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A FEW BUCHERER ROCK RESTORED. THE DIVE WAS PERHAPS ONE OF THE
RAREST BUCHERER WATCHES EVER MADE,. NOT THE ROLEX SPOON WITH
BUCHERER ON THE HANDLE. BUSCHERER WAS ALWAYS A TOP GRADE
WATCH COMPANY CATERING TO THEWEALTHY. NOTRE THE 1969 NURSE
PULSATION WATCH WITH DATE.
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WWII

FRENCH MILITARY & FREE FRENCH FORCE

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Flag of France

Standard of the Kingdom of France

Cross of Lorraine,symbol of Free French Forces.

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Free French Forces Adrian helmet with the Cross of Lorraine replacing the 1939-1940 French Republic "RF" emblem. Free French Naval ensign and French Naval Honour Jack. The French flag with the Cross of Lorraine, emblem of the Free French.

FREE FRENCH WWII

France, along with the United Kingdom, was one of the first participants in World War II after declaring war on Germany following its invasion of Poland in 1939. After the Phoney War from 1939 to 1940, the Germans conducted a brilliant campaign in the Low Countries and, in the Battle of France, managed to inflict defeat on the Allied forces. France formally surrendered to Germany and Italy—who invaded in late campaign—on 25 June 1940, and a collaborationist government, the French State, was established. On 18 June 1940, as an answer to Pťtain's own June 17 appeal to "cease the fight" and to obey him on the French national radio, Charles de Gaulle gave a memorable speech to the French people on the English speaking London emitting BBC Radio, telling them that "France has lost a battle, but France has not lost the war" (the battle of France and World War II respectively). De Gaulle did not recognize the legitimacy of the Vichy government and went on to found the Free France (La France Libre) as the true government of France.


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USE: DOCTOR - NURSE.

THE FACT IS 99% OF ALL POCKET WATCHES HAD A SUB-REGISTERS FOR SECOND HAND TIME READING ABOVE THE "6" OR NOR NONE AT ALL. THIS IS A RARE POCKET THAT IN REALITY IS LIKE A WRIST WATCH WITH A CORD. THEY WERE USED BY NURSES AND DOCTORS. IN FACT, EVEN THE SMALLER DESIGNES WERE USED BY MEN. AVERAGE WRISTWATCH SIZE WAS 30... . WHO ACTUALLY WANTED A LARGE 60 TO 80 GRAM POCKET WATCH DANGLING ON THEIR NECK AS THEY MADE THEIR ROUNDS. AND THOUGH WRIST WATCHES WERE AVAILABLE, THOSE WITH EASY TO READ SWEEPS SECONDS WERE NOT AS COMMON EITHER. 

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READY TO WEAR
OVERHAULED
RESTORED

VINTAGE

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WWII
FREE FRENCH
SWISS MADE
SIGNED


NURSE DOCTOR MEDIC
BUCHERER

SWEEPS CHAPTER

[POCKET/PENDANT  WATCHES DID NOT HAVE SEEPS SECONDS UNTIL AFTER WWII]
RAISED ILLUMINATED NUMERALS
ILLUMINATED HANDS FREE FRENCH  CROSS

UPDATE

ROCK DECIDED TO OFFER THIS WWII NURSE/MEDIC/DOCTOR SWEEP SECONDS POCKET WATCH WITH A RARE 14K GOLD WATCH SNAP HOLDER, PATENTED JUNE 23, 1912 . IT WAS MADE TO CONVERT POCKET WATCHES INTO PENDANT  AND WRISTELET WATCHES. YOU CAN WEAR ON LEATHER STRAP OR SNAP IT OUT TO WEAR AS PENDANT!

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WITH
AS 984/1187
17 JEWEL
INCABLOC
INTEGRATED SWEEPS
SHOCK PROTECTED
MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT

28 X 34 MM
W/O CROWN

AND

GOLD DURACLAD
40 INCH CHAIN


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In 1888, his name rapidly became a synonym for quality and originality after Carl Friedrich Bucherer opened a jewelry and watch shop in Lucerne.  His two sons would follow Carl into the business. one as a watchmaker the other a goldsmith. That combination of  artistic skills would soon be reflected in the form of fine watches.

In 1919, Art-Deco-inspired ladies’ watches from were a revolution in design. Carl Friedrich Bucherer  one of the first to focus on the wristwatch, insured an innovation at the time. Bucherer watches set with jewels and presented in wonderful octagonal case pushed the term Art Deco watches into the public domain. Bucherer   conquered the world of ladies’ wristwatches. Their Dazzling ladies’ watches were a dominant feature of the 1920s.

With masterpieces, like the  platinum watch with a case and bracelet set with 170 diamonds, further exploied their market. During the 1930s, unusual case shapes became fashionable. Such as the Bucherer  silver brooch watch in the form of a horse-drawn carriage set with marcasite.


