Vintage Bucherer 800 Silver & Marcasite Ladies Swiss Pendant Watch Brooch, 17 Jewels, Runs! #c858

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Vintage Bucherer 800 Silver & Marcasite Ladies Swiss Pendant Watch Brooch, 17 Jewels, Runs! #c858
This marvelous retro brooch watch was created by the Carl F. Bucherer company of Switzerland, which was founded in 1888. They are one of the oldest luxury watchmakers and are still operating today with the 3rd generation of family members.

The watch brooch is comprised of 800 silver. The watch has a 17 jewel movement and features bubble glass crystals on both sides, the front side revealing the face of the watch and the back side allowing views of the internal watch movement. The dial of the watch is white with silver hands and numbers that are rendered in a stick style. The center of the watch case and each edge are encrusted with sparkly marcasites, giving it wonderful visual interest when viewed from the sides. The crown is present, winds properly and pulls out to set the time. The watch is running and kept time well when tested. The watch is suspended from a bow-topped brooch that is also decorated with marcasite stones. Three marcasite studded circles hang down from the bow and hide a clip on the back that holds the watch. The circles articulate so the watch can be easily read when worn. The bow has a pin back to pin the watch on clothing. The watch can be detached from the brooch and worn on a chain if desired. The brooch can also be used to hold other charms, pendants or lockets, making this a fantastic multi-use piece. It's a stunning vintage timepiece!

The watch and brooch together measure about 2 1/8 inches long and 1 1/4 inches wide. The watch by itself is approximately 13/16 inch in diameter. The brooch is signed and hallmarked "800" and "CB" for Carl Bucherer. The watch dial is signed with the old Bucherer logo and "Bucherer 17 Jewels". The watch movement is also marked "Bucherer" and "17 Jewels". The combined weight of the pieces is 14.1 grams.

This is such a fine vintage timepiece! It's beautiful, highly collectible and would make a great addition to a vintage watch collection. The potential to wear the piece in different configurations and its ability to be used to hold other charms, pendants or lockets makes it as versatile as it is beautiful. The watch and brooch are in excellent vintage condition. As mentioned previously, the watch winds and ran well when tested. The only issue I could find with the piece is three marcasite stones that are missing from the watch, one on one side and two on the other side (see photo #7). This is not really noticeable when the watch is worn, but the stones could be easily replaced if desired. It's such a fabulous find!

SIGNED: WATCH-LOGO, BUCHERER & 17 JEWELS ON THE DIAL AND BUCHERER & 17 JEWELS ON THE MOVEMENT AND BROOCH-800 AND CB ON THE BACK 

SIZE: WATCH ONLY-APPROX 13/16 INCH DIAMETER AND WATCH & BROOCH-APPROX 2 1/8 INCHES LONG AND 1 1/4 INCHES WIDE

WEIGHT: 14.1 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, VINTAGE PRE-OWNED CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE. THREE MARCASITE STONES ARE MISSING ON THE WATCH BUT COULD BE EASILY REPLACED. THE WATCH RAN AND KEPT GOOD TIME WHEN TESTED. DUE TO ITS AGE, I CANNOT GUARANTEE IS WILL RUN WITHOUT ADDITIONAL CLEANING/SERVICING. 

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