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Heuer 1960's Bundeswehr 1550SG Vintage Flyback Chronograph Mens Watch - Stainless Steel

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1960 | No original box | No original papers
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Listing code JWHIK2
Brand Heuer
Reference number 9463SH
Dealer product code 9463SH
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production 1960
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee
Price $7,112
Availability Item is in stock


Movement Manual winding
Number of jewels 17


Case material Steel
Case diameter 43 x 51 mm
Crystal Plastic
Dial Black
Dial numerals Arabic numerals


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Black


1960's HEUER BUNDESWEHR 1550SG Vintage Flyback Chronograph Mens Watch - Stainless Steel

Beautiful Original Condition - Historically Significant & Collectable - 1 Year Warranty

Step into the annals of military history with the legendary Heuer Bundeswehr Flyback Chronograph Model 1550SG. It's not really merely a watch—it's a tangible connection to the gallant men and women who relied on its precision and durability in the face of adversity. It's steeped in military heritage and its reputation is well-earned.

We really love these watches. They're big, historically significant, and extremely cool. And this one is in beautiful all-original condition.

Here are a few of its key features:

Historical Significance: The "Bund", which is hold collectors refer to it, holds a special place in military history most notably for its use by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). Originally commissioned by the Germans in 1967–1968 it was shortly thereafter adopted by the Norwegian and Yugoslavian Air Force. It served as a vital tool for pilots and navigators, embodying reliability and precision under the most demanding conditions.

Cool Military Heritage: The Model 1550SG embodies the ruggedness and resilience of military timepieces. Its distinctive design, characterized by its flyback chronograph function, bold, legible dial, and rugged case, reflects the no-nonsense practicality of military equipment.

Needed Functionality: The “retour en vol” or "flyback" chronograph feature allows for seamless timing of consecutive events with precision—a critical capability for military operations where split-second decisions can make all the difference.

Notable Design: With its striking black dial, luminous markers, and robust stainless steel case, the Bund exudes an unmistakable aura of authority and confidence, making it a standout piece in any collection.

Collector's Gem: As a sought-after piece among horological enthusiasts and military memorabilia collectors alike, the Bundeswehr is not just a watch—it's a cherished artefact that embodies the spirit of adventure and precision.

Its large Heuer case measures 43mm in diameter really filling out the wrist. Powering it is its original Valjoux 230 movement.

We were fortunate to acquire it with all of its original parts and in very pleasing condition.

Detailed Appraisal:

Country of origin: Switzerland

Maker: Heuer

Year made: c. late 1960's to 1970's

Serial no.: 338,313

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Flyback Chronograph, Subsidiary Seconds

Designed for: Men

Case material: Stainless steel

Case condition: Better than near mint, and never polished with only very little wear. Just a little loss of the blackening on the edge around the bezel as to expected from handling the bezel to turn it, and a few light marks near the screws on the back. They could be polished off, but why would you...it's a practical tool that is very honest and in far better condition than most examples.

Dimensions: 43mm (excluding the crown) x 51mm

Dial: Black with luminous Arabic numerals, outer minute/ seconds track with 5-minute/seconds Arabic markers, subsidiary seconds and 30 minutes register dials. Luminous white baton hands. Original, mint condition with light toning of the luminous

Movement type: Valjoux 230 finished by Heuer, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self compensating flat balance spring

Band: Black leather, carefully crafted to faithfully replicate the original Bund one, brand new and unused

Width between lugs: 20mm

Crystal: Acrylic, original, excellent condition

Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, installing a new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (an $895 value).

Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running exceptionally strong and true, keeping time better than most brand new Heuer watches in our testing recording position.

Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.

Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please message us for details.

Box/Papers: BOX - Watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate

SKU 9463SH

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