- May 10, 2011
- Reaction score
Following Omega and Longines discussion above.I think all "Bucherer" watches prior to (and maybe even at least some after) the offshoot house brand "Carl F. Bucherer" was formed in 2001 were farmed out to various actual watchmaking houses (but I may be wrong on that), so it may be difficult/impossible to know who even made that particular watch.
What does the friend of a friend restorer say? What movement does the watch have? What is the size? What is his assessment of condition, etc?
I think the design of that specific watch looks quite elegant; I like it a lot as a subdued dress watch but with possibly 3 caveats:
1: I personally don't like dates on such simple dials (I struggle with the 1958 Omega Seamaster my father gave me (below) for that very reason), let alone day + date. It just looks too casual to me.2: It may just be that photo, but if the "THU" and the "11" are not exactly aligned, it would really bother me.3: Also, it looks to me like a stub marker is missing to the right of the day/date window at 3:00, but I may be wrong on that.(2 and 3 may show the pre-restoration condition; of course I cannot know that.)
Regarding the Bucherer, I agree with the Day, date complication, would rather not have it.
Here is what he provided:
Movement: ETA 2638 Chronometer Grade, 25 jewels
Tick Rate: 6 times per second (21,600 A/h)
Model: 1510A from the 1960s
Dial Markings: Bucherer, Officially Certified Chronometer, T Swiss Made T
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Caseback Markings: Swiss Made, Antimagnetic, Stainless Steel, Automatic, Shock Resistant, Water Resistant
Case Size: 34mm
Power Reserve: ~42 hours
Strap: New custom made strap made from high-end "Color 8" Horween Shell Cordovan leather, 18mm wide, unlined
Water Resistant: Waterproof and gasket oiled but not rated to modern standards
Incabloc Shock Protection: Yes
Lume: Yes, Tritium
What has been replaced or done on this watch?
The watch was serviced. The mainspring, rotor bearing, cannon pinion, and crown gasket were replaced. Original crystal was polished. Original dial, hands, and crown.