Today's offering showcases this uncommon and pleasing Rolex pocket watch specially made for Bucherer circa World War II.
By this time, Rolex had shifted the majority of its production to wristwatches however they continued to make a relatively small number of traditional pocket watches.
The desirable ultra-thin Rolex with caliber 590 movement is an example of this phenomenon. Reliable and well-made, Rolex used the 590 in certain pocket watches made for the British military during World War II. It can be easily imagined the history this watch has seen in Europe at the time - perhaps even being carried by a military member - and the stories it could tell.
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.
They became Rolex's best retailer, and Rolex just announced the purchase of the company from Mr. Jorg Bucherer, a descendant of Carl Bucherer for whom the dial is marked.
We are pleased to offer it in all-original condition. It features a thin nickel chrome case stamped with the watch's case number and reference number, 2792.
Besides being marked Rolex, it bears Bucherer's name in the secondary branding position on the dial.
It is in very honest condition. The case has never been polished and the dial is untouched. Its bow is nice and tight. And its fine, Rolex movement is very clean.
One of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, installing a new mainspring, re-pinning the regulator stud for pendant carry, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $795 value). Photos of the inside available upon request.
Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Also accompanying the watch is a very cool original Rolex for Bucherer spoon that shows the very close relationship between the two companies.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year sold: c. World War II era
Case number: 1,359,620
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Nickel chrome plated
Case condition: Honest original condition with fairly light scratches throughout. No significant loss of plating.
Dimensions: 45mm diameter
Dial: Silver, signed both Rolex and C. Bucherer, applied Arabic indices, outer railroad minute track, original and untouched, fairly light aging
Hands: Original, blue steel "epees"
Movement type: Very high grade keyless pocket watch, rhodium plated, fausses-cotes damascening, 15 jewels, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator
Jewels: 15 rubies
Crystal type: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, installing a new mainspring, re-pinning the regulator stud for pendant carry, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (an $795 value).
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details. 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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; Also accompanying the watch is a very cool original Rolex for Bucherer spoon to showcase close relationship between the two companies.
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.