Heuer Diver 980.006 (Rhode Island)
Heuer Diver 980.006, 200m, Oversized 42mm case, ETA 536,121, c1980-84
This is the second 980.006 I’ve posted, so I won’t whittle on about it’s facts n figures.. if you want to read what I wrote before, click here.
This was my first 980.006, bought a long time ago, from a seller in Rhode Island, USA. The lume on it is just lovely.. is has developed into a gorgeous green/grey colour. This watch almost got ruined… I took it to a local watchmaker, before I knew about all the various Heuer experts.
This local watchmaker was absolutely useless. He lost the stem, fitted the wrong glass, and when I went to collect it after he’d had it for over 12 months, he opened it up in front of me with a basic cheap tool, dropped the movement/dial, and caught it roughly in his fumbling hands, pressing the hands and dial with a big fat thumb. I actually gasped. Anyway, after a bit of an argument, I took it back into my custody and sent it to a trusted Heuer expert.. and this is how it now looks, with a new glass, cleaned up dial and new stem.