Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Why We Love It
Known affectionally as the “Bund,” the Heuer Bundeswehr flies high among military chronographs. A Fliegeruhr through and through, there’s nothing flimsy or flip about this watch. Strapping it on your wrist can conjure daydreams of piloting a F-4 Phantom II over Soviet airspace.
The example being offered here is a strong piece showing light, normal signs of wear from age and use, with even patination to the luminescent elements on the hands and dial.
Fitted to a black nylon NATO-style strap, this Bund is ready for action!
The Heuer Bundeswehr Reference 1550SG was supplied to members of the West German Federal Defense Force or Bundeswehr. Like the Zenith A. Cairelli, the Bundeswehr was of larger proportions: a 43mm monocoque case of brushed steel surmounted by a rotating bezel. Over this watch’s lifetime, it saw many different dial configurations—some with military markings, some without—but all using that same 43mm case.
Like another famous pilot’s chronograph, the Type 20, the Bundeswehr had a flyback or retour en vol function, whereby the chronograph could be reset without having to stop it—just by pressing the bottom pusher while the chronograph is running.
Svelte despite its size, the Bundeswehr is just the sort of tool watch you want on your wrist, whether you’re engaged in dogfights miles above the Earth or in more terrestrial pursuits.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.