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Ladies 1960 Bucherer Swiss 18K SOLID GOLD Vintage Watch
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Ladies 1960 Bucherer Swiss 18K SOLID GOLD Vintage Watch

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Sold Date: 06/28/2010
Channel: Online Auction
Source: eBay




Of all the well-known jewelry shops of Europe one company stands out from the rest, and is unquestionably the “premier” jeweler of the world. This title belongs to Carl F. Bucr of Lucerne, Switzerland , in business since the turn of the 20th century and still a driving force in the watch industry today. They are closely tied with Rolex, as they have collaborated, and also sell more Rolex watches than any other retailer in the world.

I am pleased to offer for sale the following ladies Bucr timepiece, a petite “Cocktail” model that dates to the ca 1960. This watch is crafted of 18kt Solid Yellow Gold and is in excellent condition both inside and out.

The case (without band) measures 25mm lug tip to lug tip and 13.3mm in width (15mm with winding crown). In inches this works out to be 1 inch long by just over ½ an inch wide, not counting the crown. With its Swiss made black band it will fit a wrist 5-1/2” to 6-3/4” in length but if you need a longer band I’m sure I can find something that would work nicely. It is powered by its original 17 jewel Bucr-signed manual wind mechanism that has been fully serviced by my watchmaker David to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping accurate time.

The antique white, enamel finished dial is in excellent condition and without flaw. It features raised gold hour indicators and original gold metal Leaf-style hands. Signed BUCR (with Coat of Arms) below the 12 and SWISS at the base of the dial.

The solid glass crystal is in excellent condition with no flaws. The rectangular Tank style case (with solid wire lugs) is crafted of 18 Karat Solid Yellow Gold and in excellent order. The winding crown is gold finished and in great condition, winding and setting as it should.

Turning the watch over I see that the back lid is stamped with Swiss gold hallmarks (including the Minerva goddess in profile) and 18K – 0.750 as well. Below this is model number #43724. Peeking inside I find a high quality movement signed BUCR - 17 JEWELS, 3 ADJ. – SWISS .

This Swiss beauty has been cleaned, oiled and regulated just prior to auction, ensuring it winds and sets smoothly while keeping accurate time . It is fitted on a new 8mm black, matte finish Swiss leather strap especially designed for wire lug (solid lug) watches as this, complete with fold over ends. So then, who is going to be wearing this “Time Capsule” timepiece just a short time from now? Nothing like being able to actually “wear” and enjoy what should also prove to be a solid investment over time.

Since 1998, Holben's Fine Watches' goal has been happy customers. I treat buyers as I like to be treated: with courtesy and respect . I’m especially proud of my excellent feedback and high number of repeat clients. I’m a long-standing member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors ( NAWCC ), and have collected Swiss and American mechanical watches since I was a kid.

Watch sizes: I provide exact measurements in millimeters (the watch industry standard) and inches, and include a U.S. quarter in photos as a size reference. Draw the measurements on paper to help visualize the watch on your wrist. Remember, men’s watches from the 1910s - 1960s were smaller than considered normal today.

Buyers outside the United States with less than five feedback: Please introduce yourself via email PRIOR to bidding. Otherwise, your bid may be retracted. Sorry, I don’t ship to Italy or Portugal. Thanks for your understanding.

U.S. winners pay $6.75 for fully insured , safely boxed USPS First-Class Mail shipping. Washington State residents (and those with shipping addresses in Washington State) add 8.6% sales tax.

Canadian ($14.75) and international buyers ($17.75) receive safely boxed USPS First-Class Mail International REGISTERED shipping. I can ship via USPS Express Mail International to most countries for approximately $30. Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. Prior to bidding, check your country's customs regulations to determi...

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