shing Wrote:How interesting a puzzle. When I quickly went through the early 70s vintage catalogs I thought this resembled the quartz Da Vincis most. Also, if memory serves me correctly from last night's pics - the movement number seemed to read 3541B, even though DateYourIWC says, and the movement design looks like, a 8541B. I am not sure if this error was intentional - but just my 2 cents newbie opinion.
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Regards, Shing | email iwcforme1976 (at) gmail (dot) comtime does not change us. it just unfolds us. max frisch.all that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that. baltasar gracian.
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oneredtrim Wrote:Are you sure it is a Ref 9602? My understanding is the Ref 9602 had a Cal 150 movement not a Cal 8541".Cheers from the cellarI wonder if Schaffhausen re-referenced the gold lots they were rumoured to have switched out the electronics in favour of an automatic movement...for some Middle-eastern customers on the knocker. I'd expect if they did'nt the case and movement numberings would suffice in identifying them.Corporateangel...is the information you are after only one-way or is there a fee involved in discovering if your lot arrived via the U.K. ?
oneredtrim Wrote:No worries with the modification Corporate...i had a sneaky feeling i had seen it before (JW owned it & CS made the attachments).Should you buy it....most likely no, wrong time of day to be buying incomplete gold lumps, half a decade ago you would have stood half a chance of finding 1 of the two possible braclet styles to fit that model, now them lone bracelets have found a value all of thier own..not needing the case in order to ring the £bell.
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Michael Friedberg Wrote:Corporateangel --back then, IWC didn't produce customized watches (and doesn't today, except the Siderale). This was done ex-factory by someone else, which has little interest to most collectors who like authenticity. As such its value is probably close to its gold salvage value which is where it might end up and probably is around the above number.
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