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 here, a pewter-cased 982.115 all lume "night diver," is not a TAG, which in the years since the mid-1980s has had some...questionable design choices. T
he diver for sale here represents old-school Heuer design, even if it comes in a smaller package. Early 1980's Heuer divers, in particular divers like this one, are not common in any condition, and for good reason - they represent a bygone era for Heuer.
Heuer managed to scale down all the elements of its highly popular 980 dive watch series - produced beginning in 1979 through 1982 - to make a stunning dive watch, never an easy feat. The attention to detail and quality is remarkable, and seems more of an achievement with these smaller Heuer cases. Heuer built these divers to high standards, and rendered these waterproof to 200m – just like their bigger brothers.
Despite being officially labeled as a 32mm diver, this - like all Heuer divers – didn’t include crown guards and crown, which make it around 36mm. With 16mm lugs, make no mistake, it’s a small watch, but a perfect tool watch for the active woman. A true vintage tool watch for the watch collector’s young son or better half.
This Heuer comes with a stainless-steel Heuer bracelet, spring bar tool, and Pelican travel case.
Late 1970s/Early 1980s Heuer 982.115 Women’s Pewter-Cased Diver
DIAL: Original all lume dial and "church" hands; date at 3 o’clock position functions as designed. Dial lume - including bezel pip - glows strongly.
BEZEL: Unidirectional bezel, with original bezel insert in quite excellent condition, ratchets w/a satisfying click. Inlaid “pip” remains, and in great condition.
CASE: Original Heuer mid-size 32mm (w/o crown, 36mm with) x 40mm pewter case in pre-loved condition; matching original signed caseback.
CRYSTAL: Original crystal, no scratches.
BAND: Stainless-steel Heuer-signed bracelet, links remain tight.
MOVEMENT: Original Heuer-signed ESA quartz movement.
CROWN: Original unsigned screw-down locking crown.