|Date/Report Number ..030711.PM811Y0.RT7 Item: WALTHAM RUBY WITH WALTHAM 15 JEWEL "RUBY" MOVEMENT|
|Description of item: ANTIQUE VINTAGE ONE HUNDRED
& SIX YEAR OLD 1905 ROLLED GOLD PLATE WALTHAM RUBY WITH WALTHAM 15 JEWEL
"RUBY" MOVEMENT IN A 10K ROLLED YELLOW GOLD PLATE CASE & CASE
BACK. CLEAN WHITE PORCELEIN DIAL ARABIC NUMERLAS IN BLACK BLACK SECONDS CHAPTER
SECONDS NUMERALS 5 THROUGH 60 IN RED SUB-REGISTER SECONDS 15 30 45 60 IN RED BLACK
60 SECONDS CHAPTER RING WITH LARGE HASHES @ 1-2-4-5-7-8 ORIGINAL BLACK STEEL HOUR &
MINUTE HAND BLACK STEEL SECOND HAND YEAR 1905 CALIBRE 6/0 15 JEWEL MANUAL WIND SUB-SECONDS
SER#: 14118499 (1905) SIGNED
WWCO WALTHAM MASS RUBY.
.CONDITION IS EXCELLENT
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Ernest Borel was a watch manufacturer founded in 1856 in Neuchatel, Switzerland & run by the Borel family until 1975 when the 'Quartz crisis' affected the entire Swiss watchmaking industry & Ernest Borel was sold to the Synchron Group which consists of Cyma and Doxa.c
Ernest Borel won the 1866 Neuchatel observatory timing accuracy competition., the "Premium Award" in Philadelphia, USA, and the only "Precious Premium Award" given to the Swiss watch and clock industry in Paris that year.
Ernest Borel competed with brands such as Enicar, Oris, Titoni and Sandoz. The prices of their watches ranged from the low hundreds of USD up to the mid thousands of USD.
The Ernest Borel corporate logo of a dancing couple in 19th-century  dress was intended to reflect elegance, tradition and an inspiration of romance. However, this traditional logo was seen as being old-fashioned by the 20th century .
TODAY relatives of Ernest Borel continue to effect the watch industry in positive ways. Jules Borel and Otto Frei-Borel Watch Parts Companies are two of the largest and oldest watch parts companies in the USA!
Thus, this signed 9 times, All Steel, 1950, 21 Jewel Sea Gem Royal, with several genuine Ernest Borel Corporate Logos, is considered to be a Rare, Top End, Example of this Centuries Famous Families Works.