A ladies Bucher gold wristwatch, manual, circular gold dial with Roman and raised baton numerals, signed case, dial and movement, 18ct gold case conforming bracelet bands. Diameter 2.2 cm, circa 1970.
circa. A Latin term meaning 'about', often used in the antique trade to give an approximate date for the piece, usually considered to be five years on either side of the circa year. Thus, circa 1900 means the piece was made about 1900, probably between 1895 and 1905. The expression is sometimes abbreviated to c.1900.
baton numerals. A watch that instead of displaying numerals on the face, displays a marker in the form of a baton, or lower case letter "L". Since the baton-like marks are not numerals, the feature is also called baton markers, baton indexes and baton indicators.
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