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Heuer. A rare and large military stainless steel flyback chronograph wristwatch with engraved case back
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Heuer. A rare and large military stainless steel flyback chronograph wristwatch with engraved case back

SIGNED HEUER, REF. 1550 SG, CASE NO. 9053, CIRCA 1970

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Heuer. A rare and large military stainless steel flyback chronograph wristwatch with engraved case back
Signed Heuer, ref. 1550 SG, case no. 9053, circa 1970
Movement: mechanical, cal. 230, 17 jewels
Dial: black, matte, Arabic luminous numerals, luminous hands
Case: back secured by four screws engraved “BUND, 6645-12-146-3774”
Signed: case and dial
Dimensions: 43 mm. diam.
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Lot Essay

An extremely interesting and appealing example of military watchmaking from the 1970s, the present piece impresses with its 43 mm. case, a size absolutely in line with the latest trend in watch design, but dictated at the time by practical reasons due to the military destination of the piece.

Like all German military timepiece with tritium luminous dial, it bears the red encircled 3H symbol on the dial (“3H” indeed being the chemical symbol of tritium: the third isotope of “H”, hydrogen). An additional very small “T” for tritium is present just above the 6 o’ clock numeral.

The military issue number of the watch is engraved to the back. It is interesting to note that the last four digits “3774” identify a watch not bearing a NATO strap. The code used for watches with NATO strap was 5081.

The present model is prominently described and illustrated in Military Wristwatches, Sky Land Sea by Michele Galizia, p. 111

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