[Healeys] Healey Watch

tomfelts at windstream.net tomfelts at windstream.net
Sun Dec 23 16:42:21 MST 2007

I have a small silver metal cannister of Schimmelpenninck "Swing" cigars, made in Holland.  On the back of the cannister is a photo (imbedded in the cannister) of a BJ8 dash and steering wheel with two hands on the wheel.  I've had it for a good while--never opened.  good conversation piece.

> From: Dan Serrao <jobu53 at hotmail.com>
> Date: 2007/12/23 Sun PM 05:26:57 EST
> To: <healeys at autox.team.net>
> Subject: [Healeys] Healey Watch
> I'm sitting in my favorite cigar store yesterday, enjoying another one of my
> vices, cigars. I look over on the wall with the humidors and I see a box with
> a miniature Healey in a finely crafted European wooden box resembling a
> humidor. I asked the clerk about it and he tells me that there's a watch that
> comes with the model and box. He goes and gets the watch and proceeds to tell
> me about it. It's a Frederique Constant FC303 with a Healey ensignia on the
> dial and a map of a race course on the back.
>   I checked it out on the internet today and this company helps to sponsor 2
> races in Europe, one in LeMans and the other in Heidleberg. There is a
> separate watch for each course with a limited production of 888 watches per
> event.
>   The odd thing I noticed was that everything said "Healey" instead of "Austin
> Healey". Has anyone heard of these before? They are quite pricey but I have a
> weakness for Healey things and cigars and .......
>   Best wishes to all on this list for a Merry Christmas and another year of
> friendship to all.
> Dan Serrao
> 1963 BJ7
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