Unused or N.O.S (New old stock) wristwatches are perhaps the most desired and collectable watches among all those available. This is perhaps because they are untouched and in the same condition they would have been back in the day! This watch has a beautifully designed dial with unusual spear tip style markers and mixed stylish arabic numerals The dial is perfectly symetrical and shouts 1950s in design. Buren in house manual caliber with 17 jewels. the first to be worn and what an opportunity. Buren a well established swiss company also made watches for the British Army. These watches began being manufactured and issued to the British Forces in early 1945.
Buren Watch Company was founded in 1898 in the Swiss town of Buren an der Aare, Bern Switzerland. Owned by H.Williamson Ltd from 1916 they used Buren Watch.Co on their timepieces. During the 1929 stock market crash the company closed and was bought out by English and Swiss management who changed the name to Uhrenfabrik Buren AG. In 1966 the company was sold to the Hamilton Watch Company. Hamilton production was moved to Switzerland from the US. The Buren/Hamilton company then became part of the SSIH Group in 1971 later in 1983 becoming the Swatch Group. Sadly in 1972 Buren was sold with all assets. Today the brand name is owned by the Swiss Watches Editions in Hamburg manufacturing timepieces using old movements and ETA. Also famous for making micro rotor automatic calibers.
What we think
once in a while lesser known special watches come along in unused condition. They also do not break the bank and this is one of them. Great Swiss heritage , Precision Swiss engineering and fantastic design! All this and new old stock.
Age : 1941/1950
Specific Age : 1940s
Case Size : 33mm
Case Thickness :
Lug to Lug :
Lugs : 17mm
Condition : New old stock (Unused)
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel back Chrome front
Service History : Our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty