Heuer Carrera 1553 Papers

original papers - sold in 1972 - unpolished case

This Heuer Carrera 1553 from the 70s has an unpolished case and is accompanied by original papers.

In 1972, reference 1553 was added to the Carrera model line. As with reference 1153, the first two numbers reveal the caliber of the chronograph. On this watch, it is the Heuer automatic caliber 15 with date, 30-minute counter and small seconds at 10 o'clock.

The unique selling point of the reference 1553 is the horizontal bar, which shows the model name Carrera. On the blue version 1553N, this bar is silver colored, and on the reference 1553S with silver dial, it is gray. The slight lacquer wear, which the present Carrera shows at 9 o'clock does not affect the viewer negatively at all. Rather, the patina gives the watch an authentic and honest character.

Also, the beautiful cushion case combined with the original domed acrylic crystal create the popular and classic vintage look on the wrist. The orange chrono hand and the large tritium hour markers are also eye-catching.

This Carrera becomes a special collector's item thanks to the present original accessories from 1972. According to the present warranty certificate, the watch was sold on December 5, 1972 at the Mölders jeweler in Krefeld, Germany. Also present is the red Heuer instruction manual with filled in data about the watch.

Condition report
Dial: flawless silver surface - intact finish - gray "Carrera" bar with light wear at 9 o'clock - original tritium lume - matching creamy lume color in hour markers and hands - signed "SWISS".

Case: worn but unpolished - crisp lines - intact numbers between lugs - original Heuer crown - original acrylic crystal.

Movement: automatic Heuer caliber 15 - timegrapher: rate: +6s/day, amplitude: 270, beat error: 0.3.

Vintage automatic Carrera in beautiful overall condition with extremely rare original accessories. This classic chronograph is perfect for daily wear and it's very collectible as well.

Serial number: 253xxx

Int.Exe.: 12622

Manufacturer: Heuer

Model: Carrera

Reference: 1553

Functions: date - chronograph - small running second - hour and minute - stopwatch - tachymeter - 30 minutes counter - screwed-on caseback

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: silver

Watch glass: acrylic crystal

Delivery Contents: Papers - manual - accessories - warranty certificate

Bracelet: leather

Type of clasp: pin buckle

Diameter: 39mm

Height: 14,8mm

Caliber name: Heuer Caliber 15

Movement type: automatic

Year of Manufacture: 1972

Stock No.: PTV1893

Overall condition: 8 - worn regularly - light signs of wear


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