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    Default Heuer Bund

    The "sublime Swiss" I mentioned last week arrived this morning. After quizzing Dave and Pascal about Sinn restorations, I settled on the classic 3H, small T configuration. You all know all about these Bundeswehr Heuers so no text, just a quick snap...



    It's on the bund strap today although I have a black Nato in my pocket which I may try later - never too confident about those small metal tabs used to secure the strap plus with the Nato I can wear it outside a flight suit. I have a black and tan Nato on the way from the States which looks like this...



    I can understand why these watches are often described as underrated - I am very impressed with it. It must be one of the best pilot watches of all time - lucky this wasn't the first one I bought or I might never have started on the slippery slope of collecting.

    Lastly, no post on Heuer Bunds is complete without a gratuitous Luftwaffe Starfighter photo...



    Regards

    Jon'.

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    Default Lovely example Jon

    I gotta say, I really like that black and tan Nato which complements it perfectly.
    Congratulations, and enjoy it in good health.
    Dave J

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    Default Lovely looking Watch...

    Hi

    I really like these......a very good choice and a rather nice looking example !

    Thanks
    Neil

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    Good choice of version, and lovely example too.

    I can't tell whether it is the photo angle or not, does the chrono reset position need adjusting slightly??

    Regardless, well done Jon.

    With this and the SAAF Lemania you are streaking through the "iconic military pilot's watch" genre like the proverbial hot knife and dairy.

    What's next?

    SWAF Lemania?

    Someone I know has GOT to get one of those soon, so that I can drool all over it.

    How about an RAF watch?

    D
    If it's Lemania-powered, I'm interested. Tool Chrono - interested. Dive Chrono - interested. Interesting - interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveS View Post
    Good choice of version, and lovely example too.

    I can't tell whether it is the photo angle or not, does the chrono reset position need adjusting slightly??

    Regardless, well done Jon.

    With this and the SAAF Lemania you are streaking through the "iconic military pilot's watch" genre like the proverbial hot knife and dairy.

    What's next?

    SWAF Lemania?

    Someone I know has GOT to get one of those soon, so that I can drool all over it.

    How about an RAF watch?

    D
    Yep, a small job for Rocco.

    Hmm, have been going a bit crazy lately - still awaiting that ridiculous Russian too.

    RAF? I have Gen 1 and 2 Seikos but a Lemania would be good. SWAF? Not quite sure as it's similar-ish to the Sinn 757 at a glance. I'm looking at a couple of military divers at the moment...and an American aviator as the transatlantic counterpart to the RAF Seikos and the Sturmanskies.

    Regards

    Jon'.

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    That looks superb Jon' congratulations. I'm loving that tan nato too, it matches the lume colour very well.
    Another gem I'm looking forward to fondling come November .

    Cheers,

    Gary

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    Very nice indeed. I know you've been wanting one for a while, and wish i could have been more helpful when you were pondering the many options. I think you've got the best of the pieces that were out there at the time. :thumbup:

    Now you've got all that "military" stuff out of your system - any chance of my Smiths W10 back?

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    Default My oh my. That's one of the cleanest examples I've seen.

    Super. Just super.

    BTW, my brother in law's Starfighter is at the Air Force Museum in Dayton. He delivered it there himself a few decades ago. (Old fella' he is.) Great place to visit if you get the chance.

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    Great looking Bund- looks great on the NATO strap too...

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    Many thanks for the comments Chris and dc. Definitely one of the best watches I have bought; no wonder it's becoming hard to find good ones with the 3H and small T.

    Chris - do you have any photos of the Starfighter?

    Regards

    Jon'.

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