Butex, or BWC was founded in Buttes, Switzerland after the economic crisis of 1923 by Arthur Charlet. The company still exist today but has since moved it's operations in Germany.
Butex or BWC have found a niche following among watch collectors over the years. They had what their competitors had but instead of competing price wise, theirs was more affordable and you can tell by how some of them are made and what movements are used.
This Butex panda is a nice example of one of the vintage pieces they've produced over the years. It uses the Landeron 248 movement and have a nice patina on the dial. Most watches that uses this particular movement uses a chronium case (which can sometimes degrade over time if not taken care of properly). But this Butex panda breaks that by using an all stainless steal case. Perhaps one of my favorite features of this watch is the arrow hands with their tritium lume still intact. Throughout history, very few watch manufacturers use tritium on the sub register hands and to see in this piece is certainly a treat.
What you need to know about the watch:
Brand: Butex (BWC)
Ref. No.: 903003
Movement: Landeron 248
Case Size: 35.3mm without crown / 37mm with
Case Thickness: 13.7mm
Lug Width: 18mm
Lug to lug: 42mm