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San Jose, CA, 95112
USA

Iterum takes watch movements from the 1940's-1960's and give them new lives in a modern stainless steel case and a dial reflecting the classic style of military watches. New watches salvaged from vintage movements.

Buren 481

Iterum builds new watches from vintage mechanical watch movements. This watch using a Buren 481 movement is available for purchase.

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The Buren Watch Company was created in 1899 when the English company H. Williamson, Ltd. purchased Fritz Suter & Cie. The Hamilton Watch Company bought Buren in 1966. Within a few years Hamilton moved all of its production to the Buren factory in Switzerland and halted manufacturing in the US. In 1971 Hamilton was bought by SSIH (Swatch) and in 1972 all Buren assets were sold off.

The minute and hour hands on this watch are vintage. They were stripped, cleaned, painted and new luminous paint was applied. The second hand is new.

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Winding: Manual wind 
Maker: Buren
Country of origin: Swiss
Caliber: Buren 481
Jewels: 17
Production date: ca. 1960

The caliber mark (481) can be seen to the right of the bridge, above the balance jewel.

The caliber mark (481) can be seen to the right of the bridge, above the balance jewel.

The Buren mark is a "BAA" inside of a circle.

The Buren mark is a "BAA" inside of a circle.

The caliber mark (481) can be seen tot he right of the bridge, above the balance jewel. The Buren mark is a "BAA" inside of a circle.

The import code for Buren is "WXC" and can be seen stamped into the balance cock.

The import code for Buren is "WXC" and can be seen stamped into the balance cock.

The import code for Buren was "WXC" and can be seen stamped into the balance cock.

The luminous paint closely matches the dial color in normal lighting. In the dark, the hands glow green.

The luminous paint closely matches the dial color in normal lighting. In the dark, the hands glow green.

The Buren 481 movement.

The Buren 481 movement.

The Buren 481 disassembled.

The Buren 481 disassembled.

Iterum Model Number: buren481-001
Case: Stainless steel, sapphire glass on front and back, 35.5mm
Strap: Black leather strap from AGE
Price: $350
Shipping: $12.65 (USPS medium flat rate)

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