Bucherer "Silverstone"?

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    Bucherer "Silverstone"?

    Hello folks! I was able to acquire a nice example of a Heuer Silverstone clone with Lemania 5100 movement. I'm not sure what they call this Bucherer model, or the year it was made.
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    Hope someone can help enlighten me with the details of this watch. TIA

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    Re: Bucherer "Silverstone"?

    Nice watch. I've seen these in Lemania, Meylan, Heuer and Bucherer form. However I'm not sure all of them used the 5100. I think some used a slightly simpler version of that movement with a lower beat frequenzy, but I'm not sure on that one. I know that at least the Heuer's could be had with a dark grey dial but mostly you see them with this clear blue dial.

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    Re: Bucherer "Silverstone"?

    Wow, looks like a beast, whats the case size?
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    Re: Bucherer "Silverstone"?

    very nice looking watch
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    Re: Bucherer "Silverstone"?

    I suspect that this is one of those cases where the vendor insisted that the maker put his (the vendor's) logo on the dial rather than his own (the maker's). Nice watch!

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    Re: Bucherer "Silverstone"?

    Quote Originally Posted by derids View Post
    Wow, looks like a beast, whats the case size?
    Its 40mm w/o crown and 15mm thick.

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    Re: Bucherer "Silverstone"?

    Here are the siblings I found over the net:





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    Re: Bucherer "Silverstone"?

    I am not sure how these watches were made. It is possible a casemaker produced this case for the Lemania caliber and all these folks bought them. But I know Bucherer in this era always bought from an assembler... maybe the others did too. (Heuer often did... and also served as an assembler for others.)

    The Lemania 5100 line is, from a functional view, about the best you can get. The central minutes makes actual timing fairly easy. No need to squint and read (or misread!) a small subdial. Aside from an ETA quartz chrono line, I have noticed no others using it.
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    Re: Bucherer "Silverstone"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    I am not sure how these watches were made. It is possible a casemaker produced this case for the Lemania caliber and all these folks bought them. But I know Bucherer in this era always bought from an assembler... maybe the others did too. (Heuer often did... and also served as an assembler for others.)

    The Lemania 5100 line is, from a functional view, about the best you can get. The central minutes makes actual timing fairly easy. No need to squint and read (or misread!) a small subdial. Aside from an ETA quartz chrono line, I have noticed no others using it.
    Thanks for the insight Eeeb. I agree that the chronograph is much easier to read with the central minute hand. What I like about the design is that all orange hands pertain to for the chronograph function works, while all the white hands pertain to the regular watch function.

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    Re: Bucherer "Silverstone"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joaqs View Post
    Thanks for the insight Eeeb. I agree that the chronograph is much easier to read with the central minute hand. What I like about the design is that all orange hands pertain to for the chronograph function works, while all the white hands pertain to the regular watch function.
    I have never understood why more makers don't color code their hands. It too is very useful.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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