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  1. MacRulez4Ever May 24, 2012

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    What ? :)
     
  2. ulackfocus May 24, 2012

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    Don't you remember subtraction? The difference between 853 and 852 is 1. ;)
     
  3. MacRulez4Ever May 24, 2012

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    Haha yea i know in mathematics. But in the iwc:s caliber world its something else :)
     
  4. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 18, 2012

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    Just caught up to this thread to add mine. Would love to have a RG ribbon like Dennis, but I'm happy with this. iwc3.jpg iwc6.jpg 89-1.jpg
     
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  5. Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Dec 2, 2012

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    Hi Steve and Dennis,

    What would be the ball park price for a 62-64 IWC cal 89, in 18K Gold? The condition is fair, the strap is not original but otherwise decent.
    I have only very poor images, thanks to my Blackberry :mad: camera quality.

    IMG-20121202-00021.jpg
    IMG-20121202-00020.jpg

    IMG-20121202-00027.jpg

    IMG-20121202-00029.jpg

    Thanks.........
     
  6. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 2, 2012

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    Very poor photos as you know. Lugs look bent. Dial looks refinished but can't be sure from image, could just be old style. Movement is dark and dingy so I can't tell. You want this one cheap if you buy.
     
  7. Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Dec 2, 2012

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    The seller wants USD 1500 maybe can go down to USD 1250. I don't think that's cheap.
     
  8. ulackfocus Dec 2, 2012

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    The lugs definitely are bent inwards. Don't know if that dial has been cleaned or refinished a while back, but it's not worth $1500. $1250 isn't a bad price for an 18ct model. There are quite a few dial refinishers who do a nice job with IWC's fonts.
     
  9. gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Dec 2, 2012

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    I think the dial logo and the dots look right. I also see the "Swiss" at the bottom. It's barely there, but that's how it should be.

    Lugs are a mess, but this can be fixed by a good jeweler. I also noticed that there is a US import mark on the movement of "CYN". Are you sure that it's 18K gold? It may be 14K if it is made for the US market.

    Given that it probably needs a service also, even $1,250 is probably on the high side for this particular example. All this work is going to cost money that has to come from the price if this deal is going to make any financial sense at all.
    gatorcpa
     
  10. Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Dec 2, 2012

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    Thank's Gator,
    Yes there is 0.750 sign in the caseback, which also has 1684284 number.
    I notice in the movement there is CYN and adjusted for three positions writing that I don't see in other examples above, but otherwise identical.

    I pass the opportunity just because I haven't had a trusted jeweler and watchmaker in Jakarta.
     
  11. gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Dec 3, 2012

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    Here is a discussion thread regarding another watch with the same import code and case number very close to the one you are considering:

    http://www.iwc.com/forum/en/discussion/15351/?page=1#post_178873

    On the adjustments, this is another anomoly that I noticed when researching IWC movements. Some movements were marked "adjusted", most were not. There is no apparent way to tell the difference without opening up a particular example. Differences could be by model reference, but this isn't mentioned even in IWC's own catalogs from the period. IWC generally did not submit adjusted movements to the COSC for independent testing back then that would enable them to use the word "Chronometer" on the dials.

    My understanding is that IWC's own internal testing was tougher than COSC standards,
    gatorcpa
     
  12. John Chris Il Duca de Luca Dec 6, 2012

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    BTW, the IWC Cal. 89 movement powered the celebrated RAF Mark 11 air chronometre, 1948+; another version of the Mark 11 chronometre was made by Jaeger LeCoultre, powered by the lovely cal 488. Both were (are) extraordinarily fine military watches, marked with the broad arrow. The IWC cal. 89 went on to a long and successful civilian career. A few hundred pounds? Not a problem!
     
  13. Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Dec 6, 2012

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    Dear Gatorcpa,
    Thank you for your enlightment. I am still novice at Omega, but almost zero knowledge on vintage IWC.
    I will try to be patient and learn more before strike a deal.
     
  14. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Dec 9, 2012

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    Here's one that was discussed in the Recommended Ebay watches thread a while ago. Now it's mine

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    joining a shark fin Dennis advised me on....

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