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That's a beautiful watch, and it dates from the mid-to-late 1950s. It appears to be gold, in which case it is either the Reference 405 (gold plated) or Reference 415 (14 karat). If you can check for markings, or post a photo of the case-back, then we can solve this mystery. There may be serial and reference numbers, between the lugs, where the strap attaches, and these numbers would be helpful.
In either event, this reference number will be followed by the "P", for the pulsations scale on the dial.
Let's see more of your beautiful watch and we will be able to tell you more about it.
Thanks for posting your message.
: Attached is an image of my watch. I want to confirm somehow it's
: year of manufacture, and maybe even a rough estimate of its
: The history of the watch. My best friend in high school (1974-1977)
: father worked for Jack Heuer. For his 30 year anniversary of
: working in sales for the company, Jack gave him a gift of the
: attached watch. Doug's wife died suddenly and Doug became a
: raging alcoholic, eventually dying. He sold the band but gave me
: the watch because it was broken. In 1986 I sent it to Heuer in
: Switzerland to be repaired; and have the jewels replaced. They
: left the original patina. Since they no longer had 30 year old
: watch bands, I bought a band for it made from alligator skin. I
: believe the watch was manufactured in 1955; but if I was smart I
: should have asked Heuer to confirm that when they repaired it.
: Of course that would have been the smart thing to do; so
: therefore I didn't. LOL Thanks again for taking the time to tell
: me about it. Oh - and his name was Paul Douglas "Doug"
: Grewer. Thanks!