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Ernest Borel since 1856, Swiss Made

Many watch friends have asked me to look out for inexpensive but Swiss Made NOS vintage watches. I have seen the Ernest Borel watches (the company exists since 1856 - exactly hundred years before my birth year) before, but to be honest, the logo with the dancers looked a bit outdated. Of course 1856 when the company was founded, wrist watches did not exist yet. But when looking closer, I found the watches had a very classic look and were very well made. If you want an inexpensive but Swiss Made Automatic, have a look at those Ernest Borel watches. And like me, you will be impressed by their great quality and finish and very representative packing: nice red box and nice outer cardbox. There are four Ernest Borel service centers listed for the USA, but actually any watchmaker can service an ETA 2824-2 or a 2836-2, which is based on the 2824 design. Those are commonly used Automatic movements that any watchmaker can service.
Please find more information about Borel's fantastic watch past on my Borel page on my private Collection site. If you think Ernest Borel is just a brand like many, consider this: a Borel chronometer won the Neuchâtel observatory contest in 1866! 10 years after the company was founded! And they won this most prestigious contest again in 1870, 1875, 1876 and 1890.
1946 Borel was the 2nd largest producer of certified chronometers in the world! Source is the great watch book "Wristwatches - Armbanduhren - Montres Bracelet" from Koenemann Press. If you can only own one watch book and if you are a vintage collector, buy this one. It is written in English, German and French, I would have probably bought it just for that! The authors Gisbert L. Brunner and Christian Pfeiffer-Belli do not only provide historic information which cannot be found on the internet, but they also give you great watch pictures. Please see my private BOREL page for samples! Fantastic stuff!

One last word about Acrylic crystals found on a couple of NOS Borels on sale from PMWC! They are often underrated. They are light. They are extremely shock resistant. They are easy to polish and they are the least expensive crystals to replace!

 
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Borel Deep Blue Diver
 Dark Grey
GS6610-5312

ETA Cal. 2824-2 most likely, have not opened the watch as they are brand new and not new old stock!
Wave patterned dial a la Seamster, nice stainless bezel which will not scratch easily,
screw-down crown, attractive flat case (flatter then the comparable Omega Seamaster Bond), thick solid link bracelet with flip-lock deployant

Sapphire Crystal
WR 100 m

Borel Deep Blue Diver
 White
GS6610-5312

ETA Cal. 2824-2 most likely, have not opened the watch as they are brand new and not new old stock!
Wave patterned dial a la Seamster - White model has wave grooves! Nice stainless bezel which will not scratch easily,
screw-down crown, attractive flat case (flatter then the comparable Omega Seamaster Bond), thick solid link bracelet with flip-lock deployant

Sapphire Crystal
WR 100 m

Nice Silver "Fabric Texture" Dial!
DAY-DATE with classic Layout!

 Nice EB (Ernest Borel) signed Screw-Down Crown, screwed Back with original Factory Sticker, original Borel tag, solid-links Bracelet with Borel Logo on Clasp.
Nice gold-colored Swiss Cal. ETA 2836-2

Mineral Crystal
WR
50 m

Nice Silver Day-Date with very special Layout! BIG Day and Date at 6!
Nice EB (Ernest Borel) Crown at 4, Big Date at 6 with inner loupe O'clock, screwed Back with original Borel tag still on folded links Bracelet with Borel Logo on Clasp. Although the Watch would probably look even better on a brown leather Strap (not included)
Nice gold-colored Swiss Cal. ETA 2836-2

Acrylic Crystal
WR 30 m

Nice Silver Dial with Sunburst Texture!
Day in English and Chinese, nice EB (Ernest Borel) signed crown at 4 O'clock, screwed Back with original Factory Sticker, original Borel tag still on folded links Bracelet with Borel Logo on Clasp. The folded-links bracelet is polished and of very good quality!
Nice gold-colored Swiss Cal. ETA 2836-2

Acrylic Crystal
WR 30 m

Nice Silver Dial with Sunburst Texture!
Day in English and Chinese, nice EB (Ernest Borel) signed crown at 4 O'clock, screwed Back with original Factory Sticker, original Borel tag still on folded links Bracelet with Borel Logo on Clasp. The folded-links bracelet is polished and of very good quality!
Nice gold-colored Swiss Cal. ETA 2836-2

Acrylic Crystal
WR 30 m

New Model!
EXPLORER-style!

