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Elgin Chronograph ‘Big Eyes’



Maker: Elgin
Model: Chronograph ‘Big Eyes’
Functions: Chronograph
Case Material: Chromed stainless steel
Case Width: 35mm
Case Thickness: 12mm
Crystal: plexiglass
Lume: Yes, radium
Lug Width: 18mm
Box/Papers: N/A
Year: 1960s


The case shows some signs of wear, with some spotting on the chroming (which can be perfectly seen in the pictures). The dial is sharp and original, with both dials being clean with no heavy patina. The alpha hands, case, movement, pushers, crown and dial are the same that Heuer used in their precarrera reference 3641. The movement, a Valjoux 92, is working flawlessly and smoothly. Crown and pushers are original to the watch and hasn’t been replaced.



This watch might appear to be familiar. Does it ring any bells? Of course it does. If you have been in the vintage watch game for a while, I am sure you have at least seen this piece:

This watch feautres the same dimensions as the Heuer 3641. Same dial configuration and hands.  But at a fraction of the price!

But beware, don’t get me wrong. This watch is no less of a watch than Heuer’s take! It even has the same movement. Although not signed Heuer, of course.