHION CASE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION MEASURING A LARGE 37mm NOT INCLUDING ORIGINAL SIGNED CROWN. CASE IS IN UNPOLISHED AND SHARP CONDITION MAINTAINING ALL ITS ORIGINAL FINISHES. THERE ARE SIGNS OF SOME MINOR ABRASIONS AND SCRATCHES THROUGHOUT WHICH ADD TO THE CHARM. OVERALL I'D SAY THIS IS IN PRETTY DARN GOOD SHAPE.  THIS IS THE SAME CASE HEUER USED FOR THE CAMARO MODELS. 
  • DIAL: NOW, THIS IS LIKE NOTHING I'VE EVER SEEN.  WHERE TO START ON THIS ONE?  CHECK OUT THAT HANDSOME MATTE BLACK DIAL WITH THOSE SUNKEN WHITE SUBDIALS WHICH MATCH THAT WHITE TACHY RING THAT RUNS THE PERIMETER OF THE DIAL. THE DATE AT 12 HAS TO BE MY FAVORITE DESIGN FEATURE HERE. THE CLASSY SLEEK STEEL DAGGER HANDS AND ELEGANT SLIVERED STEEL MARKERS ADD A NICE BALANCE TO THAT BOLD DIAL. THE POP OF COLOR WITH THE ORANGE SWEEPER IS A NICE TOUCH, TOO.
  • MOVEMENT: THIS CLASSIC RUNS ON A SWISS LANDERON 187 WHICH HAS BEEN KEEPING TIME, AND ALL CHRONO FUNCTIONS WORK CRISPLY.  WATCH HAS BEEN SERVICED IN THE LAST FEW YEARS AND WAS JUST INSPECTED AND REGULATED BY MY WATCHMAKER. DATE IS NON-QUICKSET ON THIS MOVEMENT.

 

  • WATCH IS MOUNTED ON A DARK BROWN PERFORATED LEATHER RALLY STRAP WHICH LOOKS SPORTY AND RUGGED ON THIS RACY DUDE. IT IS A WELL KNOWN FACT IN THE WATCH COLLECTING WORLD, THAT BAYLOR (ZALES JEWELER'S IN-HOUSE WATCH BRAND) WAS USING CASES AND PARTS PURCHASED DIRECTLY FROM HEUER IN THE LATE 60s. THERE ARE EXAMPLES OF OTHER BAYLOR BRANDED AUTAVIAS OUT THERE AS WELL. THIS MODEL IS UNIQUE BECAUSE YOU GET THAT CLASSIC CAMARO CASE WITH A DIAL THAT REALLY IS ITS OWN SPECIAL THING. FOR ME, THAT DATE AT 12 REALLY SEALS THE DEAL. OWN A CLASSIC PIECE OF CHRONO HISTORY WITH A PRICE TAG WELL BELOW THAT OF THE HEUER BRANDED PIECES.