A Swiss Bucherer pendant watch from the 1950s - originally known as 'cocktail watches' they are both elegant and practical. This is an excellent working example on a gorgeous original stick chain.
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The 17 jewel watch is a well rounded 'flattened ball' shape with perspex covers in a polished chrome bezel. The workings of the watch movement or mechanism are exposed to the back - ruby jewel pivot points are obvious and it's fascinating to watch the little wheels ticking away happily.
Size: .86 inch or 22mm diameter and approximately 13mm in thickness.
The chain: 28 inches or 71cm, original to the watch and attached with the classic little Bucherer fob clip. Elongated 'stick' links make this a very tactile and pretty chain. Shown on a life size torso in image #4.
Condition: Excellent. No issues to report; only mild surface wear to the lens - the watch has been very well cared for and is working well*, keeping good time. *The watch is mechanical and must be wound daily to keep time.
Bucherer made the BEST ball watches! I have a few of these watch pendants in my collection and wear them often. I find them fascinating, yet very practical and they are a true conversation piece. They are great for teachers as children love them.
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