Stunning 1930s wristwatch by Movado in rare ‘Scarab’ case made by the famous Francois Borgel.
This watch was owned by Sir Elliott M. Ogden Junior and worn during his time in the army. He served in the 406th Fighter-Bomber Group in England and Normandy (see picture of the Princeton Alumni and U.S. Army memorial).
The case back is hand engraved by Elliott himself along with his army serial number 12109104.
The condition of the watch is very good.
Rare case with normal wear such as tiny scratches. Does not looked polished to us but can never know for certain.
The screw down case back closes tightly.
The antimagnetic cover case is present.
The movement looks clean and runs smoothly with approx. 1 minute +/- every 24 hours.
We decided to leave the brown leather strap which is in used condition and not replace it. Probably also from the time Elliott wore this watch.