THIS PIECE IS READY TO WEAR EVERY DAY TIME PIECE
NOTE. CASABLANCA THE MOVIE
I RECENTLY WATCHED THE MOVIE AND HIJACKED SOME FRAMES. WOW, PLUM FULL OF FREE FRENCH MATERIAL. IMPORTANT THEME THROUGH OUT THE FILM. IN FACT THE FILM IS BASED ON THE “THEME” OF THE FREE FRENCH —WITH PROPS INCLUDING A RING WITH THE CROSS OF LORRAINE TO THE VERY OPENING WHERE A MAN SMUGGLING PAPERS/DOCUMENTS TO SMUGGLE THE KEY PLAYERS TO FREEDOM UNDER THE NOSES OF THE GESTAPO IS SHOT AND THE PAPERS FALL OUT OF HIS HAND SHOWING THEY ARE SAY FREE FRENCH BOLDLY ACROSS THEM… I WAS ABLE TO GET 13 PICS….WOW BOGART AND HIS LADY AND THE FREE FRENCH ALL IN ONE PIC! .
THE STRAP ATTACHED IS THE ROCK WWI/WWII CUSTOM HAND MADE AND STITCHED STRAP WITH ATTACHMENTS, THE STRAP SHOWN IN PIC ONE AT TOP ABOVE THE WWI/WWII IS A VINTAGE STRAP. PLEASE CONTACT ROCK BEFORE INVESTING. SIZE AVAILABILITY OF THESE STRAPS MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
THE 1 ST PIC WITH MULTIPLE SHOTS ARE FINAL PICS WITH BUFFING ROUGH CLEANED. SEEMS THE SHOTS IN OTHER PICS HAD LEFT OVER ROUGH FROM FINAL BUFF. HAPPENS ALL THE TIME DUH!! LOLOL
OVERHAULED, RESTORED, VINTAGE WWII FREE FRENCH SIGNED NURSE DOCTOR MEDIC BRAND IS BUCHERER
WRIST, BROACH, PENDANT
SWEEPS SECOND [RARE FOR TIME USUALLY HAD SMALL SECONDS AT BOTTOM]
CHAPTER TIMING PIECE –[FEW POCKET/PENDANT WATCHES HAD SWEEPS SECONDS UNTIL AFTER WWII]
AMAZING AND WONDERFUL FOR THE COLLECTOR DOCTOR, NURSE, CLINICAL WORKER.
NOTE THERE ARE 4 PAGES OF HISTORY THAT I CAN NOT PLACE HERE AND MORE IMAGES, THESE WILL BE IN YOUR APPRAISAL!!!!!
THE TWO BADGES ARE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE FREE FRENCH AND NURSING AS WELL AS AN ERA OF HOPE THAT THESE WOMAN PROVIDED. THE NURSE WAS A HARBINGER OF HOPE TO MANY, FROM 1900 TO 1950 THERE WERE NOT ENOUGH DOCTORS, SO THE NURSE WAS ALSO THE ONLY REPRESENTATIVE OF MEDICAL HOPE. BECOMING A NURSE WAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF ATTAINMENT FOR WOMAN. DURING THIS ERA. NURSES OF THE WORLD WERE OFTEN CALLED UPON TO DO THE WORKS OF A DOCTOR! SO, NOT ONLY IS THIS PIECE A WORK FUNCTIONAL ART, IT IS A SHOUT OF THE AGES OF WOMAN, OF HOPE, OF SOME FREEDOM AND PRIDE.
THE FREE FRENCH WOMAN NURSE WAS EVEN TWICE THAT OF ANY OTHER. OFTEN PERFORMED HER WORKS RIGHT UNDER THE NOSE OF THE GESTAPO, WORKING ALONG SIDE OF THE RESISTANCE AND EVEN CARRYING ARMS AND FIGHTING WHILE BEING THE ONLY “DOCTOR” IN THE PARTY OF FIGHTERS.
FROM ITALY TO GREECE TO NORTH AFRICA TO FRANCE TO GERMANY TO EASTERN EUROPE TO TURKEY AND EVERY OTHER PLACE IN BETWEEN WEEN.
