This is a 1960s Tradition Stellaris “Carrera”, which is a Heuer manufactured chronograph, commonly referred to as a “Poor Man’s Heuer.” This particular model was produced by Heuer for Sears Roebuck. It looks much like the Heuer Carrera from the same period. It comes in a 36 mm case, which is small but, if your wrist is small — this might be perfect.

I personally love the look but for a wrist my size, I would need to go with the slightly larger 39 mm Heuer Carrera. The silver and black Bi-Compax (Panda dial) looks great; the dial and hands are original with good patina. The movement is a 17-jewel manually wound Valjoux caliber 7730. Original pushers and unsigned crown.

Jason Pitsch
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Jason Pitsch is the founder and editor of Professional Watches. He appreciates good design and engineering in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type of craftsmanship: watchmaking.