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I will leave it to others to throw around the superlatives, and declare who was first, and which is best, which is biggest, etc., etc.
I believe that the motorsports heritage of Heuer is well established, whether we are considering the dashboard timers, the stopwatches or the chronographs . . . whether used by the racers, the navigators, the race officials, the crews, etc.
: Hey Jeff,
: I just can recommend to have a look on GVMs page. We dont allways
: have the same opinion, but his work on the motorsport history
: and Enicar is fabulous.
: Just a few remarks:
: - Stirling Moss was testemonial for the Sherpa Graph MK I and
: possible also wearing this watch during races. The MK1 was just
: available in 1960 to 1962. The watch from the ad is an MKIa from
: - Jim Clark was giving some MKIs to some of his team mates for the
: winning of the championship in 1963. A movie shot of one of
: these watches you find here: https://youtu.be/srinWodVFno?t=70
: - Jim Clark himself was wearing a MK II, this combination now is
: known as the "Jim Clark" (see link above from GVM to
: see pics).
: As far as I know, this is years before Heuer became famous for his
: racing wristwatches. Of course Heuer had dash board watches
: inside the cars, but no watches on the wrist of the drivers,
: Best and eager to learn more,