Tuesday, November 11, 2014

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE BWC 2 REGISTERS CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH








BRAND: RARE COLLECTION ~ AUTHENTIC VINTAGE BWC 2 REGISTERS CHRONOGRAPH  GENTS WRISTWATCH
CIRCA: 1960's
MODEL: 2 REGISTERS CHRONOGRAPH
CRYSTAL: CLEAN ACRYLIC
MOVEMENT: SWISS BWC 17 JEWELS LANDERON CAK.248 CHRONOGRAPH MANUAL WINDING MOVEMENTS
DIAL: BLACK WITH WHITE SUB-REGS
HANDS: LUME GP METAL
MARKERS: RAISED LUMED BATON
CASING : GOLD PLATED TOP and STAINLESS STEEL BACK
MEASUREMENT: 34mm DIAMETER WITHOUT    CROWN AND 38mm LUG TO LUG
CROWN: ORIGINAL CROWN UNSIGNED. BOTTOM PUSHER LOST THE COVER BUT THE PUSHER IS STILL THERE AND FUNCTIONING
STRAP: GENUINE BLACK LEATHER BAND
DISCONTINUED MODEL... VERY RARE AND HARD TO FIND!
WORKING, GOOD CONDITION AND KEEPING TIME, ALL CHRONOGRAPH IS FUNCTIONING AND RESET TO ZERO.   
PRICE : USD500.00 (NEGOTIABLE)

BRIEF HISTORY OF BWC ( Buttes Watch Co.) WATCHES

BWC (Buttes Watch Company) is a small but important watch manufacturer. It was founded in 1924 by Mr. Arthur Charlet in his birthplace, Buttes, found in canton Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland.The company remains in existence and continues making its presence known with new watches. You can read all about BWC on their website: www.bwc-swiss.de

Charlet’s son-in-law, Mr. Edwin Volkart, took over the company in 1953 and continued to operate it with great attention until 1991. This period in BWC history is its most interesting, at least in regard to vintage chronographs. BWC made made good-quality watches in great stainless steel cases with movements from Lemania, Landeron (48,148,248) and Valjoux (7733, 7734)

Once of the reasons BWC survived the 'quartz crisis' would be its ability to quickly adapt to changing trends and fashions. There are many types of BWC watches in all kinds of shapes and colors, always produced with above-average quality. This high quality helps make BWC watches collectible.

After 1991, BWC's commercial activities were moved to Germany; there were also several changes in ownership. In 2004, BWC was successfully presented at Baselworld, and in 2009, BWC celebrated its 85th anniversary. Below is one of their recent models.

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