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Vintage Art Deco Swiss 935 Silver Paste Ladies Wrist Watch, Serviced

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A charming ladies paste watch from the Art Deco era, circa 1930! This beautiful restored vintage watch is made of 935 silver case and band with a metal clasp at the back. The sleek rectangular face is surrounded with an elongated stylish Deco design which is lined with a combo of white & green p ...Read more
AUD $ 650.00

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A charming ladies paste watch from the Art Deco era, circa 1930! This beautiful restored vintage watch is made of 935 silver case and band with a metal clasp at the back. The sleek rectangular face is surrounded with an elongated stylish Deco design which is lined with a combo of white & green paste stones (imitating diamonds and emeralds!). A further two white paste stones accent the lugs of the watch. The elegant hinge linked band has an almost 'Eiffel Tower' look with a pyramidal tapered 1st link, and each of the ten band links are lined with dazzling white and green paste stones. Adding further Art Deco flair is the milled-edging which decorates the case and band links. An adjustable sized stainless steel hinged latch secures the bracelet watch.

The face of the watch is champagne-hued with black numerals and indices with blue oxidized hands reading the time. Marked with the brand "BUREN" and "SWISS MADE" to the bottom of the face. The Buren name stems back to 1898 in a little medieval town, Büren, at the river Aare in Switzerland; From 1899 to 1932, Buren was the Swiss watch factory of H Williamson Ltd, an English company. Williamson Ltd created the Buren Watch Company - ads in the 1920's proclaimed Buren to be the "The Perfect Watch" and boasted of the linking up of Swiss watch manufacturing with British enterprise. In 1966 Buren Watch Co was acquired by the Hamilton Watch co. Production came to an end in 1972. 

Inside the case, an intricate mechanical Swiss 15 jewel BUREN movement times the watch. A simple wind of the crown to kick-start the cogs is needed every time it's worn.

The watch has recently had a service, including a full movement o'haul, and light rejuvenation to the case and band. 

The length of the watch is slightly adjustable by around 1cm, measuring 15.50cm minimum to16.50cm maximum length - suiting a small to medium sized wrist.

In working order and ready to wear. A darling one-of-kind vintage timepiece for the lady with distinct taste!

*Whilst the vintage movement has had a full service, due to the older age of the watch we cannot guarantee accurate timing - it is typical for mechanical watches of this era to gain or lose 5- 10 minutes per day. 

Art Deco, circa 1930
935 Silver, metal case and & crown
Paste
"0.935" stamped to case back
18.91 grams
15.5cm- 16.5cm length, slightly adjustable by around 1cm
The condition of the working vintage watch is very good. Besides normal surface wear the watch presents in excellent condition for the near 100 year age! There are no paste stones missing and all appear original hand-set stones - some have time worn abrasions and or general wear & tear consistent with age (albeit only noticed under magnification). The movement currently works and comes with a 6 months guarantee. A lovely vintage timepiece ready to go!