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Borel Cocktail Watch - just restored

Anonymous User
June 21, 2013 06:12PM
This watch was my father’s, purchased new in the late 60’s or early 70’s. When I was a kid I was fascinated by the kaleidoscope pattern. Then it sat in my father’s drawer for 25 years.

A while back I asked him for it and just had it restored. The strap had dissolved pretty much to dust, so I put it on a carbon fiber strap which, I think, compliments the art deco look of the watch.

I usually wear divers or pilots, so I wasn’t sure if I’d really wear this one. It also violates my “rule” about watches, which is that it needs to be easy to read the time (hence the divers and pilots). But I’ve got to admit I’m kinda digging it. It certainly gets a lot of comments.

Anyway, here are some pix of the watch after restoration. Plus, here is a link to a 15-second video so you can see the kaleidoscope in action.

[vimeo.com]

Thanks for looking.


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Borel Cocktail Watch - just restored Jpeg Attachments

Anonymous User287June 21, 2013 06:12PM

Aren't fathers not just great? Wink

James T. Kirk©37June 23, 2013 07:43AM

wow, what a gem! spirograph ftw! wink (n/t)

sharkfin43June 22, 2013 07:13PM

Definitely worth the restoration! Very Cool second hand dial! (n/t)

Timemiser37June 22, 2013 04:33PM

Fantastic that you got it restored Thumbs Up Normally people do not know about >>> Jpeg Attachments

Reto71June 22, 2013 05:32AM

Just noticed that you set the time to 10:10 on the second shot. How cool is that! smile (n/t)

Reto51June 22, 2013 05:35AM

I'd love to say it was intentional. Just dumb luck! (n/t)

Anonymous User40June 22, 2013 10:00PM

Thanks for the comments. Much appreciated. (n/t)

Anonymous User50June 22, 2013 04:05AM

Fabulous cool and good restoration. Cheers! (n/t)

Robmks66June 22, 2013 02:20AM

That is absolutely awesome!!

carlos x54June 21, 2013 11:39PM

That is something else. Beautiful watch Thumbs Up (n/t)

JP44June 21, 2013 10:30PM

Beautiful.Thumbs up! Congrats and enjoy her. (n/t)

Mark C.42June 21, 2013 10:22PM

Cool that watch is so effing cool. I love the kaleidoscope action!!!

jackrobinson61June 21, 2013 10:18PM

Very cool, especially neat that it was your dads Thumbs up! (n/t)

BobbyMike44June 21, 2013 06:32PM



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