Heuer Diver 980.021 Two Tone
Heuer 980.021. Two-tone 42mm oversized case. C1985
I have already featured this particular watch, a long time ago, when this blog was in it’s infancy.. you can see the posting here, I was simply going to simply update the old post, but I think this tough old-timer deserves a brand new posting, as the transformation is impressive, especially as it has been such a workhorse.. it was bought new in c1985 in the US and was used as a dive watch for over 10 years and worn daily for 16 years.
I decided to sell a NOS case that I had, an all-gold Analogue-Digital diver model, but with no interest, I sacrificed it for this 980.021. The bezel was carefully removed, which wasn’t easy, as it was so tight on the case, being NOS. The risk of damaging it was high, so I had to tread carefully.
Some time back, I spent many evenings sorting the case out, making sure I didn’t dull any edges. Then it was off to my watchmaker (Thanks James) for a new glass and crown. Since then it has sat unloved in the back of a drawer with its tired looking bezel. As the ani-digi diver and the ‘021’ share the same bezel, it was a simple snap on fit, and the result is beyond what I thought.. it now looks the business. Yes, technically it should have a gold plate crown, I do have one, but I like it the way it is right now, so I’m just going to enjoy it.
And here is a before shot..