This is a stunning midcentury vintage Ernest Borel ladies' cocktail watch in the iconic "kaleidoscope" design. The face of the watch is a pinwheel-style rotating cutout dial that creates a colorful whirling effect, signature of the kaleidoscope watch. The watch has an open skeleton back, so the machination is visible through a glass back. This design was debuted in the 1940s and continued to be manufactured into the 1970s.
The watch band is a feminine, tapered black leather and may be original though we do not have verification. The watch has mechanical workings and based on our in-store tests it is in fine working condition and keeps good time. There is some age-appropriate wear such as mild scuffing to the glass watch face and some wear to the band, as expected with use over the years.
Overall it is in excellent vintage condition. The watch band measures 8 1/4 inches long in total with 5 holes for adjustable sizing.
The item "Vintage Midcentury Ernest Borel Kaleidoscope Ladies 17-Jewel Cocktail Watch" is in sale since Wednesday, April 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "lazydogantiques" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, South africa.