The 1950s and 1960s  combined elegance with functionality and sophisticated design. Bucherer chronographs with a dial that was perfected with practical indications such as a tachymeter scale were innovative. The 1950's may have been the greatest decade due to the fact Bucherer watches did more than simply show the time; they became a reflection of the personality of the wearer. For ladies, watches were created astems of jewelry, with dials hidden behind covers in the shape of blooming flowers.


In the 1970's the technological highlight was the “Archimedes”: combined with a world time mechanism, this diver’s watch was ahead of its time. Bucherer invested in the development of the legendary Beta 21 quartz movement. In 1970, the first ever Swiss quartz watch bore the Bucherer name on its dial. Made of stainless steel, its glowing orange index marks were the  of time.

Gold watches formed part of the Bucherer collections. For the ladies’ watches, the dials were set into white gold bracelets and decorated with diamonds. For the 100-year jubilee in 1988, the watchmakers at Bucherer designed a pocket-watch, very much in the style of the year in which the company was founded. And in doing so they demonstrated that mechanical skills still play a dominant role in the manufacture of watches, right up to the present day.

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FREE FRENCH

THE PERFECT TIME PIECE FOR A DOCTOR, NURSE, CARE GIVER OR COLLECTOR,  ESPECIALY A FRENCH HISTORY/MILITARY COLLECTOR.

IF YOU ARE LIKE ME, AND ARE FASCINATED BY HISTORY, THIS BUCHERER IS AWESOME

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A DURACLAD CHAIN CAN BE SHORTENED. IT IS NOW 40 INCHES. OR A 20 INCH LENGTH

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1939-1943

THE FRENCH MILITARY & FREE FRENCH FORCE
NOTE AFTER WWII "FREE FRENCH" 
REMAINED MORE THAN WORDS

ONLY THOSE WHOM HAD BECOME FREE FRENCH
WERE BESTOWEDWITH THE RIGHT TO CALL THEMSELVES

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France and the United Kingdom were the first to declare war after Germany invaded Poland in 1939. In a lightening, successful campaign from the Low Countries to the  Battle of France, Germany inflicted defeat on the Allied forces [FRANCE-BRITIAN-BELGIUM].

France surrendered in June of 1940 and formed a collaborating government -- headed by  P√©tain -- titled "The French State" and known as the Vichy government.

Right after the French Government surrender,Pétain went on French National Radio to appeal to units still battling the Germans to obey him and "cease the fight".

Within days of Pétain's speech, Charles de Gaulle, a French officer who would become a Free French Brigadier General and then French President after the war, with the backing of Winston Churchhill, gave what would become a historical speech to the French people on BBC Radio. De Gaulle focused on bolstering French pride by informing his fellow citizens that "France has lost a battle, but France has not lost the war".

 

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THIS 1912 TO 1818 SNAP HLDER IS SECURE. YET IT IS SIMPL
TO REMOVE IF YOU WANT TO WEAR WITH THE INCLUDED CHAIN. AS

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VINTAGE RESTORE STRAP INCLUDED

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AWESOME, WWII, FREE FRENCH, BUCHERER, CHAIN, STRAP, HOLDER

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Once again, with backing of Winston Churchill, he formed both the Free France Government (La France Libre) and the Free French Forces [NOTE: PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND STALIN DID NOT HAVE ANY CONFIDENCE IN NOR DID THEY BACK DE GAUL- YET DE GAUL WOULD TRYUMPH.]

The Free French forces included soldiers rescued from Dunkirk as well as units of the Foreign Legion. Free French Generals recruited additional Free French forces from the French Colonial Empire. They chose French Nationals & Natives from tropical African colonies. French Algeria and Moroco supplied men from their native populations. Senegal in French West Africa provided conscripts. Even Tahitians were recruited and served with distinction.

With Allied success in the French Colonial strong-hold of North Africa, the Free French troop strength grew. De Gaulle rallied of the Army of Africa and pursued the fight against the Axis in multiple campaigns until the Free French Forces would have the opportunity to participate in the invasion of Italy and assist in the occupation of France and Germany.

In fact, the battles fought during WWII in Italy included *120,000 French Colonial Forces that made history and were, in many cases, the major difference in the defeat of the Germans in Italy. 1/4 of the forces died or were injured, 2000 went missing in action.  . 

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Capitaine de corvette Thierry d'Argenlieu

Georges Thierry d'Argenlieu was a priest, diplomat and French Navy officer and important co-founder and leader in the Free French Goverment & Forces. Eventually he became an  admiral in charge of French Colonial Administration in Indochina.

It was  Georges Thierry d'Argenlieu who suggested the adoption of the Cross of Lorraine as a symbol of the Free French, both to recall the perseverance of Joan of Arc, whose symbol it had been, and as an answer to the Nazi swastika.

