I have an understated love and appreciation for watches that have radium markers and hands. They hold a character that is unique to each piece. No two will ever age the same. I’ve really become obsessed with this era of Movado in the past few years, and with that territory I’ve discovered Francois Borgel and what he did to contribute to Movados glory days.
I’m a fanatic of these cases. Originally a waterproof case, they are sharp and very pleasing to the eye with how the various angles reflect the light. It’s like an early version of a “sports” case. Borgel began his waterproof cases way back in WWI, but these later models are the most handsome in my eyes.
That crown, let’s talk about that. You will find it on many Pateks of the era, as well as Borgel manufactured cases, yet I bought this watch for literal peanuts. Although I feel that the mainstream spotlight is catching up to Movado, I really do hope to land a few more of these down the road, specifically models with FB cases. It’s become a small obsession of mine. A niche corner of my collecting goals I should say.
Anyways, just wanted to muse about why I wear this particular watch so often.