Gron Wrote:Hi Mike,So if I get you right ETA produces individually for different companies. Means the IWC specific ones you will not find in any other watch than an IWC. Which would be nice, because it´s an outsourced Homemade then (in my eyes).I would love to see photos from an "old" and "new" movement,maybe i have to change my life and become a watchmaker ;)- a new challenge to get those pictures.thank you very much for your input,André
MikeAye, Mateys! Me thinks it's time!
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alon3232 Wrote:So any verified information to when is the date (2006 ? 2007 ?) when IWC stopped modifying ETA 7750 themselves and started getting them as completed kits from ETA ?I have a 2005 3719 AT and would love to know if my piece was still modified by IWC
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alwaysiwc Wrote:Analysing the answers and opinions in this thread, I can see 2 basic issues.1.The buyers of a high-end Swiss watch such as IWC might expect that every IWC has been made completely in the IWC factory. I guess, there is no AD telling his customer that the watch, liked by the customer, has an ETA movement, yes or no altered or adapted, unless the customer asks specifically. We collectors do know that not only the movement is delivered by ETA but that also the case, crown, dial, hands etc. come from other manufacturers, although IWC has designed, developed and tested the watch.2.I can understand the initiator of this thread : Matteo, because between the lines one can read that the ETA movements can be found as well abundantly, in Swiss watches which cost a fraction (20 %) of the price for an IWC. Why there are so many differences between this category of watches and IWC time pieces, has been highlighted extensively in this thread.Kind regards,Adrian,(alwaysiwc).
Simius Wrote:...'Original and Authentic' becomes even more difficult to define..what do the others think???
What you do may not be so important, but it is very important that you do it well. (my variation of a saying by Gandhi)
Emir Ulkumen Wrote:Dear IWC friends,I thoroughly share your comments about pricing of ETA or ETA based mechanized watches.I think we also need to keep in mind that ETA movements are more reliable some of in-house calibers. (not IWC, but there are some others)My strategy here is to go for in-house calibers with specialty mechanism and particular complication. Otherwise what is point for solo tempo or simple day date mechanisms?While ETA movements have been regarded as ordinary, I mean, what are the main differences between hundreds of in-house movements from hundreds of brands?