Military Issued Heuer Pilot’s "Bund" Bundeswehr Chronograph
The Bundeswehr chronographs were a general Issue chronograph for a number of military forces which included the German Federal Defense Force throughout the 1960s and 70s. Trying to identify and categorize Heuer Bunds is quite a difficult task. Long story short, there are well over two-dozen dial variations to account for. To the untrained eye, many of the dials seem to be the same, but as it goes with collecting vintage watches in general, the devil is in the details. The most recognizable variants to collectors feature an encircled “3H” stamped on the dial, which is an abbreviation for hydrogen-3, a luminous material many of us know as tritium. This is a rare and sought-after model that is becoming highly collectible due to its wrist presence and military history additionally the manual winding Valjoux calibre 234 movement is a proven and robust workhorse of a movement
Matte Black "3H"
Military Issued Bundeswehr "Bund" Strap.
CASE & BRACELET
The stunning case is thick and sharp remaining unpolished, showing original bead blasted military anti-reflective finishing. The bidirectional rotating bezel is exceptional showing no patina. The crown and pushers remain original to the watch and the military serial number is intact and visible on the cashback. The watch was sourced with an original Bundeswehr strap, the serial number on the strap is different than the watch.
DIAL & HANDS
The 3H dial is in gorgeous original condition. Under U.V. light inspection the tritium lume numerals show as fully intact with no lume loss or degradation. The original hour and minute hand have been professionally restored with tritium to match the dial, the sweep seconds hand retains the original tritium lume.
None. The watch just received a full service and comes backed by a 1- year warranty on accurate timekeeping.