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FS: 1930s Heuer Flieger Gilt Chronograph

Hello everyone! I am offering my 1930s Heuer Flieger Chronograph for sale, here on OTD, prior to listing on my site. I feel that the condition and rarity of this example warrants it being placed in the home of someone from this forum, so I wanted everyone here to get first crack.

Without further ado, let's get down to it: 1930s (maybe 1940s, but unlikely) Heuer Flieger "Two Button", 39mm excl. crown, first created by Heuer as aviation watches from adopted pocket watches. These watches were also issued to the German army during WWII (although this one is not issued, hence my belief that it is pre-1940s). The condition on this watch is incredible. The nickel-plated case is extremely well-preserved, only showing the most minor of deterioration on the outside of the caseback. The dial is fantastic - super glossy still and only showing minor wear/tool marks within the registers, only visible at angles. Overall, for a gilt dial, it is hard to find a specimen much better than this. The dial on the lume and hands appear original, aged to a golden yellow, and reading on a geiger meter. The lume in the rotating bezel marker has been redone at some point in the past, and glows for a few seconds, so it appears to be an old relume. The crown is a replacement, and this is the way I purchased the watch; I believe that my watchmaker has a more correct-looking crown, and would be happy to look into changing it for any prospective buyer, but i cannot guarantee the success of it.

Asking $9,500 for this one, with free worldwide shipping, FedEx priority (fully insured). Those who have dealt with me in the past know that I am always negotiable and fair, but please don't waste both of our time with a lowball offer :)

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. I can be reached at Thanks for looking and thanks Jeff! (I know you have your hands full right now, congrats again!)

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