BWC is an old watch company founded in 1924 and still makes watches today, BWC stands for Buttes Watch Company as the founder (Arthur Charlet) was born in Buttes, Switzerland. The company is most known for its chronographs from the 70s featuring Lemania and Landeron movements and often bright colours, which was very fitting for the time.
Since 2003 BWC is owned by the German Pforzheim company Starck-Uhren, and since 2004 watches are manufactured in Biel Switzerland and Pforzheim Germany. Since 2006 the company Carl Engelkemper from Münster bought the sole distribution rights for Germany. BWC celebrated their 85 years anniversary in 2009.
Here we have a 1970s BWC Courage "Newman Dial" Manual Wound with a 34.5mm stainless steel case. Long tapered lugs with a lug to lug length of 41.5mm and a thickness of 11mm ensures a comfortable fit on the wrist. A thin bezel holds a domed crystal above a black dial. An outer minute track with Arabic numerals marks the hours. At 6 o’clock a small seconds register. Slender sword hands with luminescence tips complete the dial. Text is printed at 12 o’clock and above the small seconds. This style of dial is commonly seen on military watches, its simplicity and legibility are characteristic of those watches. On the reverse, a screw-down case back. Inside a Manually Wound ETA 7001, 17 jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. This movement has been in production since 1971 and was used in NOMOS watches from 1992 until 2005. The watch comes fitted on an 18mm leather strap.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with a well-suited leather strap. The watch is from Circa. 1970s and is sold in worn, vintage condition as you can see, signs of wear and age can be seen throughout. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof warranty.