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    Buren Grand Prix Super Slender microtor

    Today's little parcel:



    The case is a bit worn and the crown needs replacing, but the dial is astonishingly clean. The case was filthy; hence the strip down.


    The movement is marked 1000, and has 21 jewels:

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...swk&Buren_1000

    Given as 1957 - 1962.

    Unlike later microtors, there is a distinctive little clamp on the rotor itself.





    Got it for £58, which I feel was good value.

    That's all folks.
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    Re: Buren Grand Prix Super Slender microtor

    Do you service all these gems?

    This looks to be in great shape... another nice find!
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    I don't do servicing myself - yet. At present, I have 4 watches in with 2 different watchmakers. I do like to have the better quality ones that I want to keep indefinitely serviced, but its not cheap.

    The 'under a tenner' ones are not (economically) worth paying to have serviced - so they have to take their chances. I've sold a few things lately to fund a little buying splurge - but it stops now!
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    Everyone needs a micro-rotor in their collection. Truly unique.


    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    Today's little parcel:



    The case is a bit worn and the crown needs replacing, but the dial is astonishingly clean. The case was filthy; hence the strip down.


    The movement is marked 1000, and has 21 jewels:

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...swk&Buren_1000

    Given as 1957 - 1962.

    Unlike later microtors, there is a distinctive little clamp on the rotor itself.






    Got it for £58, which I feel was good value.

    That's all folks.

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    Re: Buren Grand Prix Super Slender microtor

    Well, since it has a second hand, it ought to be a Cal. 1000A. The Cal. 1000 just has hours and minutes. I have a Baume Mercier with a Cal. 1001A (with second, with date) which I have to get done up at some stage.....

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Buren Grand Prix Super Slender microtor

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    Well, since it has a second hand, it ought to be a Cal. 1000A.
    Hartmut Richter
    Good point! But I've looked again and it only says 1000. It has BAA under the rotor, but RR gives that for both the 1000 and 1000A. Thank you Hartmut for the gentle correction.
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    Re: Buren Grand Prix Super Slender microtor

    Hi all,

    I really like this watch too. I can see this is an old thread, but can anyone tell me what the word 'Slender' means in the name of this watch (or is it just a name)?

    Thanks,
    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulvk View Post
    Hi all,

    I really like this watch too. I can see this is an old thread, but can anyone tell me what the word 'Slender' means in the name of this watch (or is it just a name)?

    Thanks,
    Paul
    I assume it is a name that emphasizes the thin nature of the watch. Getting watches thin has traditionally been a plus in the trade.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    I assume it is a name that emphasizes the thin nature of the watch. Getting watches thin has traditionally been a plus in the trade.
    OK, thanks! (As I'm not native English,) I didn't knew the word and thought it would maybe has a mechanical meaning! Now it's all clear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulvk View Post
    OK, thanks! (As I'm not native English,) I didn't knew the word and thought it would maybe has a mechanical meaning! Now it's all clear!
    Your English is much better than the German I learned from Frau Luki fifty years ago LOL She was Estonian. After one year I spoke with what a German friend described as an American-Estonian accent... of course after only one year I spoke better German than 99% of my fellow citizens...

    But at least I made sure my kids were conversational in one language. For them it was Spanish. That's very useful here in the States. Miami is the capital of Latin America
    "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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