Asprey 18k (?) 1920s Borgel Watch

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    Asprey 18k (?) 1920s Borgel Watch

    Been left this by my Great Aunt, I have done my research Arthur Baume, Borgel etc but cant seem to find a similar watch anywhere and after hours of web trawling I found your site.
    Could someone please give me rough value and some history ???
    The pics are taken with my phone , I hope they suffice
    Thanks

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    Thanks again
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    Re: Asprey 18k (?) 1920s Borgel Watch

    Moved to Vintage and PW.

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    Re: Asprey 18k (?) 1920s Borgel Watch

    Looks like the case was assayed in London in 1919 imported by Arthur Baume of Baume and co. They imported Longines and made watches under their own name. Unmarked Longines imported by them often have B &Co stamped near the balance. I can see no sign of it being a Borgel case though? This is normally indicated by a cartouche with FB and a key in it.

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    Re: Asprey 18k (?) 1920s Borgel Watch

    Nice revolver movement. I agree, not a Borgel case.


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    Re: Asprey 18k (?) 1920s Borgel Watch

    Hi,

    very nice, top quality watch!

    As stated already, not a borgel case! But looks like a 13.82 cal Longines movement (I have one in my hand right now which look identical)

    There appears to be marks either side of the balance... so would assume one will be 13.82?

    Searching the case serial number 3326433 as a longines serial number on this site dates the watch to approx 1915....

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    Which could tie in with the case hallmark. As movements could have been made prior to being cased!

    You may want to contact Longines direct... they are very helpful!


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    Re: Asprey 18k (?) 1920s Borgel Watch

    Thanks for the info , at work currently but will check the13.82 movement.
    Does anyone have a selling value for it as my wife has lost her job recently and we are thinking of letting it go.
    Thanks
    Mikkir

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    Re: Asprey 18k (?) 1920s Borgel Watch

    Sorry, we don't attempt valuations in this forum. There are stickies explaining why.
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    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Re: Asprey 18k (?) 1920s Borgel Watch

    Hokey dokey , sorry peeps, just didnt want to get ripped offf!
    Thanks for all the info
    Mick

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