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Serviced Vintage 1970's BWC Military Chronograph 7733 Watch Panda Tropical Dial

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The Buttes Watch Company (BWC) was found in 1924 by Mr. Arthur Charlet, in his birthplace, Buttes (Canton Neuchâtel). The “Val de Travers”, an aesthetic high-lying valley in Switzerland nearby the French border, is well known for watchmakers in the 18th Century. After the economic crisis in 1923 which Switzerland was also oppressively affected, he founded courage to pioneer as a watch manufacturer. From this time on the BWC-Swiss was the only used trade mark in Europe and in English speaking countries. It is also registered as a world-wide trademark.

In the course of re-organization in 1999, BWC-Swiss was integrated in the newly founded Maddox AG in Pforzheim, Germany. In 2009 the BWC celebrates the 85th anniversary. 85 years of continuous history, in which the BWC has acquired an excellent reputation among retailers and watch enthusiasts and specialists.

Having a love for complications and complicated watches, makes me love Chronograph watches. At first two register chronograph for simplicity of the dial and providing chronograph functionality for the most. Then the three-register chronograph for the complication of movement and the history of the movements, like of the iconic Omega Ref. 321, Ref. 861 (used in famous moon landing), Zenith El Primero, Venus mostly used in Breitlings, Landeron, and one of the most well-known movement makers Valjoux. With their famous Valjoux 72 put in the vintage Rolex Pre Daytona’s and of course the big dog Patek Philippe reference 2499 using Valjoux 88 my favorite which sold in auction for $3.30 Million in 2018.  I also love the Heuer Caliber 11 first micro automatic chronograph movement with date.

A Chronograph is simply a watch that combines the function of a stopwatch with a timekeeping display watch, by utilizing an independent sweep second hand. Chronographs often have complications on the face of the watch which can be used to record different time measurements, moon cycles, heart rate and more. Chronographs have usually have a separate buttons to stop, start, and reset (unless it is an monopusher) the stopwatch complication, with the start button typically at the two and four o’clock position.

The name Chronograph is derived from the Greek words ‘Chronos’ – the personification of time – and ‘graph’, meaning to write. The first modern Chronograph was created in 1816 by French watchmaker, Louis Moinet. Invented solely for use in union with astrological equipment,Moinet’s Chronograph could measure time accurate to 1/60th of a second – an unrivaled degree of precision at the time of its creation.


This is a beauty military style. It is very rare to find a watch this old in this condition, with beautiful Tropical panda dial. Defiantly a collector watch. Please look at all the pictures, as they are part of the description. The watch is working and Serviced. This is a highly collectible watch. Very few left with this rare movement. Sure, to increase in value overtime, and a great addition to your collection. The condition of the watch is the same as it appears in the photos.   The watch is working and is part of our new Certified Pre-Owned CPO Program.  Contact me if you have any questions first.


 

 

SPECIFICATION

Case

Stainless Steel Case and Case Back. With some marks and dings 

Case Size

  36,00 mm without the crown and  43,00 Lug to Lug

Case Back

Stainless steel cover signed. Screw Back. Please note case back in most cases is not fully tighten.

Crown

UnSigned

Crystal

Acrylic Some Scratches, small ding at 6 O'Clock

Bezel:

None. Inner Tachymeter,

Dial:

This a beautiful Tropical Panda dial with white outer ring Tachymeter and silver writings, which is rare. Luminous hands & indices dial, Swiss made Mark, with two register chronograph. Hands show some wear. Shows light patina, with tropical looks. Please see picture for more detail.

Complication

Seconds, Chronograph, Tachymeter.

Movement

Manual-winding Valjoux 7733 

Movement Notes

Just inspected and in great shape. Fully Serviced and Overhauled. Come with a Service Warranty!  Please see pictures and as some old movements don't have a very clear marking. Movement is running. Keeps great time see below time testing. Pushers nice and lite to touch. 

Strap

Genuine Leather  Lug Size: 18 mm      Please see picture.

Box

Come with Generic Box

Reference #

NA 

Made in

Switzerland

Water Resistance

No. Please pressure test before water use.

Service Level

  1   2017      (Please see Tab below for details)

Timing Test **

-9s/day  In-House Time Test Results (See Service Level Tab)**

Certified Pre-Owned

Passed 25-point inspection. Please see tab below for details.

Warranty

NA (Please see Tab below for details)

Notes:

All watch functions tested and operable. Circa 1970's

 

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