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In Response To: Not bad for $18 *LINK* ()


I had spotted the Marcel et Cie when it was listed on ebay, and had wondered whether this might be a "Poor Man's Heuer". It certainly has the right look, and the Champion logo makes it fit right in with the Heuers. As a Shadow enthusiast (seen recently at the Monterey Historics, at Laguna Seca), the LeJour also sounds great.

Please post photos when you can.




: Just got home from Christmas with the in-laws
: to find a small package in the mailbox. I
: was searching e-bay, and came across a lot
: from a small auction house, for two watches
: with racing logos, For $18 I figured it was
: worth a shot.

: Here's what I got (also a link below)

: My new watch is identical to the one on e-bay,
: including the Champion logo. Not quite a
: Carrera, but very stylish, and it should
: look great with a black perforated band.
: While the case is clean, this one needs a
: little work--both second hands run for a
: bit, then stop when they get near 12
: o'clock.


: The second watch is a black, two register, date
: at six, chrono, what Jeff called a poor
: man's Heuer, probably from LeJour. But the
: cool thing is that the black dial reads
: Tabatip Shadow Formula One Racing.

: Tabatip is (unfortunately) a cigarette brand
: that sponsored the Shadow team from 1978 to
: 1980. The drivers ranged from Danny Ongias
: in a one-off drive to the late Elio
: DeAngelis. You may also remember the
: all-black Shadow FI and Can Am cars from
: 1973 on, with the likes of George Follmer
: driving.

: This watch is really minty--except for the
: nasty old black band--and seems to be
: working and keeping good time. A Hirsch
: Carbon should dress it up nicely.

: Thanks for indulging, and I'll post proper pics
: when I can find my digital camera.
: Allen

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