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clepsydra Wrote:Hi Hajo, AdrianA thermometer in a deck watch used for astro navigation makes a lot of sense. My comments are only relevant to pocket watches.Apologize if I sound even more pedantic than I really am. :)
HajoFair Winds and Following Seas
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alwaysiwc Wrote:Roberto,Your question about the movement, being constructed to the specifications of a regulator is very interesting. Here is the movement of the actual watch. I can be completely wrong, but I would say : cal 98 with a transfer of hands( hour hand and second hand) to other wheels as usual, but no deletion of wheels and pinions.Kind regards,Adrian.(alwaysiwc).
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Hello Adrian,historically attending a thermometer besides a watch has its roots like all the time measuring in naval history. You find these thermometers (Reaumur) in high qualified shipchronometers. It was essential for survival to get an exact position when approaching an unkown coast or tidal waters.Remember our discussion about our deck watches and sideral navigation sometimes ago :-).So, in my eyes, your temperature indicating regulateur IWC PW is a lovely reminiscence to time measuring history from IWC.RegardsHajo
8541 Wrote:Thanks Gents, for a most interesting thread here.I am pretty sure that useful or not, that that IWC mechanical temperature gauge was very well calibrated and would have been pretty accurate, when acclimatized and at ambient temperature. I would love to have this watch on my desk, hanging on a pocket watch stand showing both time (in a rather unique format) as well as temperature.I look forward to the next one.Best regardsMark
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mb 75 Wrote:Hello Ad,It's just great to have you back here! Makes my day and gives me new energy to check the forum!!Brings back goo memories!this was a long time ago!
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