Heuer has now become a household name - albeit under different ownership than founded it, namely TAG Heuer, which took over in the mid-1980s. But the watch for sale here, an early mid-size 1980’s Heuer 983.015 quartz diver - which received a full service in October 2019, is not a TAG, which in the years since the mid-1980s has had some...questionable design choices.
The diver for sale here represents old-school Heuer design, even if it comes in a smaller, mid-size package. Early 1980's Heuer divers, in particular the PVD divers like this one, are not common in any condition, and for good reason - they represent a bygone era for Heuer.
At 32mm (excluding crown), the 983.015 is a relatively smaller dive watch, but not the smallest in the range (this honor belongs to the 28mm 980.025 version in the Heuer brochure picture).
This Heuer comes with its original black PVD bracelet, NATO strap, spring bar tool, and Pelican travel case.
1980's Heuer 983.015 Mid-Sized PVD Diver
DIAL: Original dial and "church" hands; date at 3 o’clock position functions as designed. Dial lume - including bezel pip - glows.
BEZEL: Unidirectional bezel, with original bezel insert, ratchets w/a satisfying click. Inlaid “pip” remains on bezel insert.
CASE: Original Heuer mid-size 32mm (w/o crown, 36.5mm with) x 40mm stainless-steel black PVD case in pre-loved condition; matching original signed caseback.
CRYSTAL: Original crystal; no scratches or blemishes.
BAND: Original black PVD stainless-steel bracelet - importantly, no wear evident on exterior of bracelet, a rarity. Subtle wear on the bracelet interior. A separate orange, black, and light blue NATO, with matching black PVD hardware, accompanies the watch - a great compliment to the PVD case.
MOVEMENT: Original Heuer 983 quartz movement, fully serviced in October 2019.
CROWN: Original Heuer-signed locking PVD stainless steel crown.