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Seeking information on grandfather's vintage pocketwatch
Jan. 24, 2011
1 Discussions and Comments
Member since Jan. 24, 2011
I have in my possession a pocketwatch that is around 100 years old.
I don't have much knowledge on vintage watches or IWC watches so I'm looking for any information.
I was told my grandpa bought this pocketwatch from a Japanese governor in 1905 (give or take couple of years).
My father never used it he just kept it and that's how it's in such great shape for being 100 years old.
Here are some pics..any information on it's value and history will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Jan. 24, 2011
2,617 Discussions and Comments
Member since March 22, 2001
You will need to open the back of the watch (if you do not know how to do this, please take it to a watchmaker otherwise you may damage the case) and record the numbers on the movement and the case number. Both can give some indication of when the watch was manufactured and the movement number will allow the movement to be indentified.
Nice watch, it is unusual to see an IWC marked as "Chronometre", and I presume the chain is of the same era as the watch.
Look forward to seeing the case and movement numbers.
Cheers from the cellar
Last edited: 4 January, 2013 - 22:35