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Michael Friedberg Wrote:Hi David,Your last question is a good one, And I don't have a definitive answer.
Michael Friedberg Wrote:I do know there were UK import duties, and importing movements only may have been a tariff reduction technique. Clearly Jaeger leCoultre did that in the US, although starting about 30 years later. And IWC did so in the US with its CresArrow cased watches.
Michael Friedberg Wrote:But also I can imagine it being simple business negotiation. IWC supplies some uncased movements today to Ralph Lauren. I can imagine Stauffer simply negotiating for raw movements, which might increase their margins on finished watches.
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hajoth Wrote:Hi David,Is it possible to get further informations about a Stauffer watch except the movement number? Probably the number below the IWC movement No.?DYIWC: cal.53, Sav. 19lig.H6 from 1910. The watch itself is a 'hunting watch' and was sold by West&Son, Jewellers, Dublin. Just interested in the history :-).RegardsHajo
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