Ernest Borel Cocktail Watch automatic movement - sold
Ernest Borel 5850
Excellent condition gold electroplate bezek, stainless steel screwback case 43mm long lug to lug, by 33.5 wide. Excellent original dial. Excellent original signed recessed crown. Excellent acrylic crystal, likely a replacement. 17 jewel automatic movement sets and winds perfectly, keeps time to within 2 min/day but now known when last serviced. Ued by good condition 18mm black leather band. Great look on this watch with the center-mounted lugs. This is one of those "1-in-10" watches that I talk about every once in a while, whereby for every 100 of these vintage watches "out there" somewhere in the universe, only one of them looks this nice. This is also the first automatic cocktail watch I've had in stock that has an automatic movement. I didn't realize Ernest Borel made them with a self-winding movement. This watch is a great conversation piece to show people the kaleidoscope central dial!