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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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8541 Wrote:Alan, the Cal.97 weighs in at 37.8mm and the entire watch in the stainless case has a diameter of 45mm.We have seen these pieces posted up here before - for instance at Cal.97The movement is very classic and one of the thinest IWC built!Best regardsMark
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8541 Wrote:Gents, some things around SPA treatments.1) MF has previously pointed out (correctly) that it might not always be a sound investment to invest significant funds in a full restorations projects by Schaffhausen, when it's possible to buy similar pieces with possibly cases & dials being in much better condition and at very reasonable prices out there on the market. This is true.2) clepsydra has often explained to me in the past, whenever I reached out to him in near panic (regarding the wisdom of complete SPA restoration programs) that indeed this "vintage collecting" hobby, is one where often emotion rather than logic abounds - and that if one is in it only for the "investment value" that other self imposed rules would need to apply. 3) Shing is so right in the fact "knowing the great condition u will get it back in, and finally the thrill of receiving it back sparkling " certainly is part of it for me.4) Marriages, so often discussed here is/are a sensitive issue. But as MF has clearly stated, and it's a statement I fully endorse - Marriages (or as MF once called it "Frankenwatches") have ZERO interest or value to collectors.5)I would never - ever desecrate an IWC vintage watch by for example stripping it out of a gold case, for the value of the GOLD or moving one movement from an existing IWC case into another IWC case by making one good watch out of two 'bad" ones (yes - that's also a marriage).So, I hear you Alan, Andrew and I do find the idea appealing - but will only do so if I can maintain the original "concept" (whatever that means?) of keeping this watch and this movement (if the extract proves they match - I'm still waiting on that) together for perpetuity.We shall see. I'll let you know.Best regardsMark
You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime you find, you get what you need. Keith Richards, Mick Jagger.
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