SO SHOUT IT OUT FOR THE NURSE THAT GAVE HER [THERE WERE ALSO SOME HIMS ALSO] ALL.
WEAR IT WITH THE PRIDE OF WHOM YOU ARE AND WHOM YOU REPRESENT,
THIS BEAUTY WAS RE-BUILT AND IMPROVED BY THE ROCK. IT WILL NOT BE LONG BEFORE ROCK AND THE HANDFUL OF OTHERS WHOM RESTORE TO THE VERY BEST THAT CAN BE ATTAINED WITHOUT CHANGING THE TIME PIECE WILL NO LONGER BE AROUND. GRAB A BIT OF LIVING HISTORY….
YOUR TIME PIECE HAS:
SPECIAL SERVICES RAISED ILLUMINATED NUMERALS
FREE FRENCH CROSS
28 X 34 W/O CROWN
OF 150,000 IMAGES OF ROCK’S RESTORATIONS ONLINE 24/7, ONLY A HAND FULL ARE VINTAGE OR ANTIQUE LADIES NURSE/DOCTOR PENDANT, BROACH AND/OR WRIST TIME PIECES REPRESENTING NURSES. ALL, OF COURSE, WITH SWEEP SECONDS HANDS.
ROCK DECIDED TO UP LOAD TWO OF THOSE PAST TIME PIECES HERE. ONE A WWII RACINE GALLET, THE OTHER A WWI LANCET .
YOU WILL NOTE PRICES ARE BASE 898.00 ELSE WHERE.
THIS HAS A 20/30/40 40 INCH GOLD DURACLAD CHAIN
AN AWESOME 14K GOLD PENDANT/POCKET CONVERTER PATENTED IN 1912
[CONVERTS PENDANT & POCKET WATCHES INTO WRIST WATCH/WRISTLETS/ AND BROACH WATCHES]
THE COMPANY IS BUCHERER. A TOTALLY FAMOUS EXPENSIVE BRAND IN IT’S DAY
IT HAS A SWISS MOVEMENT WITH A HIGH FOR THE PERIOD SEVENTEEN JEWELS
WITH AWESOME INCABLOC SHOCK PROTECTION
THE DATE ca. 1940/45 BG Incabloc (AS 984/1187)
Features manual wind sweep second
Data 10.5”’, 17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 43h
THE VINTAGE RESTORED LADIES LEATHER CUFF STRAP WITH BADGES FITS UP 6 TO 7.5
CHAIN 20/30/40 INCH
ONE YEAR AWESOME GSW FULL WARRANTY
[DOES NOT PROVIDE INSURANCE COVERAGE ITEMS LIKE BREAKAGE/DROPPING INTO SINK USEFREE APPRAISAL TO INSURE]
ONLINE APPRAISAL WITH INFO TO INSURE WITH ALL PICS AND HISTORY LISTED HERE IN AND AS STATED IN GOOGLE LINKS
PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 6 WEEKS FOR APPRAISAL LINK !!!
FACTS CONCERNING SWEEP SECOND HANDS WWI -WWII.
THE FACT IS, 99% OF ALL POCKET WATCHES HAD A SUB-REGISTERS FOR SECOND HAND TIME READING ABOVE THE “6” OR NONE AT ALL.. THIS RARE POCKET WATCH IN REALITY IS LIKE A WRIST WATCH WITH A CORD. THEY WERE USED BY NURSES AND DOCTORS. IN FACT, EVEN THE SMALLER DESIGNS WERE USED BY MEN. AVERAGE WRISTWATCH SIZE FOR MEN DURING WWIIi WATCH SIZE? 29MM!
WHO WANTED A LARGE 60 TO 80 GRAM POCKET WATCH DANGLING ON THEIR NECK AS THEY MADE THEIR ROUNDS. HOUGH WRIST WATCHES WERE AVAILABLE, THOSE WITH EASY TO READ SWEEPS SECONDS WERE NOT AS COMMON EITHER.
THE COMPANY BUCHERER
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 exploited 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 as Items 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