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 Surfboard Dial Chronograph Valjoux 7733 with a 36.5mm chrome case. Long straight lugs with a lug to lug length of 43.5mm and a thickness of 13mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. Down the right side, we have the chronograph pushers and a crown in the center. A flat bezel holds a domed crystal above a blue dial. Around the outer edge, you have a Tachymeter, the minute track has long baton indexes coated in luminescence marking the hours. Inside the white surfboard shape, the bi-compax chronograph is made up of at 3 o’clock a 30-minute register with blue and yellow accents followed by at 9 o’clock the small seconds register with a blue accent. Long sword hands with luminescent tips alongside a white chronograph second hand. The combination of colours and the unusual surfboard design make this watch stand out from the crowd. On the reverse, a screw-down case back. Inside a Manually Wound Valjoux 7733, 17 jewels, 18,000 beats per hour and 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 black leather strap. The watch is from Circa. 1970s and is sold in worn, vintage condition as you can see, but overall very fair for its age. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.