After recently purchasing a 1915 Borgel cased Tavannes from Marc (Sparcster) and ogling his collection day in day out.. my eye turned to the black dial example that he had. The more i looked at it.. the more i seemed to be able to justify to myself that having one white dial, and one black dial, would be a good idea.
Some of you may remember the thread i put up about two weeks ago about a Dennison with a winding problem. After showing the watches pictures to my watchmaker and telling him about how it sets the time but winds around and around and doesn't stop according to the seller.. he told me "Ask him.. if the two wheels turn while he's winding but it doesn't wind up it'll be a mainspring.. if they don't.. it'll be something else". So i asked the bloke.. and low and behold the wheels turn. So we are confident it'll be an easy fix of replacing the mainspring and a service and it'll be good as new.
The thing i love about this one, and my Borgel.. is that now i have a collection of only two watches but within that collection i have an example of a Borgel case, a Dennison case, a white dial, a black dial, and both movements from the Tavannes / Cyma company.
I would really like one of those double hermetic cases.. the case within a case style.. but uh.. maybe down the track!
Anyway, everyone loves pictures so here they are.