As many of you already know....the one I wanted for my collection.... A centre second Borgel cased watch!
I have been looking to add one of these for quite some time, so when this was pointed out to me... I had to snap it up!
This thread may be a bit convoluted, as I have already packed up much of my watch bits (including my screwdrivers) as we are moving house soon, so I cant provide all the info I normally do - like movement bottom plate pics.
All in all... in good shape and running well.
As discussed in another thread, the case marks are a little worn!
But as I had mentioned in the other thread (and from seeing Radgers matching movement/dialed watch signed with Stauffer's trademark and Charles Nicolet's sponsors mark), I thought this watch may also be a Stauffer imported watch and Signed C.N. I have tried to highlight the 2 areas where the F.B. logo and C.N. are still slightly visible.
And Radgers example - and good thread to read!
As both watches date within the space of a year, it also makes sense that both serial numbers are similar... but that may also be coincidence!
The watch also has a very worn inscription on the back...
Which, appears to say:
Im sure with a clean (hopefully removing the hairline crack), the watch will look even better - Very happy to have this one in the collection - making this number 17. Hopefully when I get my bits out of storage (may be after Christmas - not sure how i am going to cope), I can provide some more info on the watch/movement...
Until then... I will just have to enjoy it!