Military Issued Heuer Pilot’s "Bund" Bundeswehr Chronograph (Ref. 1550 SG)
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.
This specific "Bund" ref. 1550 SG retains its original "Tiny T" dial variant which has a very simple dial design, only featuring the "Heuer" logo and a small "T" above the 6 o'clock numeral.
|Dial||Matte Black "Tiny T"|
|Strap||2pc Handmade Leather Strap|
The excellent case is believed to remain unpolished as it retains crisp lug holes and its original bead blasted finish. The bidirectional rotating bezel is in excellent condition showing only minimal signs of use. The crown and pushers remain original to the watch and the military serial number is intact and visible on the case back. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The matte black “Tiny T” dial is in gorgeous original condition and shows some light signs of age. The tritium Arabic Numerals have taken on a lovely aged patina, under U.V. light inspection the 1 and 2 o’clock markers show very minor degradation, the rest of the lume plots remain fully intact. The original “Bund” hands have aged slightly darker than the dial, under U.V. light inspection the chronograph hand appears to have been professionally restored with tritium in the past, the hour and minute hand retains their original tritium lume.
None. The watch just received a full service and comes backed by a 1- year warranty on accurate timekeeping.