1914 IWC 64Cal, Borgel cased. Serviced and with a 'new' strap.
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    1914 IWC 64Cal, Borgel cased. Serviced and with a 'new' strap.

    Evening all.

    Following the original thread 'here', this is a quick update on where my bargain buy IWC is currently at.... including the arrival of a A+ strap - more on that below.

    As well as a good clean of the dial to remove the hairlines, the movement and been serviced and running to great time.

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    Also, through some discussion with the IWC museum curator, I have got some additional information:

    I checked the numbers and I have to say: matching numbers!
    The watch with movement 591241 and the case 658541 was sold September 21 1914 to Stauffer London.
    Most interesting for you: in the sales records there is the note: “contours Borgel avec anses” That means it was a typical Borgel silver wristwatch case.



    Now to the strap... Thanks again to David Boettcher (My Period Replica Buckles) for another wonderful strap. This being a little bit special. David has just started offering his own (made and assayed) solid silver buckles for that authentic WW1 look and feel - fully hallmarked and carrying David's own DBB makers mark. I am lucky enough to have got one from his first batch, which really works well with the watch... which I have waited for before doing the thread.

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    You can read information on the buckle and the process of 'hand bent' prototypes to later designing a machine to do the bending, in the link above. Its people like David and his attention to detail that makes watch collecting for me, as interesting and enjoyable as it is. So thanks again David for supplying the all important finishing touch to my Trench/Borgel Collection....


    This watch is certainly another highlight in my ever growing collection.



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    Re: 1914 IWC 64Cal, Borgel cased. Serviced and with a 'new' strap.

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    Well, no, to be fair - a stunningly nice watch on a great strap. Yet again - congratulations Marc. Name:  thumbsup.gif
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    Re: 1914 IWC 64Cal, Borgel cased. Serviced and with a 'new' strap.

    Fantastic and a very nice new service by David


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    Re: 1914 IWC 64Cal, Borgel cased. Serviced and with a 'new' strap.

    I checked the numbers and I have to say: matching numbers!
    The watch with movement 591241 and the case 658541 was sold September 21 1914 to Stauffer London.
    Most interesting for you: in the sales records there is the note: “contours Borgel avec anses” That means it was a typical Borgel silver wristwatch case.
    This and David's buckle/strap make this a GREAT thread
    Very exciting. Fantastic piece
    slightly jealous - really fantastic
    Best Regards
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    Re: 1914 IWC 64Cal, Borgel cased. Serviced and with a 'new' strap.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    Its alright I suppose.

    Well, no, to be fair - a stunningly nice watch on a great strap. Yet again - congratulations Marc.
    Yet again, cheers Marrick! I guess its alright an alright watch....



    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    Fantastic and a very nice new service by David
    Thanks Mirius, 'Fantastic' is a good description in my opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    This and David's buckle/strap make this a GREAT thread
    Very exciting. Fantastic piece
    slightly jealous - really fantastic
    Best Regards
    Adam
    Thanks Adam,

    couldn't agree more! And the strap and buckle adds a certain je nes se qua..... Im sure this will get some wrist time!

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    Re: 1914 IWC 64Cal, Borgel cased. Serviced and with a 'new' strap.

    Lovely watch and good attention to detail with Davids period buckle on his period strap.

    It deserves wrist time, these old IWC's will go forever and this one looks in super condition.
    Nice one.

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    Re: 1914 IWC 64Cal, Borgel cased. Serviced and with a 'new' strap.

    Stunning piece, just love older movements they always look solid, nice strap was going to buy a strap from David but its hard to choose which sort to buy, I wanted a grain effect but will be a special order, I like your strap.

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    Re: 1914 IWC 64Cal, Borgel cased. Serviced and with a 'new' strap.

    Quote Originally Posted by radger View Post
    Lovely watch and good attention to detail with Davids period buckle on his period strap.

    It deserves wrist time, these old IWC's will go forever and this one looks in super condition.
    Nice one.
    Thanks Radger,

    Its currently on my wrist today... only as I'm office bound today (no site visits!)

    Quote Originally Posted by joeuk View Post
    Stunning piece, just love older movements they always look solid, nice strap was going to buy a strap from David but its hard to choose which sort to buy, I wanted a grain effect but will be a special order, I like your strap.
    Cheers Joe, Its certainly a well made movement!

    Choices choices.... I have not tried a 'grain effect'.... will be interested to see how it turns out, if you take the plunge!

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    Re: 1914 IWC 64Cal, Borgel cased. Serviced and with a 'new' strap.

    Hi Marc,

    A beautiful watch, and I'm glad you like the strap.

    Kind regards - David

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    Re: 1914 IWC 64Cal, Borgel cased. Serviced and with a 'new' strap.

    Quote Originally Posted by David.Boettcher View Post
    Hi Marc,

    A beautiful watch, and I'm glad you like the strap.

    Kind regards - David
    Thanks David,

    I certainly do 'like' the strap.... may go as far as saying, like it very much!

    Thanks again,

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