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WRUW - Wednesday 29th April 2020


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Morning...   De Ville PRESTIGE automatic. Cal: 2500 Co-Axial, 29 jewel.  

Should've dusted it first 

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2 hours ago, Balaton1109 said:

Morning,

Today this Swiss-made Norexa, another effort from my watchmaker’s stash of no-hopers which made the perilous journey from crypt to wrist.

Probably 1940s, and running on its 17j AS 1294 (or family).

Regards.

I can always rely on you to be wearing something that is classy with a bit age, thanks for sharing.

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41 minutes ago, yokel said:

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Having received stentorian castigation for lamentable standards from @Karrusel yesterday . . .

 

 . . a different watch today:

 

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I should co-co. 
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13 minutes ago, Ullevi said:

Should've dusted it first :rolleyes:

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:nono:

Don’t let it happen again.

 

I’ll be watching you pair closely in future. :yes:
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Found a new strap in my box to fit this temporarily - just arrived at the horological A & E.  I was looking out already for a new dial but I like this one - maybe some conservation rather than restoration at the chipped edges.

Anyway, it's a Frank Borgel semi-hermetic case, stem wind and set, from 1918, with shock proof balance.

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An early go at a waterproof watch, front loading, the case back is solid, the movement hinges out, and the crystal / bezel screws onto the front.

@Balaton1109 solved the mystery of the movement - variation on FHF 3

https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/another-thread-borgel-arrival-movement-id-needed-early-shock-protection-650205.html

It's stamped and signed for Dimier Bros who were not making movements at this time, but assembling watches from cases and movements and importing them to the UK

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the only mystery now is how to make it tick, but it does wind and set, so break out the defibrillator!

Making friends in technology corner ...

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1 hour ago, mach 0.0013137 said:

Over to a couple of  Chinese skeletons... 

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What’s the model reference ? C.0V.1D.19?

1 hour ago, yokel said:

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Having received stentorian castigation for lamentable standards from @Karrusel yesterday . . .

 

 . . a different watch today:

 

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There needs to be a drool reaction button to this Glashutte..,’like’ just doesn’t cut it...

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3 hours ago, Jet Jetski said:

Found a new strap in my box to fit this temporarily - just arrived at the horological A & E.  I was looking out already for a new dial but I like this one - maybe some conservation rather than restoration at the chipped edges.

Anyway, it's a Frank Borgel semi-hermetic case, stem wind and set, from 1918, with shock proof balance.

IMG_20200429_121126023(1).thumb.jpg.80d1563a4de39212319d68de9de3cdb5.jpg

An early go at a waterproof watch, front loading, the case back is solid, the movement hinges out, and the crystal / bezel screws onto the front.

@Balaton1109 solved the mystery of the movement - variation on FHF 3

https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/another-thread-borgel-arrival-movement-id-needed-early-shock-protection-650205.html

It's stamped and signed for Dimier Bros who were not making movements at this time, but assembling watches from cases and movements and importing them to the UK

dimier.thumb.jpg.35d475432432fd6670a2d15b7ec81eb7.jpg

the only mystery now is how to make it tick, but it does wind and set, so break out the defibrillator!

Making friends in technology corner ...

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Wow over an hundred years old, thats going some.

Be great if you can get some life out of it, if you manage it dont forget to post on here.

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4 hours ago, yokel said:

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Having received stentorian castigation for lamentable standards from @Karrusel yesterday . . .

 

 . . a different watch today:

 

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That really is a beautiful watch and my favourite in your collection:) 

What’s the dial like close up? Is there any texture or sunburst or is it just a deep blue?

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30 minutes ago, sabailand said:

Wow over an hundred years old, thats going some.

Be great if you can get some life out of it, if you manage it dont forget to post on here.

Oh, it will tick again - the watch to the very left (with the red 12 - this has a blue twelve) is also 1918 and recently serviced it's working great.  By coincidence they are both stamped for Dimier Fr. who took out a registered design for a watch to be worn on the wrist (as opposed to in the pocket) in 1903.  Interestingly, the buckle end of the watch strap appears to be at the bottom of the watch, whereas we, these days, wear the buckle on the opposite end.  Perhaps that is how we all got around infringing their intellectual property! 

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Although I think the registered design was around the method of securing the watch, because the idea of wearing a watch on your wrist was not new, albeit largely a female fashion.  I almost got one of these original straps, but it was attached to a watch I did not need, and coming from America would attract VAT and import duty lol.  Anyway you can read more here:  https://www.vintagewatchstraps.com/blog9846.php whence I downloaded the image.

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51 minutes ago, relaxer7 said:

That really is a beautiful watch and my favourite in your collection:) 

What’s the dial like close up? Is there any texture or sunburst or is it just a deep blue?

Yes, definitely  one of my favourites too.

I'm not a photographer, but these might give a better impression . . .

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