A dual branded Garrard watch, made by P. Buhre, and presented by Imperial Chemical Industries to D.E. Williams in 1955, in great condition.


From the ICI engraving on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being presented to the long service employee in 1955.


(Pavel) P. Buhre was a Russian watchmaker who founded a factory in 1815, and then this watch was retailed by the Queen’s jeweller Garrard, so it does not lack quality.  We have a few of these ICI watches, but this is the only dual branded one we have seen.  The watch does not look well over 60 years old by the condition.  The dial is clean, but there is a mark on the dial next to 6.  We have polished the acrylic crystal to remove all tut the smallest scratches.  We have also fitted a new Hirsch strap that can easily be changed for something more conservative if you prefer.  The hands are blued steel, filled with lume, although the minute hand is missing all of the lume and the hour hand lume is very dirty.  The red second hand is a nice touch too.  The 17 jewel hand wound FEF 350 17 jewel movement is running strongly, and is nice and clean.  The bridge is stamped for P. Buhre, and inside the screw down case back is marked Paul Buhre (the western version of Pavel)  Garrard have been making items for the British Royal family since 1735, and P. Buhre made watches for the Russian court, so when they put their name on something you know it will be good.

This watch will be supplied with our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  35.3 mm

Width without crown  33.0 mm

Between lugs  16 mm

Lug to lug length  41.9 mm

Bracelet maximum length    n/a

Thickness  10.0 mm

All sizes are approximate


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