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  1. MRC Feb 8, 2019

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    There are at least three Hema owners on these forums, any more?

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    This has the common "Aquagraph" case, also very common dial style and bezel and Landeron 248 movement. Could have been made by anyone in Switzerland. Hema certainly had a range of watches that look a lot like many other brands, they even had what I am sure is a Hema signed Heuer Camaro.

    I am a long-time Carrera fan and wanted something to wear occasionaly that was so complicated that looking at it would reinforce my bias, but this has such a real charm of its own especially on a well-used BoR period bracelet that it is worn as regularly as my Carreras. Wouldn't take it to a race-track for timing anyone though :unsure:

    One tip that may help research: searching on "Hema uhren" throws up more results and photos than "Hema watches" and also avoids the modern Hema chain of shops. So I assume it was sold more in German speaking countries.

    Let's see what we can find out!
     
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  2. Matty01 Port Adelaide's No.1 Fan Feb 10, 2019

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    Henri Maurer
    The brand "HEMA" was apparently owned by the Tiara SA at Saignelégier and Zurich, Switzerland. At least they ran another brand - HEMA Aquaspot - for which I found another divers' chronograph from the late 1960s/early 1970s on the internet. The logo looks quite the same. (There's also a Hema Watch Co. at Neuchatel and La-chaux-de-Fonds who took over the Hema brand from Henri Maurer. Maybe they sold it on to Tiara SA.

    Mine runs an eta 2472
     
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  3. Gentle Ben Apr 15, 2019

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    I just saw a wrist shot that @McKinley posted and I'm in love. Not seeing very many on Ebay/Chrono24. Are they tough to come across? Thanks for the tip on how to search for them. .. I was also searching Hema watch. Just like @MRC I love the Heuer similarity. They look like a poor mans (which is currently me) Heuer. I need one!!!::love::
     
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  4. MRC Sep 7, 2020

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    A rather different Hema

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    https://www.auction.fr/_fr/lot/c197...due-avec-sa-boite-de-vitesse-formule-13686027

    It sat on Renault 8 Gordini running gear and was planned for production but it seems only this prototype was made.

    Edit: A bit more searching found these photos

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    Hmmm, that's a Hewland Mk 6 'box, which is pretty impractical for the road. Those tyres are illegal for road use too, but it looks as if the prototype was completed and raced.
     
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  5. MRC Sep 9, 2020

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    About 50 years ago I was working for a construction company that specialised in pipework -- big stuff not plumbing. For some industries such as petro-chem the pipes need cleaning out between batches, and the thing that does that is called a "pig" and propelled by compressed air. Pigs came in many varieties, plain, knobbed, spikey, etc. and it was the task of the Drawing Office to make sure we had a good supply of the latest manufacturer's catalogues.

    Which were carefully placed on the desk of the guy with the 'roids.
     
  6. Bjoern Altmann Oct 28, 2020

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    This is my Hema – the bezel is in really good condition. I've seen many where it's really worn. Everything is working fine. Attachment-1.jpeg
     
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  7. MRC Oct 28, 2020

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    Very nice!
     
  8. Anthony Lane Mar 3, 2022

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    What do you think of this Hema? I really dig the c-case. Coming in at 39mm it's noticeably smaller than other watches in this style. I can't find but one other image of this style of Aquaspot.

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