Wednesday, 17 June 2009

New Life - Landeron 13 Heuer

I sold my old incomplete Heuer Landeron 13 movement to S. Craig Bergsma of .
I never managed to find the missing parts or a suitable case, so I sold it on Ebay. Craig is a watchmaker and managed to find the missing parts and a nice vintage case of the correct period.

The result is nice and looks correct. The oval pushers and vintage crown add nice detail.

For the original post about the movement see:
Thanks Craig for giving this rare early Heuer movement a new life. See to see more of Craigs work on rare vintage watches.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

1950's Heuer Automatic

This a sweet litte Heuer from the 1950's. It's a mans watch but by today standard it's very small. The diamater is only 32mm.

The case is stainless stel with a screw in case back. The watch is signed four times, dial, movement plus outside and inside of the case back. The serial number is stamped between the lug, but no ref. number can be found anywhere. It's very difficult to find informations about these automatics, they do not appear in any catalogue I have seen.

The movement is A.S. 1361 automatic with sweep second.

Size: 11.5''', Dm= 25.6mm, H= 5.7mm. 17 or 21 jewel. sf = 18000 A/h, power reserve 36h.

I have a few of these small Heuers, all with different dials. This one has a lot of patina, but I like it. I makes me think of this little machine's almost 60 year long life.....