Watch enthusiasts enthusiastically bid up prices on any and every chronometer (not named Bucherer). Over my many years of "collecting" I've bought Mint+ Bucherer Chronometers of all sorts; many are true NOS which keep time to a second or two and nobody cares. I never start out looking for Bucherer but once in a while I can't resist the siren song. Vintage Bucherer is a lazy, completely unmotivated market. Good thing you buy these watches for the price of a carton of cigarettes or I'd be bust-o. I wear many of these and enjoy them and that really should be all that matters. But, I'm a human bean and sometimes get frustrated at...reality. Did I miss the memo on Bucherer? Was the company part of an international conspiracy for kiddie porn or human organ trafficking or something?