HajoFair Winds and Following Seas
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clepsydra Wrote:IWC pocket watches kept Italian trains from colliding, IWC deck watches helped German and UK ships through the oceans, IWC wrist watches were used by the Luftwaffe and the RAF to navigate through the air, and synchronized the UK Army.Altogether, a remarkable record.
hajoth Wrote:Excellent information, thank you Adrian.You used the term "Method Glashuette" in the way setting the hands. Does it mean that it was originally invented or improved by the saxonian manufactures?RegardsHajo
alwaysiwc Wrote:Hello Hajo,Yes, the "Glashütte Zeigerstellung" was invented by The Saxonion company but used also by IWC. A funny thing happens if you get an IWC PW in your hand with this "Glashütte" hand setting. The small lever when pushed inwards, is often not recognised and than it is impossible to set the watch. I have met collectors who waited to wind the watch until the next day the exact time corresponded with the time indicated on the dial as well as somebody who flipped up the front lid and set the hands by using a finger to rotate the hands!Kind regards,Adrian,(alwaysiwc).
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