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Hi, yes I've seen a number of examples with 'BUND' before, or 'B.W.' as you say, so I don't see it as an issue. Here are a couple-
but I've no doubt more examples could be found quite easily. 'Bund' is also commonly used as an abbreviation of 'Bundeswehr' (the 1550 is often referred to as the 'Heuer Bund') so no problem there.
Of course I'm only answering your direct question and can't vouch for any other aspects of the watch!
: I've been offered a nice looking example of a Heuer 3h Bundeswehr
: 1550 SG
: I don't want to upload photos because the watch is not mine and I
: have not asked permission for it, but as far as I know and can
: figure out everything looks correct... but one thing.
: The back case has engraved the following:
: Number looks ok, seen a few with same.
: But can't find any with just BUND. Most of them has Bundeswehr and
: some B.W.
: It is strange to me because although my German is poor I think
: "Bund" would be a short for Bundes and/or a later
: nickname for the watch, but I don't know if is was some time
: officially engraved in a model.
: Can you help. Any of you seen a just "Bund" engraving
: before? Don't want to take any chances, since the price, as you
: can imagine, is not low.
: Thanks to anyone in advance.