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Date/Report Number …..011313.FN21HY.04 Item GERMAN FIXED LUG *RADIUM DIAL 24 HOUR BUCHERER
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Description of item: VINTAGE WWII 1939 GERMAN FIXED LUG *RADIUM DIAL 24 HOUR BUCHERER 27 X 35 W/O CROWN *RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-LUMINOVA HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $765.00


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VINTAGE
WWII
1939
GERMAN
FIXED LUG
*RADIUM DIAL
24 HOUR
BUCHERER

27 X 35
W/O CROWN

*RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

WITH

BUCHERER
17 JEWEL
HIGH GRADE
GILDED
SUB SECONDS
MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

WITH

ORIGINAL
1935 - 1945
BROWN LEATHER
FIXED LUG
RECONDITIONED
WATCH STRAP

FITS UP TO 7 1/2

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AND

FREE
ONE YEAR
GSW
LIMITED
WARRANTY

WITH

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BUCHERER

Carl-Friedrich Bucherer opened his first watch and jewelry store in Lucerne, Switzerland, in 1888. In 1919 the first Bucherer watch collection.was unveiled. Soon, Bucherer would be called the "Tiffany's of Switzerland".  Even Rolex would  produce watches with BUCHERER printed on the dial.

Up until WWII actually became a World War, BUCHERER watches were sold in 6 major German cities. You will note that all information on BUCHERER during the war years have disappeared-as if they never existed? And though the story told to day by BUCHERER states that Carl-Friedrich Bucherer, a "Businessman and Industrialist ", opened his first store in 1888, there is not a sentence anywhere as to his or his families birth and/or works outside of the beginning up until 1920's and then after the war.

You will note that the BUCHERER name is well represented in prewar Germany and that BUCHERER was, and still is, a major Rolex and other watch and jewelry manufacturer's representative in Germany.

This rare BUCHERER watch that is being offered IS from a collection that has been 100% on the dollar as being WWII era military [GOV ISSUED AND PERSONAL] time pieces with history.

This WWII era BUCHERER is NOT a government issue nor have we discovered government issued BUCHERER watches, timers or other items built by the watch industry for the military.
Yet we have restored 25 BUCHERER watches that were positively owned by German Commissioned Officers or NON Commissioned  who served in WWII.

MAIN STORES

Switzerland:  Zermatt Basel Zürich  Bern Lausanne Locarno St. Moritz St. Gallen 
Germany:  Nürnberg München Berlin Frankfurt Hamburg Düsseldorf
Austria Wien    
France Paris

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THIS
BUCHERER
HAS A
STAINLESS STEEL CASE
AND
CROWN

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MATT BLACK DIAL

WHITE OUTLINED
AF LUMINOVA FILLED
&
RAISED NUMERALS


INNER WHITE
24 HOUR
MILITARY CHAPTER

WHITE OUTER MINUTE
CHAPTER RING


SUB-SECONDS REGISTER IN WHITE
WITH
WHITE SUB SECONDS HAND
WITH TAIL


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THIS
BUCHERER
ORIGINALLY HAD A *RADIUM DIAL

THE RADIUM
WAS
PROFESSIONALLY REMOVED
AND
REPLACED

WITH

AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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THOUGH
27 X 35 MM
WITH OUT CROWN
THIS GERMAN OWNED
STAINLESS STEEL

BUCHERER

IS SIZED TO MATCH
OR
EXCEED

THE GERMAN PARA WATCH

AS WELL AS

MANY MILITARY
WALTHAM
ELGIN
&
BULOVA

MEN'S WATCHES OF THE ERA

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SIGNED

BUCHERER
SWISS MADE

IT HAS IT'S ORIGINAL
GOLD COLOR HANDS

THAT WERE HALF PAINTED WITH RADIUM

I MUST SAY THAT LUMINOVA IS HARDER
TO PAINT ON HANDS THAN RADIUM!

