Yes, I know.... another 'trenchy'.... but this is a little bit special!
Bought this from the states.... has taken what seems like an age to get processed through British customs.... not helped by me checking for an update every spare minute of the day
But, today.... it arrived, just as i left for work.... grabbed a strap as I left and have been wearing it all day (- 14ish seconds over 12 hours so far).
As far as I know, this is a very early Borgel cased watch, which has some interesting points! Condition... looking pretty good!
One interesting point, as you may be able to see in the pics... is the lug size! I have a few of these straps... all suitable for 12mm lugs - standard on these watches..... I knew as soon as I tried to put the strap on, these were small.... they are! 10mm.
First thought... redone lugs? But, I cant see any marks for where 12mm lugs should be.... I have another borgel with 18mm lugs, which you can clearly see have replaced the 12mm originals...
The case sponsor is GS - George Stockwell..... imported into London... date letter 'o' for 1909!!!
As for the movement.... would have to be..... FHF! well i think so, have not removed the dial yet to see if there are any markings. But, with its gilt movement and blue screws.... its the best FHF movement I have!
Its running and setting well... looks very clean.... but as the regulator is nearly off the scale, I do want to get it serviced ASAP.
I have come to realise these borgels are an acquired taste... not everyone seems to love them as much as I do... But, as with all the borgels I have.... they are a great size.... and just sing on the wrist!
A good day