1970 Heuer "Bund" Flyback for German Air Forces

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A true heavy-duty tool watch, the Heuer "Bund" was designed solely for military aviation and was delivered to air forces of many nations, however, is best known as a watch of German Air Forces (nicknamed "Bund" after Bundeswehr - Federal Armed Forces in German).

As with many military watches, the Bund has front-loaded monocoque case with the movement being secured by the screw-mounted case back that is attached to the bezel. The bezel itself has a rotating part with bold 60-sedonds scale. The movement inside is Valjoux 230 - durable manual-winding movement with flyback complication. 

Massive, tough, reliable - that's what you need flying a combat jet up in the sky. 

Only original parts. Professionally serviced in February 2017. Perfectly functional and keeping time. Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • Stainless steel one-piece case with rotating bezel and "mushroom" pushers
  • Professionally restored to factory specs. Correct matte finishing and sharp edges. Traces of wear and tear on the rotating bezel.
  • 43 mm (without crown) / 51 mm (lug-to-lug) / 20 mm (between lugs)
  • Replacement crown signed Heuer.
  • Original plexiglass crystal
  • Reference number engraved between lugs: 1550 SG

    Movement:

    • Manual-winding 2-reg flyback chronograph
    • Valjoux 230
    • 17 Jewels, 18000 A/h, 40 hours of power reserve, fly-back, Incabloc shock protection.
    • Professionally serviced in February 2017.

    Dial:

    • Untouched original matte-black "Small T" dial in excellent. Showing minor ageing of the luminous numerals. 
    • Signed "Heuer" at 12 o'clock and "Swiss" at 6 o'clock.
    • Original luminous hands partly painted in the past. Original chronograph hands partly painted in the past.

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with quality hand-made calfskin strap and generic steel buckle.
    • Suede leather watch travel case
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

    Collections: Archive

    Category: Heuer


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