[SUB SECONDS IS GOLD UNDER THE WHITE FINISH]

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THE SOLID STEEL CASE HAS
THE ORIGINAL PRESSED WIRE LUGS

AND

LARGE MILITARY STYLE
WINDING/SETTING CROWN

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THE CASE IS MACHINED STEEL

SO ARE THE LUGS
CASE BACK
AND
CRYSTAL BEZEL
IN
EXTRAORDINARY CONDITION
WITH
HARDLY ANY
DENTS NICKS OR DAMAGE

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CASE BACK HAS ORIGINAL TRENCH ART

TRENCH ART DEFINED AS ART, IMAGING. LETTERING
ACCOMPLISHED BY THE OWNER OF A TIME PIECE
DURING TIMES OF WAR OR MILITARY ENGAGEMENTS
WITHOUT ASSISTANCE
OF A
JEWELER, WATCH SHOP
OR
PROFESSIONAL ENGRAVER

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NOTE: IN COUNTRY VIETNAM WAR VETERANS USE OF VIETNAMESE
ENGRAVING SHOPS SUCH AS THOSE WHICH ENGRAVED ZIPPO LIGHTERS
MAY MEET THE CRITERIA OF TRUE TRENCH ART.

Denise bought Rock a book on Vietnam War Era Zippo Lighters.
WOW is it simply an awesome picture book of the war as told
from & through engravings accomplished in small Vietnam Mom and Pop
shops found in all of the Nam! They also sold tons OF Zippo Lighters
by allowing the GI to select from over 100 designs and Statements
and then combining them by use of an  inexpensive copy-graver.
The actual Engraving differed as to the finished product depending
on the experience of the Vietnamese graver. In any case, whether you were
in the bush or in one of many villages or cities of Vietnam
the Zippo could be found.. and even purchased and
customized for a few American dollars.

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THE ORIGINAL STRAP IS AWESOME

THOUGH IT HAS BEEN RECONDITIONED
IF YOU ARE GOING TO WEAR
THIS BUCHERER CONTINUALLY
WE RECOMMEND YOU INVEST IN A SECOND
VINTAGE STYLE NEW FIXED LUG STRAP
DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE STRAP
IS SURELY VALUABLE AND RARE

 

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NOTE THE METAL BAR HOLDERS

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HERE IT IS PUSHED OVER FIXED LUG

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HERE THE TWO KEEPERS ARE FOLDED OVER
WITH CONTACT CEMENT
THIS CEMENT CAN BE LIFTED

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ANOTHER SHOT OF OVER FLAP
BEFORE BEING PRESSED

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THE STRAP INSTALLED

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COMPLETE

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STEEL BUCKLE

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NOTE THE CUT OUT

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AS WE STATED
THIS STRAP IS IN AWESOME CONDITION

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THIS TIME PIECE IS SIMILAR IN SIZE TO THE

WWII
PARA
WYLER
BULOVA
WALTHAM
ELGIN

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CASE BACK HAS 1939
FATHER LAND
AND
OTHER VERBIAGE
AND
TRENCH ART
THAT MAY BE OFFENSIVE

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CENTER CASE
WITH
WELDED
PRESSED WIRE LUGS

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NOTE THE PRESSED WIRE IN THE LUGS
MADE MORE FOR MILITARY USE THAN CIVILIAN USE
ENABLED THE USE OF STRAIGHT THROUGH STRAPS
WITH NO SPRING BAR TO SNAP AND WATCH FALL OFF

USE OF WIRE/FIXED LUG STRAP WAS A PERSONAL CHOICE
RATHER THAN WHAT WOULD NORMALLY BE USED

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THE TWO MILITARY RELATED WATCHES
ROCK COMPLETED 6/21/13
THE BUCHERER ON RIGHT IS OFFERED HEREIN
THE WALTHAM ON ANOTHER OFFER

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VERY NICE
PERFECT ALL AROUND DESIGN
READY FOR HANDS


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STEEL BEZEL RING
WITH
SNAP-IN PLASTIC CRYSTAL

 


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BEFORE OVERHAUL

BUCHERER
17 JEWEL
SWISS MADE

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AFTER OVERHAUL

BUCHERER
17 JEWEL
SWISS MADE

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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