Watch Collection

Watch Collection

Bundeswehr Chronograph: Wristwatch with Flyback Function

Heuer (pronounced hoyer) built several thousand of these in contract batches from 1967-1981 for the West German military, replacing Hanhart and other makers. Issued to aid in combat and navigation timing. 3H and T tritium luminous paint symbols used during the 1960s. Similar Sinn 156 were available after production ended on this model. Band, 6645-12-145-6415 Bund. BUNDESWEHR 6645-12-146-3774. Heuer-Leonidas S.A. Biel, Switzerland. Based on the 1916 caliber 23, Valjoux 230. 17 jewels, manual wind, 36 hour power reserve, 18,000 bph, incabloc shock, plastic crystal, water resist 3 ATM. 1550 SG tech manual.

Dimensions: 51mm long x 43mm wide (minus stem) x 14mm thick (15.5mm w/leather protector). April 2005.

Military Automatic 08/15 Ges. Gesch. Nr. 827761

Mechanical watch built by Erwin Kroner in Pforzheim that sold for US$75 alongside expensive watches and cheaper quartz. Penzberg, West Germany, November 1989. Swiss Harley Ronda 2538: 22 jewels, microrotor automatic, 38 hour reserve, 21,600 bph, incabloc, Discu-safe case, plastic crystal, water resist 5 ATM.

Dimensions: 43mm long x 37mm wide (minus stem) x 9mm thick.

Limes Nightflight 2

Lost an original screw but a brass replacement fits fine. Limes (pronounced leemess) had an American representative in Los Angeles, built in Germany with a modified Swiss ETA 2824-2 movement: 25 jewels, automatic wind, 40 hour reserve, 28,800 bph, incabloc, 6 screw view back, mineral crystal, water resist 50M with screw down crown.

Dimensions: 48mm long x 39mm wide (minus stem) x 11mm thick. May 2000.