BWC 70s | VINTAGE CHRONOGRAPH | VALJOUX 72
by BWC SWISS
Very rare and sporty gentleman chronograph in 'panda style' and with legendary Swiss movement, 1970
BWC SWISS | CHRONOGRAPH WITH 3 REGISTERS | 36.5MM (38MM WITH CROWN) | HAND WINDING | BLACK PANDA STYLE DIAL | VALJOUX 72 | 1960s | SWITZERLAND
From a technical point of view, the BWC SWISS works flawlessly and has recently been overhauled: (288 °; +8s / d).
The Swiss manufacturer BWC (Buttes Watch Co.), founded by Arthur Charlet in Buttes (Canton Neuchâtel) in 1924, is known for producing inexpensive mechanical watches of high quality. At that time, the focus was still on the manufacture 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 was involved in watchmaking in Fleurier. He registered the brand name BWC 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 running of the business in 1953, and that's when the company really took off, focusing on chronographs like this one. 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 city of Pforzheim in Germany. The first customer in 1924 was Reinhold Reeck.
Initially, the focus of production was on pocket watches of all designs for the German market at that time. In addition to Germany, the 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 as far as Greece and Turkey. The main overseas markets were the USA, Cuba and Canada.
Buttes Watch Co. recognized the trend towards wristwatches early on and began producing them in 1930. The calibres FEF-Peseux and FHF were mainly used for these watches. A qualitatively new era began in 1938 with the use of the AS 1130 caliber, which later acquired the highest quality reputation in all countries involved in World War II. Even today, watches with this caliber are called "Wehrmacht watches". This movement was later replaced by the UT 6380 caliber.
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