1970s BWC Courage Manually Wound "Panda" Dial
Ref: 803010

1970s BWC Courage Manually Wound "Panda" Dial
1970s BWC Courage Manually Wound "Panda" Dial
1970s BWC Courage Manually Wound "Panda" Dial
1970s BWC Courage Manually Wound "Panda" Dial
1970s BWC Courage Manually Wound "Panda" Dial
1970s BWC Courage Manually Wound "Panda" Dial
1970s BWC Courage Manually Wound "Panda" Dial
1970s BWC Courage Manually Wound "Panda" Dial
1970s BWC Courage Manually Wound "Panda" Dial
1970s BWC Courage Manually Wound "Panda" Dial
1970s BWC Courage Manually Wound "Panda" Dial
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Specification

Reference : 803010
Movement : Manually Wound AS 1130
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : Circa. 1970s
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness : 9mm
Lug to Lug : 41mm
Lugs :
 20mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 None
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

Points of Mention

This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original BWC box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with a 20mm leather strap. The watch is from Circa. 1970s and is in worn, vintage condition but overall very good, as seen from the photos. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.


The Watch

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. In 2006 the company Carl Engelkemper from Münster bought the sole distribution rights for Germany. BWC celebrated its 85 years anniversary in 2009.

Here we have a 1970s BWC Courage with a 35mm stainless steel case. The thick chamfer edged lugs curve over your wrist with a lug to lug length of 41mm and a case thickness of just 9mm ensures a comfortable fit. A thin bezel holds a domed crystal above a "Panda" Dial. An outer minute track has lume pips and applied batons marking the hours. At 6 o’clock a black square sub-seconds. Black baton hands complete this elegant understated dress watch. At 12 o’clock we have the BWC motif printed in black with “Swiss” and “Courage” printed underneath. On the reverse, a screw-down case back. Inside a Manually Wound AS 1130. The watch comes fitted on a suitable 20mm leather strap.


Personal Note

Easily one of my favourite from this week's drop and it's under £300! Watches like this are a true testament to the fact you don't have to spend a small fortune on a quality and great looking vintage watch, this ticks all those boxes and more and looks far more than the price tag would lead you to believe on the wrist! Snap this up before someone else does.