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  1. Interstatetime Mar 7, 2013

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    I picked this little fellow up in a shop I visit regularly in Ohio, USA. The shop owner, a watchmaker told me it came from an old family in town....but who knows. My knowledge of early IWC wrist watch is limited. The movement serial number 755764 seems to date it to the mid 1920s. It has the look of a Cal. 83 but those don't seem to have been produced until the '30s.

    Anyway, here are a couple of pictures. What do you think?

    JohnC

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  2. Interstatetime Mar 7, 2013

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    BTW, the case is 18k solid and the crown is an obvious replacement. Anybody?
     
  3. gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Mar 7, 2013

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    I found a very similar watch for sale here:

    http://www.griffinjewellers.co.uk/iwc001.htm

    I'm thinking this is a cal. 82 or 82N. Many IWC calibers are very similar.

    http://www.iwcforum.com/Catalogs/1935Fournitures/0500003c.jpg

    Perhaps you can post over on the Official IWC Collector Forum as well. They will know exactly what you have. I found this thread for starters:

    http://www.iwc.com/forum/en/discussion/1224/?page=1#post_44091

    If you follow it to the end, it looks like this could be one of only 600 cal. 82N's produced. The serial number fits right in.

    Found another one with the same movement made for Tiffany.

    http://www.oldwatch.club.tw/Codetail.aspx?ID=797&Channel=2&Lang=Eng&Model=1#

    Apparently, almost all cal. 82 movements were exported to the USA and put in domestically made gold cases.

    Here's another site that might help:

    http://moeb.on-rev.com/dyIWC/dyIWC.irev

    Very nice looking IWC,
    gatorcpa
     
  4. Interstatetime Mar 7, 2013

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    Gatorcpa,

    Wow, thank you very much for all of the info and all of the paths to go down. This is a big help!

    JohnC
     
  5. adam78 Adam @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 7, 2013

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    Very nice cushion. I'm thinking that it's an old redial, because of the not-so-neat placement of the lume, but it still looks very sweet.
     
  6. Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Mar 8, 2013

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    That is a beautiful movement. I know Lou has suggested, in the past, that I am more interested in the movements than the watches themselves but they just don't make them like they used to.
     
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  7. Interstatetime Mar 8, 2013

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    Stewart,

    I share your love of movements. I like watches but not as jewelry. I like them as technology on my wrist. I don't mind if the look good too but I have not owned many watches which had as their only redeeming quality...that they were pretty.

    Cheers,

    JohnC
     
  8. Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Mar 8, 2013

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    John

    It's good to know that I'm not the only wierdo in the watch world ::beer::
     
  9. ulackfocus Mar 8, 2013

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    I'm there too - I collect according to caliber..... but I don't want an ugly watch either. ;)

    (this is not an opinion about John's lovely new IWC, just an observation)
     
  10. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 9, 2013

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    Watches do tend to mirror their owners, this could make life difficult for you =(
     
  11. ulackfocus Mar 9, 2013

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    Yes, it is very difficult to keep finding watches as pretty as me. ;)
     
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  12. Interstatetime Mar 9, 2013

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    I think this is a very interesting discussion (the how we collect part). I can't speak for Stewart but I doubt any of us would wear something we thought would look ugly and attract negative attention on our wrists. A watch is the sum of its parts and I think we all appreciate all of the parts if perhaps to differing degrees. The fact is that collectors have individual human tastes and reasons for everything. I do know people who collect movements only and who do not wear watches. I know collectors who only fancy the streamlined efficiency of the early Speedmasters or the elegant but not fancy Heuer Carrera 2447s. I know collectors who are rabid for the 70s modern look....collectors who only like stainless...who only like gold...collectors who like the bling of diamonds. To each his or her own!

    I like function first...but I like the function to look good on my wrist....or coming out of my pocket. I appreciate the whole package....in my way.

    Best to all,