Information required on Buren Watch

PowerClocks

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This is a bit early to be asking as I do not have the watch yet but I was wondering if there is someone in the membership that recognizes this model of Buren Wristwatch (pictured) I do not have a rear view and I was thinking of tidying it up as a daily vintage workhorse, any assistance appreciated. approx year of manufacture, is it a Hamilton Buren, Model designation? These are the best pics I have at the moment. As can be seen it is a real basket case.
GJP

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John Runciman

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usually unless somebody comes along and proves otherwise to really identify your watch you need to see the movement. That means the back has to come off.
 

Dave T

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If you search ebay for Buren WWII military, etc. You will see many examples.

I'd be curious about the case. It appears to be base metal with a lot of pitting. Not sure how well it would clean up.
 

PowerClocks

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I received it today, it is not a stunner but it has its oddities, The black dial common in Military Watches though there are no Military Markings, the Lume has fallen from the Arabic numbers, there is Lume on the Minute and Hour Hands

There was an inner cover/shroud for the movement probably as a secondary protection for the movement, the dial is marked Waterproof so I am guessing it was added to help prevent water incursion and then the unusual feature being centre seconds sweep hand I have seen this type without a bridge in just a few very early Longines Weems Watches.

The Movement is Marked Grand Prix 17 Jewels, I did take as careful look and the dial is not marked Grand Prix, only the movement is thus marked, it is running strong, Mvt is fully signed.

The case is in very poor condition and I may look for a better case on eBay to re case it if I can not get a result with careful cleaning, does anyone know the serial number sequence so I can approximately date this watch? No. 190980

All the best to the watch collecting world and thank you for any information you might be able to supply.

GJP

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