Does anyone know anything about this watch? I don't know much about it and am curious about who made it, how old it might be, what sort of movement it has etc.
Here's what I do know about it: This watch is a family possession that was given to me by my parents not long ago. We expect the watch is about 30 years old but don't know exactly. It is an automatic. The dial says "BUCHERER" on top underneath some logo. "OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED CHRONOMETER" and "SWISS MADE" between two symbols that look like a capital letter "T" on the bottom of the dial. I don't know of any other writing anywhere else on the outside of the case. It can be wound manually. It does not hack.
It has been serviced a few times. The strap, crown, and probably the crystal are not original.
In the pictures some damage around the outside of the dial that looks like corrosion or maybe some sort of mold can be seen. This corrosion extends inward from the edge of the dial by several millimeters. I think this is my own fault for exposing it to moisture (rain, sweat), as it is probably not waterproof. More recently the bezel has fallen off when the watch accidentally brushed against a chair (see picture with bezel off). It looks like it was held together by glue. It will be going back for repairs sometime soon.
When it winds it makes a sickly scraping noise, as though the rotor is loose and scraping against the inside of the case or something. Can anyone tell me if this implies that the watch should be serviced, or if this is probably normal? Does anyone know if this "Bucherer" is connected to the modern Carl F Bucherer watches? Does anyone know what sort of movement it has?
Thanks so much! :thanks