1916 silver Borgel vintage IWC ‘Officers’ watch (3754)
An extremely early round silver vintage I.W.C. (International Watch Company) watch. The Borgel case measures 33 mm in diameter, and has ‘pin-set’ hands. The case is signed F.B. (Francois Borgel, case maker) and CN., hallmarked London 1916 and numbered. The case has engraving to the back, ‘J.M.Peto, Coldstream Guards’. The Swiss jewelled Peerless movement is signed S&Co.. The black enamel dial has luminous Arabic numerals with a subsidiary seconds dial. The dial is signed IWC, Schaffhausen above the centre.
A wonderful early watch often referred to as ‘Trench’ or ‘Officers’ watches.