Are there any vintage rally car enthusiasts on WatchCrunch?

In one of my drawers I have an early 1960s Heuer Rally-Master that belonged to my father. The watch is in immaculate condition and boasts some genuine Flying Finn pedigree from the Monte Carlo Rally (it was used in scrutineering in 1966).

These watches are rare and challenging to find, especially in a similar condition to this one. I'm not in a rush to part with this wonderful timepiece, but I thought I'd inquire if there's anyone on WatchCrunch whose other hobby might be classic rallying, and they have an empty spot on their dashboard looking for something like this.

I'm searching for someone who would derive more enjoyment from this watch than I do by keeping it in my drawer. Another option I'm considering is putting it up for auction among enthusiasts.

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If you don鈥檛 know..this set is quite valuable. Keep them if you can..Way back in the day about 1972 I had an early Porsche 911T and had the timers on the dash.. I really didnt have a clue on how to use them properly but they looked great..LOL Enjoy the hobby

Ls9009

If you don鈥檛 know..this set is quite valuable. Keep them if you can..Way back in the day about 1972 I had an early Porsche 911T and had the timers on the dash.. I really didnt have a clue on how to use them properly but they looked great..LOL Enjoy the hobby

Thank you for the comment, Larry - I do know that they are quite valuable. I'd just like to see the clocks enjoying life in their natural habitat instead of the insides of a cupboard.

What a spectacular piece of racing history. I've never seen one before. I would love to own a reproduction if they existed.

Vintage racing brings back a lot of memories. My whole family was into racing, however not rally. My older brother raced a modified Datsun 260Z back in the 70s. I was more into drag racing. F1, NASCAR, Indy, etc. doesn't do much for me. Thanks for sharing.

Pit them in a classic car auction, they might go gangbusters, its a great toy for a million dollar classic car

Old_School

What a spectacular piece of racing history. I've never seen one before. I would love to own a reproduction if they existed.

Vintage racing brings back a lot of memories. My whole family was into racing, however not rally. My older brother raced a modified Datsun 260Z back in the 70s. I was more into drag racing. F1, NASCAR, Indy, etc. doesn't do much for me. Thanks for sharing.

Thank you for your compliment, @Old_School, TAG Heuer did a 'rerun' a few years back, but they sold out very quickly. The Rally-Master is definitely a gem, you can see it on the table of the 'About Effing Time'-George's table too.

The Datsun 260Z was / is such great fun to drive - they don't make cars that like that anymore. Except for the restomods of many vintage favorites - sadly, they are out of [almost]聽everyone's reach.

[I love Henry Catchpole's car review videos on YouTube; he's young, but definitely recognizes the 'spirit of classic driving']

Back when my father raced (50s & 60s) they did both rally & track - I have only raced on track in endurance, but we Finns tend to be naturally quick in rallying too.

Ls9009

If you don鈥檛 know..this set is quite valuable. Keep them if you can..Way back in the day about 1972 I had an early Porsche 911T and had the timers on the dash.. I really didnt have a clue on how to use them properly but they looked great..LOL Enjoy the hobby

@Ls9009 - a 1972 911T - what a car. I think that the car required that much focus that you didn't have any bandwidth left to focus on the timers 馃ぃ

The About Effing Time guys have a set of these, very cool would love to get my hands on a set.

Okavango

The About Effing Time guys have a set of these, very cool would love to get my hands on a set.

I actually went and had a look at their Heuer Rally-Timer - it does look like it's from the re-run and not vintage; but definitely a looker!

Wow 馃槻