Heuer Bundeswehr real or fake?

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    Heuer Bundeswehr real or fake?

    Hi All,

    I am considering getting one of these babies and ran into this one on the interwebs..

    http://cgi.ebay.de/Heuer-Bundeswehr-Chronograph-mit-Flyback-Vintage-43mm_W0QQitemZ290417245605QQcmdZViewItemQQptZDE_Kl eidung_Schmuck_Accessoires_Uhren_Armbanduhren?hash =item439e377da5

    I am just not enough of an expert, it looks real enough and would not want to discredit a reputable seller, but a see through caseback? He does mention something about it being a 150 pcs limited edition, but still.. Can anyone tell me if this is at least a real Valjoux 230?



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    Re: Heuer Bundeswehr real or fake?

    Probably a real one but a civilian one not a issue piece here is a thread with what the case back should look if it was a issue piece.And some did come with a red 3H on the dial.I am like you still learning some one with more knowledge join in.
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...ighlight=Heuer

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    Re: Heuer Bundeswehr real or fake?

    Looks good to me, here's a resource for more info:
    http://brown-snout.com/horology/arti...ehr_chrono.pdf
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    Re: Heuer Bundeswehr real or fake?

    Thanks guys, still not sure where this model comes from though..
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    Re: Heuer Bundeswehr real or fake?

    Apparently it's a civilian version...

    I should have looked before posting..

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...deswehr&page=5
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    Re: Heuer Bundeswehr real or fake?

    Some mili issued ones have been retrofitted with see thru case backs by subsequent owners to show off the Valjoux flyback movement. Grerat watch - I'd say probably the best aviation chrono ever made for my money. Sadly sold mine on, but now enjoying an even older vintage non chrono Longines in its place:)

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    Re: Heuer Bundeswehr real or fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by whifferdill View Post
    Grerat watch - I'd say probably the best aviation chrono ever made for my money.
    I was searching for one of the Heuer valjoux 235 movement watches several years ago but settled on the Dodane Type 21 which I find to be *almost* equal to your *best* aviation chrono assessment. I think this one could be almost one of the last Type 21 issued as it has only one FG date in '81.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanG View Post
    I was searching for one of the Heuer valjoux 235 movement watches several years ago but settled on the Dodane Type 21 which I find to be *almost* equal to your *best* aviation chrono assessment. I think this one could be almost one of the last Type 21 issued as it has only one FG date in '81.
    Yes, love the Type 21 chronos, too - a different emphasis with the 12 hour bezels. Both fantastic pieces and great with the flyback mechanisms. Shame there are no real modern equivalents ( modern Dodane homage and Breguet aside ).

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