Tag: Buren

Service: Buren Grand Prix with Buren 1420 Movement

Another Buren Grand Prix on the workbench. I’ve had two close encounters with a Buren Grand Prix before. One of them even had the same movement, the Buren 1420.

This one is from the 1960s and in great condition. The case looks like new and it has the original signed crown. That’s the first time I’ve seen a signed crown on a Buren other than a micro-rotor one (Super Slender).

Sadly, it regularly stopped without an apparent reason and it didn’t keep accurate time. The amplitude was also much too low.

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Service: Buren Grand Prix cal. 410

I’ve had this Buren Grand Prix for a while. I think I bought it at an auction once to service and wear it.

It has a Buren 410 movement.

I like the weathered dial and the blued hands are a nice touch as well. Although I don’t often wear it, I decided to service it anyway.

Buren is one of those brands that are still under the radar and undervalued.

I’m sure that will end when people realize that they made quality watches with in-house movements. They mostly created dress watches with the occasional diver and chronograph. They were also one of the 12 manufacturers of the “Dirty Dozen“.

Of course, Buren will always be most famous for the Micro-rotor movement they created.

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Founder & editor of WahaWatches. I’ve been collecting watches for years. My favourite part is to pull them to bits.

Service: Buren Grand Prix

Buren is (still) one of those underrated brands.

  • Buren was a respectable Swiss brand that used in-house movements.
  • They were 1 of the manufacturers of the “Dirty Dozen“.
  • They invented the micro-rotor.

But somehow, the watches don’t receive much appreciation. Perhaps that will change in the future when people start looking for interesting brands to collect when others have moved out of reach.

This is a Buren Grand Prix with a Buren 1420 movement.

It needed a cleaning and fresh lubrication and the hour hand had lost all the lume, as you can see.

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