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    Itís only taken 3 years!!! Vintage Heuer content!!

    After 3 years of hassling the owner to sell this watch, it’s finally mine!! Have never been this excited about owning a watch!!
    1960’s vintage, issued Luftwaffe Heuer Bundeswehr with the stunning manual wind Valjoux 22 flyback.
    More info here: https://www.fratellowatches.com/tbt-...-chronographs/

    This is fitted with the most sought after ‘Red 3H t’ dial and is in genuinely incredible condition, with original dial, hands and bezel. Currently I’ve put it on the NATO but I’ve got a brown Toshi strap on order for it.

    A gratuitous shot with my badge!!!







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    Incredible condition and watch. Well done persevering! Enjoy that bad boy

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    Does not have a 60s look. Seems rather contemporary. Maybe the amount of vintage releases is responsible for that, lol. Well done.

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    Well done that man, great to hear about someone picking up a watch that they had been after for a long time. Very interesting article as well.

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    Cracking!

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    That is in fantastic condition
    I need an original one of these in the collection
    The Sinn 155 is good but itís not the real thing.

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    Itís only taken 3 years!!! Vintage Heuer content!!

    Nice!

    Good resource here:

    http://brown-snout.com/horology/arti...eswehr_chrono/

    If you’ve not come across it.

    Love mine!







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    Sold mine 6 or 7 years ago for £1,500. One of many regretted sales.


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    They really are a beautiful watch and as said they don't look their age. Obviously a winning formula if they keep reinventing similar watches.
    My story is very similar to yours, a friend of mine had one and I didn't know he even had it until I saw a picture of his collection. I plagued him for ages until he let me have it.!
    That was about 2 years ago, I can't see this going anywhere.
    Congratulations on getting something you really wanted, you don't see many of these about and in my opinion undervalued along side the Autavias.

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    It was more like 5 years Mike, and glad to see a true pilots watch back in the air.
    A pleasure as always dealing with you, and yes I miss it already.

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    Lovely !


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    Quote Originally Posted by ed335d View Post
    Nice!

    Good resource here:

    http://brown-snout.com/horology/arti...eswehr_chrono/

    If youííĎve not come across it.

    Love mine!
    Excellent, thanks! Yours look lovely!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MICHAELHS View Post
    It was more like 5 years Mike, and glad to see a true pilots watch back in the air.
    A pleasure as always dealing with you, and yes I miss it already.
    Thanks mate, will get a photo of it in the helicopter soon!!

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    oooh that's nice

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    Lovely looking watch and the tritium is in surprisingly great condition!

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    Very nice. Enjoy. I love mine

    JW

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    Loving the excitement for what is still an affordable watch. I managed to pick one up a short while back and probably don't wear it enough. I understand it's difficult given their issued history to know which parts are original and which aren't so guessing yours has an interesting history?

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    Quote Originally Posted by u35rm8 View Post
    Lovely looking watch and the tritium is in surprisingly great condition!
    Yeah it is excellent!! Thanks for all the positive comments, wearing it today and canít stop looking at it!! 😂😂

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    Love it has bags of character enjoy !

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    Great catch Mike, looks to be in superb condition for its age?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griswold View Post
    Great catch Mike, looks to be in superb condition for its age?
    Yeah it really is, not perfect but then I wouldn't expect it to be. A few light marks etc on the case but all part of its character, planning on getting it serviced and cleaned but not polished.

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    That really is fantastic and great to hear of your excitement at capturing it.


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    Now that is a proper pilot watch. Beautiful - wear it with pride!

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    A lovely example.
    Well done and enjoy it 👍

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    Beautiful. That green strap is a winner!

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    Very nice Mike.

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    Wonderful catch Mike, well done!

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    Boom! What a catch!

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    Lovely and looks to he in excellent condition, great catch :)

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    Had loads of positive comments from mates at work and they all love the history/story behind it. Love having a 60 year old piece of history on my wrist, as much as I loved my Deepsea this is something else!

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    Nicely done! Looks great.
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    Wow what an amazingly beautiful watch, it wasnít a watch that I was aware of and the history is fantastic!

    I was just thinking ..... I wonder if Eddie could do a version of this classic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gav View Post
    Wow what an amazingly beautiful watch, it wasnít a watch that I was aware of and the history is fantastic!

    I was just thinking ..... I wonder if Eddie could do a version of this classic
    There are a couple of homages already in existence (but not in production) the Kemner Bund and the WUS HKED version(s).




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    Quote Originally Posted by ed335d View Post
    There are a couple of homages already in existence (but not in production) the Kemner Bund and the WUS HKED version(s).




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    There are also the Sinn 155 variants
    These have a strong link to the originals being as Sinn had the maintenance / refurbishment contract.
    Some of the 155 are also made using replacement parts such and bezels and cases (such as mine) but use 7750 / 5100 movements.

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    Congrats, vey nice piece, enjoy.

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    Oh now that is stunning. Always had a soft spot for these.

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    Itís only taken 3 years!!! Vintage Heuer content!!

    Beautiful.Can someone enlighten the uninitiated me as to what the ď3HĒ in red means / stands for / denotes??

    EDIT;
    Ignore me, just seen the link in the OPs post. Thatíll learn me not to skim read in anticipation of getting to the pictures.... if anyone wants me, Iíll be outside wallowing in shame.



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    Last edited by Piemuncher22; 24th January 2020 at 23:14.

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    Congrats on you Heuer BUND 1550SG, these are always a joy to wear, a "must have" in any military collection.

    Your watch looks fine, with regards to the case-type, caseback, serial, dial - all matching what is kind of the "de facto" standard for a -3774 with 3H dial. What isn't so good is the chronograph minute hand which is wrong. I believe it comes from the Sinn 155 Replica.

    Is the movement picture from your watch or picture from the web? I ask because Valjoux 22 is not that common in the standard 1550, wast majority had 230's. Further I would have expected the Heuer V22 to be very similar to the Leonidas V22 but this is not the case when I compare the pictures of the Leonidas V22.

    there has been a few discussions here on tz-uk about the Heuer BUND, which you probably have read. From personal experience I would suggest to get a good understanding of the grub screws and how they interwork with the case as well as how the split stem works and get it examined from time to time. The Bundeswehr instruction booklet is on the web with some basic drawings.

    /L

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