Hi and welcome
Nice Borgel watch, invented by Francois Borgel 1891. Your piece probably 1916/17
AGR stands for Arthur George Rendell who was an importer of Swiss watches in London
For a lovely hand made, correct strap look here:
My Designs of Watch Straps and Watch Bands for Great War Era Wrist Watches
Or Ebay 'vintage watch straps.
Nice watch. Enjoy
Have you got any other photos of the watch? Movement pics and case markings would be interesting to see!
It is interesting that the bezel is not grooved, which helps with unscrewing the case. I have owned one similar!
I would also recommend the Straps sold by David... I own 1 or 2 myself. He also has many other pages dedicated to the Borgel company, which are worth a read
For the period, the Electa-Gallet is above average... Which you would expect in a Borgel cased watch... I have seen 3 variations of the movement in Borgel cases... This being the simplest, as it also comes in a 17 jewel version and centre second version also.Thanks, is Elects Gallet good then?
Any idea why there aren't any grooves ?
For the period, the Electa-Gallet is above average... Which you would expect in a Borgel cased watch... I have seen 3 variations of the movement in Borgel cases... This being the simplest, as it also comes in a 17 jewel version and centre second version also.
You can see from this thread, I own a few...
You can click on the individual links within that thread for more info... There are a few Electa-Gallets and AGR sponsored cases to pick from... As I say above, David's site (with the straps) has lots of info you will find interesting and relevant to your watch
One is normally enough for most people!Very nice collection and to think I'm chuffed with one....
Are they all for display purposes or do you use them ?
Sounds a bit of a simple question but are they daily wind ?
A guess...Educated guess.
Based on AGR and not so many Borgels prior to 1915, so 1916/17
and since 'b' is 1917, I was spot on.
GrahamAny idea why my variant hasn't got any grooves ?