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Heuer 981.113 PVD ‘Military’ Night Diver

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Heuer 981.113 Olive/Khaki PVD ‘Military’ Night Diver, Full Lume dial

First off, I need to stress that this model wasn’t military issue, the khaki PVD models are sometimes referred to as ‘Military’ as a nickname amongst collectors.
This is the night diver version,with Heuer’s awesome phosphorescent full lume dial. The case and bracelet is khaki green-brown, with a brown insert, it is very cool, and very rare.
The PVD colour changes subtly from a more greenish color to a brownish colour, depending on the lighting.

This particular example is NOS, with little or no signs of wear. There are a few storage marks, but I’m lucky to get my hands on it. It even has the original caseback sticker in place, as well as the full length bracelet, although I have a feeling a khaki NATO strap with PVD hardware would look the business.
It dates from c1983, has the thicker case than later models and has an unsigned caseback and crown. The dial is unbelievable, unmarked and mint. The perfectly preserved full lume dials have more of a aqua-green tint in daylight, I’ve tried to replicate this in the photos, with semi-lume shots by exposing the dial to strong light prior to taking some of the shots. It has a yellow-green colour when not ‘charged’. The range of variation is subtle but wide, when exposed to full white daylight or household bulbs.

Heuer 981.113 in 1983 Catalogue

Written by Heuerville

November 28, 2011 at 10:11 pm

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  1. any idea how to get a replacement dial for these, i have one. i would love the have it back in new contition

    tony

    December 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    • Tony, As far as I know, there are no known suppliers other than TAG Heuer themselves. I’ve heard that TAG Heuer have limited parts for the ‘1000’ series divers, but they may well have a dial.

      Heuerville

      December 24, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    • Do you know anyone who is selling a Heuer 981.113 .

      Nick

      October 4, 2012 at 4:20 am

      • I don’t, sorry. They are very hard to find, so good luck with your hunt.

        Heuerville

        October 4, 2012 at 8:52 am

  2. Hi, just bought a tag night diver circ 1986, beautiful watch but does anybody know or where I can get an original P V D black bracelet strap. Thank you

    Cliff

    October 16, 2012 at 9:04 pm

  3. i have one for sale if interested with box and papers if interested please write me an e.mail to kiko@kiss-lounge.com

    federico riojas

    October 17, 2012 at 7:16 am

  4. Looking to buy 981.113 khaki night diver

    nick

    October 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm

  5. Great information. I have one of these that my father acquired in the early 80’s. It’s well patina’d now, with all the olive finish worn away, but the lens and dial and movement are all still immaculate.

    Dan Licharson

    December 25, 2015 at 5:06 am


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