This Carl F. Bucherer Antecedo looks equally good on the bracelet or a leather strap. Model reference 956.753
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
Information is hard to come by on these watches, but we have found an automatic that had box and papers showing a sold date of 2002 that we have taken a screenshot of. It sold for €1,221, but this was the auto and not the quartz like we have. The Carl F. Bucherer range was heavily revamped in 2004, so unless we find more evidence we can presume this watch was made circa 2002. there is currently another Antecedo quartz on Chrono24 with sales papers for 2014, but it could have been made much earlier and sold later – it is number 812 made, and this is only the 33rd one made.
Bucherer are one of Switzerlands leading jewellers, and they have been making watches since 1919. However they relaunched using the name Carl F. Bucherer to show that these were different to the more conservative watches of the past, and they now make their own in house movements. Some of their designs retail for over £70,000, but the now discontinued Antecedo is more of an entry level piece. Antecedo means to precede in Latin, so this model was a stepping stone to raise the brand profile from the start.
The bracelet is long, having all the screw in removable links, and has been cleaned in our ultrasonic bath. We have also taken a photo of this watch on a leather strap for illustration purposes only – it’s a very different look and quite good on the leather in our humble opinion, but it is always better to have the bracelet as well. The dial is very clean, with raised centre squares, and the lumed hands show no staining. The sapphire crystal is perfect. All functions on the ETA movement including the quick set date are working perfectly. A new battery will be fitted before this is sent out. The case is both larger than the dimensions suggest when on the wrist, yet comfortable as the case also curves around the wrist. This is a subjective observation of course, but we can only tell it as we find it.
This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 32.5 mm
Width without crown 28.9 mm
Between lugs 20 mm
Lug to lug length 41.7 mm
Case Thickness 8.7 mm
Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 209 mm. The bracelet can be sized for you if you give us your wrist size when placing the order.
All sizes are approximate.
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