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Heuer has now become a household name - albeit under different ownership than founded it, namely TAG Heuer, which took over in the mid-1980s.  The pewter-cased TAG Heuer Ref. 932.206 here is a great example of a design TAG didn’t mess with after it assumed control of the company, before it began making some...questionable design choices. 


But none of that here...


The Ref. 932 diver here represents old-school Heuer design, and mid-1980's TAG Heuer divers, in particular, represent a bygone era for Heuer.  TAG Heuer managed to replicate its popular Ref. 980 dive watch series - produced beginning in 1979 through 1982 - to make a stunning successor dive watch, never an easy feat. The attention to detail and quality is remarkable; Heuer built these divers to high standards, and rendered these waterproof to 200m – just like their elder siblings.


Given the parlous state of the Swiss watchmaking industry in the early 1980s, it likely made sense to TAG Heuer to eek out as many model variants as possible using as few unique parts as possible; however while the 1000 and 2000 series were popular, lasting several decades, the 3000 - the one most like this Ref. 932 here - was only on sale for just over five.  The 3000 design is essentially a development of the successful 2000-series launched in 1982, with the 3000 featuring squared curves to create a more technical looking watch.


Birthed under the Heuer brand, the 3000 series carried over when TAG purchased the company and left the 3000 largely unchanged, apart from the obvious TAG Heuer logo.  Complementing the angular case was a large 12-sided bezel that sat inside the width of the watch.  While not as wide as the case itself, the bezel is very thick, and features small ball-shaped grips at each corner to make it easier to turn.


Heuer also debuted, at the same time, chronographs and three handers in quartz and automatic variations (chronographs only, as Heuer produced no automatic three hander 3000s).  The all-steel grey model here is the least common colorway of the range, and is in excellent condition.

This Heuer comes with its original stainless-steel TAG Heuer-signed bracelet, nylon strap, spring bar tool, and rugged travel case.

Mid-1980s TAG Heuer Professional Ref. 932.206 Diver, w/Original Bracelet

  • DIAL: TAG Heuer-signed dial and "church/Mercedes" hands; date at 3 o’clock position functions as designed.  Dial lume - including bezel pip - glows.


    BEZEL: Unidirectional bezel, with bezel insert in quite excellent condition, ratchets w/a satisfying click.  Inlaid “pip” remains, and in great condition.  Please note all of the black ball grips on the bezel remain intact, no small feat.


    CASE: TAG Heuer matte-color pewter case measures 38mm (w/o crown, 41.5mm with) x 43.5mm; matching signed caseback.


    CRYSTAL: Correct crystal, no cracks or deep scratches.


    BAND: Stainless-steel TAG Heuer-signed bracelet, links remain tight and will fit up to a 7.5 inch wrist (or 8.5 inch wrist, if the wetsuit extension is utilized).  This Heuer also comes with a black, red, and white nylon strap.


    MOVEMENT: TAG Heuer-signed ESA quartz movement, which hacks as designed.


    CROWN: Signed screw-down locking crown.

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