Today's offering showcases this watch retailed by Bucherer. It was made before the company took on its current Carl F. Bucherer name.
Usually when things are complicated, it means more stress, more work, and more effort, but in the end, it's worth it. The same holds true for wristwatches, where gifted artisans and engineers from years gone by labored months and years to create complicated timepieces that transcend art and talent. When it comes to wristwatches, the highest realms of respect and value are reserved for these watches that do much more than merely tell time.
Created in the quartz era when complicated watches were not as much the rage as they are today, this distinctive Bucherer clearly stood out from the pack.
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 labelled with the retailers name.
Though it has much fewer moving parts than a comparable mechanical watch, its presence still showcases that the art of fine watchmaking was not entirely lost during the period. It displays the month, date, and day of the week along with the phases of the moon, and when set correctly it can be used as a full featured calendar tool or as a display of precision purchased to adorn a deserving gentleman's wrist.
It is all original and presents beautifully on the wrist. Its complicated white dial is original and mint.
Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, replacing all of the waterproofing seals with new gaskets, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $495 value).
For the finishing touch it comes equipped with a crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a 90-day international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Since 1888, Bucherer has been a leading retailer of luxury watch brands. Apart from its own Carl F. Bucherer watch brand, the company represents many other renowned brands. And with over 1300 different models to choose from, Bucherer also stocks the largest selection of Rolex watches anywhere.
Carl F. Bucherer is a Swiss haute horlogerie company based in Lucerne, Switzerland, which manufactures luxury men's and women's mechanical watches. Since its founding in 1888, the company has been wholly owned by the Bucherer family, making Carl F. Bucherer one of the oldest luxury Swiss watchmakers continuously held by the founding family.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1980's
Model: Ref. 8522.001
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Date, Day, Moon Phase
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case condition: Presents very nicely. Moderate signs of previous polishing - the reference no. on the back is light and a few remnants of wear on the underside. On the wrist it presents as close to mint.
Dimensions: 32mm wide (without crown), 36mm lugs tip-to-tip
Dial: Signed Bucherer, white with gold applied baton indices, sunken gold-rimmed subsidiary dials for the day, date, month, and phases of the moon, original, mint condition
Hands: Gold "batons", original
Movement type: Signed Bucherer, quartz
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded
Width between lugs: 16mm
Crystal type: Mint condition
Serviced: Yes, fully serviced by our Master Watchmaker (a $495 value). All waterproofing gaskets replaced with new seals. If you would like more information on our watchmaking team please visit: http://www.connoisseuroftime.com/pages/team.htm. 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: 90-day international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
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.