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Unfortunately, the Reference 418 chronograph was sold in the period when we do not have many catalogs or other references to provide information.
The Reference 418 was part of the Reference 433 series, meaning that the Reference 433 was the stainless steel version, the Reference 419 was the 14 karat gold version and the Reference 418 was the 18 karat gold version. These three models were all powered by the Valjoux 23 movement, which was a 13 ligne movement.
Shown below, is the relevant image from the 1946 brochure. We see these watches in the 1945 and 1946 catalogs, but not the earlier ones from 1942 to 1943. So we can assume that they were introduced circa 1945.
Good looking watch!!
: A couple years back I inherited a old Heuer Ref 418. The watch had
: been sitting in a drawer for years and when I received it the
: timepiece ran and kept good time for a few hours and it would
: stop. I brought it in for a quote on repair which was expensive.
: Having a Valjoux 23 movement I was told was something special. I
: couldn't afford the repair at the time and I got a couple more
: quotes over time. This December I squirreled enough to have the
: watch serviced. I have it back and time for a little show and
: tell. If anyone can tell me a little about the watch it would be
: appreciated. Oh, this is the second Heuer I have owned. I had a
: 980.xxx a 41mm grey DLC quartz diver. I sold it to help purchase
: a Omega Seamaster. Today that same diver is selling for far more
: than I bought or sold it!