In July 1940, Vice Admiral √‰mile Muselier, chief of the naval and air forces of the Free French, created the bow flag displaying the French colors with a red cross of Lorraine, and a cockade, which also featured the cross of Lorraine

On 23 October 1944, the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union officially recognized De Gaulle's Free French as the provisional government of France; which would become the Fourth Republic in 1946.

The French, both free and collaborating, had 1,250,000 troops in 10 divisions when the war ended in May of 1945. During the course of the war, French military losses totaled 212,000 dead, of which 92,000 were killed through the end of the EUROPEAN campaign of 1940, 58,000 from 1940 to 1945 in other campaigns, 24,000 lost while serving in the French resistance, and a further *38,000 lost while serving with the German Army.

 

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3 PART CASE IN FINE TO MINT CONDITION

THE CASE IS IN SUPERB CONDITION
ELECTRO CLEANED
BUFF FINISHED

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HANDS ARE STAINED FROM WORKING THE CASES ANS TWO STRAPS
ROCK GET EMAILS ALL THE TIME FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO IDEA
AFTER COMPLETING THIS STRAP. 6 HOURS. THE BUFFING, CUTTING COMPOUNDS
HIGH HEAT FROM THE BUFFER,3500 TO 7500 RPM. MAKES THE RESIDUE NEAR PERMANENT FOR SEVERAL WEEKS. AFTER USING ALL THESE CLEAMNERS
NOTE LOWER RIGHT. THAT DEMONSTRATS THE FACTS. RATHER THE STAINS
THAN WEARING GLOVES. YOU HAVE TO FEEL THE WORK

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AFTER USING EVERYTHING! IT TAKES WEEKSTO REMOVE

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Postwar

To settle disputes over the Free French heritage, the French government issued an official definition of the term. Under this "ministerial instruction of July 1953" (instruction ministérielle du 29 juillet 1953), only those who served with the Allies after the Franco-German armistice in 1940 and before 1 August 1943 may correctly be called "Free French".

French forces after July 1943 are therefore correctly designated as the "forces of Liberation". This article also includes the activities of French forces after 1942, in order to maintain continuity.

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NOTE HOLD DOWN

HOLDOWN GOES THROUGH DEVICE

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HERE BEFORE LOCKING

HERE LOCKED

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SLIP BUCHERER INTO BOTTOM OF HOLDER THEN SNAP THE TOP DOWN

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LOCKED DOWN YOU CAN SET TIME AND WIND

YOU MAY USE THE CHAIN ALSO

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REILLUMINATED WITH AF LUMINOVA

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HOW IT BECAME:

I HAD A   MINTY RARE FREE FRENCH POCKET WATCH, MOVEMENT AND DIAL WITH THE DURACLAD CHAIN. I NEEDED A STEM, CROWN, AND THE CRYSTAL BEZEL, SO I INVESTED IN A PARTS WATCH. WALLAH! AFTER 2 YEARS IT IS COMP;ETED

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BEFORE OVERHAUL

GLASS CRYSTAL INSTALLED & SEALED
WITH UV CEMENT
CURED FOR 24 HOURS UNDER UV LIGHT

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AFTER STRAP REPAIR

WARRANTY

I DID OT ARGUE WITH MYSELF WHEN I INVESTEDIN TWO WATCHES TO COMPLETE ONE  - PLUS SHIPPING FOR A PARTS WATCH -- THE STEM CROWN AND CRYSTAL BEZEL HAD TO BE FOUND.. A TWO YEAR JOURNEY.. BUT  KNOWING I HAVE EXTRA PARTS THAT CAB COME IN HANDY IF WARRANTY WORK IS EVER REQUIORED MADE IT RIGHT


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FINAL COSTS

SO, IT IS HARD TO ARGUE ABOUT PRICE. COSTS WERE CONSIDERABLE. AND YOU NEVER EVER PAY THE TRUE VALUE. ALL WE USUALLY RECEIVE IS OUR STANDARD FEES AS IF IT WERE YOUR WATCH WE WERE RESTORING.

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3 PART CASE IN FINE TO MINT CONDITION

THE CASE IS IN SUPERB CONDITION
ELECTRO CLEANED
BUFF FINISHED

AFTER OVERHAUL

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STRAP/CHAIN

THE 40 INCH CHAIN MEANS THIS BUCHERER CAN BE WORN AROUND THE NECK OR AS A POCKET WATCH, "

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THIS
FREE FRENCH

BUCHERER
IS WINDERFUL



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THE BALE WAS NOT TESTED

CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN
ca. 1940/45
BG Incabloc
(AS
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SWISS SEVENTEEN JEWELS
INCABLOC SHOCK PROTECTION

Features
manual wind
sweep second

Data
10.5''', Dm= 23.3mm, Do= 23.7mm
H= 4.9mm
F= 1.1mm
15-17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 43h


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CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT 
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A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY ON WATCH AND TIMER

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