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 the 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 movment
Matte Black "3H"
Hand Made Leather Strap
CASE & BRACELET
The case of this Heuer "Bund" is absolutely stunning and original condition. The case is thick and sharp remaining unpolished and shows original bead blasted military anti-reflective finishing. The crown and pushers remain original and the military serial number is intact and visible on the cashback. The bezel shows some slight patina but remains in overall good condition as can be seen in the photographs.
DIAL & HANDS
The 3H dial is in striking and original condition showing some staining from oil and or use which is visible when viewing the piece under a loupe. The tritium lume numerals on the dial and the tritium filled hands remain fully intact and in perfect condition showing zero lume degradation when inspected under UV light.
None the watch just received a full service and comes backed by a 1- year warranty on accurate timekeeping.