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Heuer "Solunar" Tide Watch

March 31, 2010

Heuer Solunar 1970sThis particular Solunar was made in the 1970s as with the other variations it is very difficult to find. It is an automatic watch with a day-date feature and powered by a Venus Caliber 2790 movement. It is has a beautiful blue dial with a rotating inner bezel to keep track of the tides for 14 days. The outer bezel indicates cycle of the tides which occurs approximately every six hours. A pretty rare and complicated watch without too many buttons.

The Heuer Solunar has been made since the 1940s but its design has changed over the years. It was made for sailors and fisherman to determine the exact time of high an low tides so they could navigate the waters. I have seen different variations of the Solunar mostly from the 1950s and 1960s. Chronograph versions were also made which were called the Seafearer and later the Solunargraph. Many times these watches were retailed by Abercrombie and Fitch and Orvis. See pictures of different variations I have owned.

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