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It has the correct chapter ring and no “Made in France” text on the dial. We have had this watch in for a little maintenance work recently.
I’m an amateur at this imgur stuff so sorry for the link.
If someone did build this they used one of the rarest Heuer dials (non-Made in France, non-quartz, Orange Heuer dial). I saw nothing conflicting the idea that this is an original Heuer built watch.
: Chapter ring looks a bit wide/large - could be covering the
: "MADE IN FRANCE" lettering that usually appears on
: these below the minute hashes on the bottom of the dial.
: Additionally, any 980.005 I've ever seen has profession(al)
: spelling along with Swiss Made on it.
: The one and only caveat I will add is that I cannot for the life of
: me make out the spelling of profession(al)/(el) on the first
: execution (cathedral hour hand) shown for the 980.005 in the
: 1979 catalog when it first showed up (clear as mud on both OTM
: and Cal 11 websites). I've never seen one in the flesh either,
: it's a bit of a ghost.