Friday, August 22, 2008

Vintage Ernest Borel Mallard

Today I'm wearing another vintage piece that I got from my father which he probably got from eBay. It's Swiss made and the dial says "Mallard". That seems to be a model or sub-brand of the Ernest Borel watch company. Borel is a brand I've heard of before, but I didn't realize they're still around today. The watch is pretty nice, very simple and in good condition. The case and dial designs are reminiscent of other watches from the 1960s so I assume that's when this is from. The red arrowhead on the end of the sweep second hand is probably the most distinctive feature and adds a bit of interest to an otherwise conservative dial.

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