I wondered if anyone could provide any background info on this Buren I`ve recently picked up cheaply.
Unfortunately it`s not a classic but dates from 1972 (inscription on back of case-give as an Xmas present)
I`m mostly interested to find out what the movement is as well as the back story to find out if Buren which I gather was bought up by Hamilton ( in the mid 1960`s I think) was then re-sold before Hamilton became part of what was to become the Swatch Group.
On the movement is engraved Standard Time Corp which I believe is Timex so I`m wondering:
1.is this a franken with a swapped movement? (seems a little unlikely as the watch shows relatively little signs of use,is a cheap watch and still has the original box.
By this time was Hamilton itself also in such trouble that it started buying in cheaper movements and stopped producing them themselves?
There is no mention of Swiss Made on the dial and the other markings on the movement near the balance are 21600 , the capital initials INT inside a sort of cloud shape ,and also a "D" (inside a circle ) 451 marking.
The case is a cheap Hong Kong job and the bracelet a sort of flexi/bracelet hybrid.
The sunburst style dial is pleasant enough though and it keeps very good time .
As I`m still a bit of a newbie I`m confused.
Grateful for any thoughts.