What constitutes an authentic Heuer Bundeswehr chronograph?

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What constitutes an authentic Heuer Bundeswehr chronograph?

Post by andrema on Tue 28 Feb 2012, 2:44 pm

I ran across a great article on what constitutes an authentic Heuer Bundeswehr ("BUND") chronograph. The article provides a great summary of the different variations as well as the characteristics of these awesome watches!


(photo borrowed from the interwebs)

Here is a excerpt from the article:

There are 5 general configuations of Heuer-branded dials:

--the "classic 3H/T" - a red 3H-symbol appears just below the dial center, and a tiny "T" appears just above "6".
--the "3H-only" - a red 3H-symbol appears just below the center.
--the "T-only" - a tiny "T" appears just above "6".
--the "clean" - no markings beyond the "Heuer" logo.
--the "sternzeit" - STERNZEIT REGULIERT markings just below the dial center.

There are 2 general configurations of Sinn-branded dials:

--the "3H-only" - a red 3H-symbol appears just below the center.
--the "clean" - no markings beyond the "Heuer" logo.

To add to the confusion...there are 4 variations of the "3H" symbol:

--the "standard" 3H.
--the "big-letter" 3H - circle is same size as standard, but the letters are larger and fill the circle more completely.
--the "small-letter" 3H - circle is same size as standard, but the letters are smaller and there is a small dot in the center.
--the "small-circle" 3H - the circle is noticeably smaller.

It doesn't stop there...there are 3 variations of the manufacturer logo:

--the "standard" Heuer logo - fits inside :58 and :02.
--the "big" Heuer logo - fits even with :58 and :02.
--the Sinn logo. [/list]Finally...there are 2 variations of the font used for the hour-markers:
--the "standard" font - most noticeable because none of the numbers are cut-off.
--the "cut-off" font - the 10:00, 8:00, and 2:00 are cut-off by the subdials.



These examples have the "big" Heuer logo.



These examples have the Sinn logo.



Source --->>>
http://brown-snout.com/horology/articles/heuer_bundeswehr_chrono/
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Re: What constitutes an authentic Heuer Bundeswehr chronograph?

Post by Administrator on Sun 25 Mar 2012, 11:08 am

Great watches! It is just so tough to weed out the fakes from the original stuff! You have to be very careful as there are many fakes and frankens out in the marketplace!
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