Today's offering features this cool and uncommon chronometer watch retailed by Bucherer.
For those not familiar with the company, Bucherer was one of Switzerland 's premier watch retailer similar to Tiffany & Co. here in the States. Like many watches made for Tiffany, Cartier, and other high-end retailers, the watch was made by Swiss watch firms and privately labeled with the retailers name.
Besides having a great look, this watch is an officially certified chronometer. For those not familiar, it means that like most Rolex or modern Breitlings, it has had to pass very strict tests by an independent body (the COSC). When this watch was made far less than 1% of all Swiss made watches were certified as chronometers.
The watch was originally waterproof, and the automatic movement has a quick-setting date. The striking silver dial with cool stylized numbers is original and untouched.
The watch presents in beautiful original condition. It is fully original down to the original Bucherer buckle. The dial is original and mint with light toning to the markers.
The back shows signs of polishing. Note that the writing on the back is still fully intact, though light in places, and much more readable than the photos suggest.
On the wrist it presents as just short of mint. The dial is original with light surface toning of the markers. The movement has been freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.
A rare officially certified chronometer that won't break the budget.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance. Bucherer History:
In 1888, a businessman and entrepreneur by the name of Carl-Friedrich Bucherer and his wife Luise opened Lucerne's first watch and jewellery store and laid the cornerstone for a successful family company. FOUNDATION AND PARTNERSHIP:
His sons, Ernst and Carl Eduard Bucherer, joined the family-owned company in the 1920s and, thanks to their wide-ranging experience, took it even greater success. In 1924, Ernst Bucherer entered into a particularly fruitful partnership with Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex. He decided to include the then little-known watch brand in its range. Today, Rolex is one of the world's most celebrated watch brands and remains the House of Bucherer's most important partner. EXPANSION INTO LUXURY:
Despite the crises of the 1930s and the Second World War, the company continued to grow and opened branches in other Swiss cities and tourist destinations. In 1977 the third generation of this family of entrepreneurs joined the flourishing company. Under the direction of Jörg G. Bucherer, the company expanded to Austria in the 1980s and, ten years later, to Germany.
In Switzerland, Bucherer also took over the Kurz Group in 1989 and, in 2001, Swiss Lion AG, whose main target group was tourists. That same year, the independent Carl F. Bucherer company was founded to maintain the Bucherer family's watchmaking tradition established in 1919. In 2013, Bucherer celebrated its 125th jubilee and opened the world's largest watch and jewellery store in Paris. The northernmost Bucherer store to date opened in Copenhagen in 2016.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: 1960's
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Semi Quick-Setting Date, Day, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless Steel
Case condition: Beautiful condition. The back shows some previous signs of polishing that has lightened the stamping, although it is still fully readable. *It is much clearer in person than the photos suggest.* On the wrist it presents as mint.
Dimensions: 34mm wide (without crown), 40mm lugs tip-to-tip
Dial: Signed Bucherer, silver, steel stylized Arabic indices, beautifully toned luminous, original, just short of mint condition with light toning of the markers
Hands: Luminous steel "batons", original
Movement type: Signed Bucherer, self-winding, rhodium plated, shock resistant, micrometer regulator
Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with watch's original Bucherer buckle
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, freshly fully overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.