BWC | CHRONOGRAPH FLYBACK 1940s
from BWC SWISS
An interesting original chronograph with a beautiful patina from a famous Swiss manufacturer, 1940s
# BWC SWISS
# 2-REGISTER CHRONOGRAPH
# 3 PUSHER FLYBACK
# KAL. LANDERON 47
# ORIGINAL SIGNED ON DIAL AND MOVEMENT
# 35MM (37.7MM WITH CROWN)
# HAND DRAWING
# SILVER DIAL WITH TACHYMETER
# 40S | SWITZERLAND
Technically, this chronograph works flawlessly and has been revised by our watchmaker.
This BWC Swiss is in very nice condition and shows no signs of wear. There are no deep scratches, dents or similar, the glass is scratch-free. Please use the high-resolution images for reference.
The Swiss manufacturer BWC (Buttes Watch Co.), founded in 1924 by Arthur Charlet in Buttes (Canton Neuchâtel), is known for producing inexpensive mechanical watches of solid quality. At that time, the focus was still on the production of pocket watches. In 1953, the founder's father-in-law, Edwin Volkart, took over the company. BWC has been owned by the Pforzheim company since 2003 Starck watches, and since 2004 watches have been manufactured in Biel and Pforzheim with a new concept.
The Buttes Watch Co. was founded around 1901 by "Henri" Alexandre Jeannin-Rosselet in Buttes Canton Neuchâtel. Before that he worked in Fleurier with clock production. He registered the BWC brand name in 1905. In 1924 Arthur Charlet took over the company in his birthplace. He was also involved in the Charlet Bilat & Co company. Charlet's son-in-law Edwin Volkart took over the management in 1953, and that's when the company really took off and focused on chronographs like these. The company used Lemania, Landeron and Valjoux movements.
From the beginning, the history of the Buttes Watch Co. was linked to the gold and watch town of Pforzheim in Germany. The first customer in 1924 was Reinhold Reeck.
Initially, the focus of production was on pocket watches of all designs at that time for the German market. In addition to Germany, Buttes Watch Co. opened up other markets in England, Spain, Poland and Hungary. Later the sales area was extended to the most important countries in Europe up to Greece and Turkey. Overseas, USA, Cuba and Canada were the main markets.
The Buttes Watch Co. recognized the trend towards wristwatches early on and began producing them from 1930 onwards. The calibers FEF-Peseux and FHF were mainly used for these watches. A qualitatively new era began in 1938 with the use of the caliber AS 1130, which later acquired the highest quality reputation in all countries involved in World War II. Even today, watches with this caliber are referred to as "Wehrmachtsuhr". This movement was later replaced by the UT 6380 caliber.
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