Heuer Diver 980.006 (Norwegian)
Heuer Diver 980.006, 200m, Oversized 42mm case, ETA 536,121, c1980-84
First off, ‘Norwegian’ isn’t a special model name, it’s just that I have a few of these tough tool models, this one came from the original owner in Norway, so I just need to identify which is which. I acquired this last Summer, it had a filthy dial, damaged glass & crown.. after a bit of care and attention, it turned out to be a cracker.
The 980.006 is the quintessential no nonsense quartz tool Heuer diver, brother to the 844 Auto series. Appearing in catalogues from around 1981 to 84.
It came supplied with a choice of strap.. “steel bracelet, tropic strap or rubber strap” according to one catalogue, I presume from these options that the tropic strap was a leather type, but I can’t say for certain.
This is the second variation of the huge 42mm cased 980.006… the very first being identical, apart from: cathedral hands, no ‘quartz’ on the dial, and the bracelet was the oyster type. This 2nd version has become ‘the standard’ being available for many years unaltered until the final version in 1985 when it became the 980.006L, a slimmer cased version. (See my 980.006L here).