This seldom seen vintage Bucherer has a silver satin "T SWISS MADE T" signed dial that is in lovely but not perfect condition as it shows age-related wear. The original tritium on the dial and hands, which no longer emits a glow after being exposed to bright light, has aged to a warm golden buttermilk hue. The black world time bezel, which rotates freely bidirectionally, looks good. The all stainless steel case shows wear and bruising with no signs of oxidation. The outer edge of the case back is stamped "SWISS MADE WATERPROOF AUTOMATIC STAINLESS STEEL" with "6998" stamped in the center.
The quickset date function works flawlessly by manually rolling over a new date and then moving the hour hand repeatedly between the 21.5 and 24 hour marks until the desired date has been reached. After recently winding the sharply threaded non-screwdown crown 39 full revolutions the movement had an impressive power reserve of approximately 41 hours. Given the vintage nature of this watch and considering the movement's unknown service history (it has been well taken care of in the past as evidenced by the several watchmaker service markings seen on the inside of the case back) a complete overhaul is recommended.This watch measures approximately 36 mm excluding the crown, approximately 38.5 mm including the crown and approximately 18 mm between the lugs. Case thickness, measured from the bottom of the case back to the top of the bezel is approximately 7.5 mm.
Including the crystal case thickness measures approximately 10.5 mm. Although the movement runs strong and keeps accurate time given its unknown service history a complete overhaul is recommended. As such there are no warranties, express or implied, attached with the sale of this watch.
Vintage means old and while my personal belief is that old-school means better quality and workmanship, things can and do go wrong from time to time. Any servicing costs going forward are your responsibility.And please study the 12 high magnification pictures carefully as they are part of the description and serve as an accurate representation of the condition of this watch. The item "Vintage Bucherer World Time Diver withSilver Dial, Patina, All SS Case, Runs Strong" is in sale since Wednesday, April 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "savethetreestoday" and is located in Issaquah, Washington.
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