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Heuer 980.032 Night Diver

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Heuer 980.032 Night Diver, Full lume dial, 42mm case, c1983

Believe it or not, this is a standard full lume dial night diver. The entire dial has developed a wonderful slate green patina. I’ve learned that this could be caused by moist air getting into the case at some pint in it’s history. The lume dials are usually a pale yellowy-green, and if a patina develops, it is more often than not a rather pleasant spotted/motted effect in yellowy-brown. So this dial is out of the ordinary, and looks intentional, like some sort of mil spec model. The surprising thing is that the dial still lumes up in the dark wonderfully.

It makes for a unique looking Heuer. I think a distressed leather NATO strap might be the perfect companion for it. It’s dial has a almost velvet matt finish to it, which is complemented by the perfect gloss black hands. The caseback is incorrect, being marked 980.007 from an orange dialed Heuer diver, but I can forgive it that, at the end of the day, it’s only a couple of stamped numbers.

You can see it here in the 1982 Heuer Divers Catalogue on OTD.

Written by Heuerville

October 23, 2011 at 7:53 pm