BLACK

ETA Caliber 2824-2 powers this very nice variation on the always classic "EXPLORER theme". A massive solid links bracelet and a Sapphire crystal as well as a screwed case back make sure that you will be able to wear this watch in all situations. Be it business or leisure!

Sapphire Crystal
WR 50 m
 (very conservatively rated!)
Screwed crown

USD 289
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New Model!
Black Day-Date!

Very sharp looking black Day-Date with ETA Caliber 2836-2 Automatic and hacking movement.

I think this watch makes a great and less expensive alternative to the Longines we had for sale a while ago.

Sapphire Crystal
WR 30 m

 

Great Value! NOS ca. 1980
Very nice Military Look with great classic Hands, Day in English and Chinese, nice EB (Ernest Borel) signed crown at 4 O'clock, screwed Back with original Factory Sticker, original Borel tag still on folded links Bracelet with Borel Logo on Clasp. The watch also looks great on a brown leather strap (not included)
Nice gold-colored Swiss Cal. ETA 2836-2

Acrylic Crystal
WR 30 m  

New Model!
CLASSIC Allrounder!

WHITE/Rose Gold Indices and Hands

ETA Caliber 2824-2 powers this very nice and classic wrist watch that makes for a great all-rounder! A massive solid links bracelet and a Sapphire crystal as well as a screwed case back make sure that you will be able to wear this watch in all situations. Be it business or leisure!

Sapphire Crystal
WR 50 m
 (very conservatively rated!)
Screwed crown

 

Nice Silver "Fabric Texture" Dial!
DATE ONLY with classic Layout!

 Nice EB (Ernest Borel) signed Screw-Down Crown, screwed Back with original Factory Sticker, original Borel tag, solid-links Bracelet with Borel Logo on Clasp.
Nice gold-colored Swiss Cal. ETA 2836-2

Mineral Crystal
WR
50 m  

With Salmon Dial!

Date at 6 with inner loupe! NOS ca. 1979 according to Borel website (history)
Very elegant looking Dauphine Hands, Date at 6 O'clock with inner Date Loupe, very high polished Case and solid link Bracelet, Clasp with Borel Logo, Crown with EB signature,

Nice gold-colored Swiss Cal. ETA 2836-2

Acrylic Crystal
WR 30 m 

Date at 6 with inner loupe! NOS ca. 1979 according to Borel website (history)
Very elegant looking Dauphine Hands, Date at 6 O'clock with inner Date Loupe, very high polished Case and solid link Bracelet, Clasp with Borel Logo, Crown with EB signature,

Nice gold-colored Swiss Cal. ETA 2836-2

Acrylic Crystal
WR 30 m 

Same watch as left but with Diamond Cut Bezel!
Nice Silver Dial with Sunburst Texture!

Day in English and Chinese, nice EB (Ernest Borel) signed crown at 4 O'clock, screwed Back with original Factory Sticker, original Borel tag still on folded links Bracelet with Borel Logo on Clasp. The folded-links bracelet is polished and of very good quality!
Nice gold-colored Swiss Cal. ETA 2836-2

Acrylic Crystal
WR 30 m 

USD 319
 + USD 30 (heavy and big box) shipping to USA
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USD 159
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USD 469
 + USD 30 (heavy and big box) shipping to USA
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USD 179
 + USD 25 shipping to USA
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USD 179
 + USD 25 shipping to USA
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USD 179
 + USD 25 shipping to USA
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USD 159
 + USD 25 shipping to USA
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