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Some rather major purchases have reduced the 'pot' and I find myself having to sell to replenish.
Offered up for sale is this spectacular, ultra rare Leonidas Bundeswehr flyback chronograph that pre-dates the purchase of Leonidas by Heuer.
I guess if you’re looking at this, then you already know most details about the variances between the Leonidas and the Heuer.
The case construction (42mm without crown/pushers) is the most noticeable difference between them.
The Leonidas has ‘squared’ polished lugs with well defined bevels whereas the Heuer is ‘shotblasted’ and more rounded.
The Leonidas chrono pushers and crown are also polished and not matte as on the Heuer.
Clearly, the Leonidas is considerably more rare than the Heuer version and in my opinion it's a much nicer looking watch.
The watch is in stunning condition for a timepiece that dates back to the early 60’s. Whilst not a ‘safe queen’ the case is very tidy with sharp edges and looks unpolished.
The bezel has a few minor scratches but very little fading.
Some of the dial outer markers have deteriorated slightly, the main indices no longer glow but the hands have a short lume after exposure to strong light.
All functions work correctly, timekeeping is excellent, the chronograph starts, stops, flies back and resets to zero, all this with a very good power reserve.
This lovely watch makes a 'stand out' great daily wearer and is surely a fine investment.
It comes on black generic leather band with stainless steel buckle.
The Leonidas version of the Bund rarely comes up for sale so it’s difficult to set a price.
With the recent rapid increases in value of ‘choice’ collectable watches, I would like to see UK £4000 or a very near offer. I will include shipping.
I’m happy to answer all queries.
Here are some pics, thanks for looking.