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History Otto Crocker's Heuer

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Ryan
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    Otto Crocker's Heuer

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  2. Danekejt
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    Old shit is just cool…

    Nailed it and MOST definitely!!!!
     
  3. Ryan
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    I wrote this one a couple of months ago and forgot about it until published this morning... Man... I really want to make an Otto Crocker watch. I have amateur skills in watchmaking - I've restored a buddy's rolex and have "modded" some Seikos... But this is a project that would take some real talent and expertise. Some day I will make this happen with the right partner.
     
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  4. Rolleiflex
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    That watch is super cool! So did he offer the watch to you?
     
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  5. denis4x4
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    You might want to try contacting Jessups & Sons or Jessups Jewelers in San Diego as they have been in business for well over 100 years and are the high end shop for watches. I think that they also provided timing gear for yacht races for the San Diego Yacht Club.
     
  6. Ryan
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    These kinds of watches are quite often worth more than any car I own even if they have no history. Collecting vintage watches of this caliber is reserved for the super rich I'm afraid.
     
  7. Rolleiflex
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    Isn't that the sad truth. While I'm no advocate against the Internet, it has helped to propel a lot of items into the stratosphere of worth. Things that would've have been on fewer peoples radar before, become hot commodities.
     
  8. Cool old stuff, with a connection to racing heritage makes for a great Monday morning post. Thanks Ryan.
     
  9. I was lucky enough to sit for a while in the SCTA timing stand once, and watch Otto operate his timing equipment, and dad and I did course layout once at El Mirage, and helped Otto with sitting up the speed trap at the end of the course. He was a very serious man, dedicated to the job at hand. He did it for the love of time, and could have cared less about any accolades for the job he did. I would say your post is totally in keeping with the spirit of the HAMB Ryan.
     
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  10. That´s such a cool piece. A black dial just says 'business´.
     
  11. A gorgeouse piece of history. A "Crocker" Heuer watch is as unique and pricey as a Crocker motorcycle! Both are pieces of hotrod, wheeled history. I think Steve Mc Queen used the same ( or close to it ) Heuer watch.
     

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