|1930'S SWISS BUREN FRENCH PREWAR STEEL CASED 1930'S GLOSS
RADIUM DIALED 1930'S
18.00 MAIN SPRING
KEEPING DIAL AS IS WITH A RELUMINATION 20.00
I AM TORN HERE. ON ONE SIDE THIS ORIGINAL DIAL IS IN AWESOME CONDITION. THE ORIGINAL DEAD RADIUM THAT STILL CLICK A COUNTER, THOUGH NOT IN ANYWAY HARMFULL AT ALL, IS SIMPLY SUPER ALL THE WAY TO THE OUTER WHITE SWEEPS CHAPTER. THE FINISH IS GLOSS, WHICH MEANS PRE 1939/40. I MAY BE ABLE TO BRUSH LUMINOVA OVER RADIUM.
THE ABOVE SAYS IT ALL. A 7 JEWEL. DEFINITILLY A 1930'S. THOUGH RECALL THE MIMO THAT WAS PURCHASED BY HGERMANY IN 1936/7 IT ALSO WAS LOW JEWEL. 9 JEWELS TO BE CORRECT
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STAINLESS CASE IS EXCEPTIONAL
SCREW BACK FRENCH CASE MADE BEFORE WWII
CASE MADE IN FRANCE
ALL STAINLESS SAYS IT ALL
I REST MY CASE
BUREN GRANDPRIX 7 JEWELS 1936
MOVEMENT IS A 1936 SUB SECOND REGISTER
IN OTHER WORDS IT BEGAN AS A SUB SECONDS
By 1942, the sweep second hand watch had became "the" watch. Two of the major reasons were the Government issued U.S.A. A-11 hacking sweep seconds pilots watch and the sweep seconds watches in demand by Doctors, Medics and Nurses and other professionals.. The sweep second watch simply made the watch more than an instrument to "tell time"....
So, what did BRANDS do?
Did they re-tool and re-design new movements? NO!
They simply placed a hollow canon pinion that allowed a wheeled center shaft to protrude through the dial, mounted a second hand to it, and ran the combo with the very sub-seconds wheel they were eliminating...
Instead of the drive train turning the dial protruding shaft/pinion at 6 position connected to the tiny second hand, they mounted a large brass/alloy wheel on the opposite side of the shaft that now protruded through the bridge. That wheel turned a wheel on top of a NEW center "shaft' held in position be a new this jeweled bridge that went through a new HOLLOW center cannon pinion in the center of the movement that then protruded through the center of the dial where a new long sweep second hand attached; the idea being that one had a large second hand that went round in tune with the movement and the chapter ring so one could count, time & now even synchronize.
SET BRIDGE + LEVER FINE
AFTER CLEAN I GET HER RUNNING
A CLEAN + CHANGE MAIN SPRING