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thomasa8 Wrote:It's such a shame the movement is not in the case designed for this movement. But I applaud your tenacity.
Cesus Wrote:Strange story! Is this then also a so called "Marriage"?Best,-christian
xophe Wrote in reply to:Cesus Wrote:Strange story! Is this then also a so called "Marriage"?Best,-christian Apparently we are jumping from this post to my other one on the old 325... :-)Some will call it a marriage. I will not. I am not trying to put this incredible movement into a dummy case with the excuse to make it work and make something badly similar.The original case is lost. Too bad.As IWC does not want to sell me a new case that would perfectly fit it (you can believe I tried many many times), I took the decision to build a new one, as close as possible to the genuine Portuguese design. It has no logo/printing of any kind on it pretending it is an IWC part. By the way, 5021 does not exist in steel. So even if I decide to sell this watch some day (which is not my intention), no one will pay the full price of a second hand IWC QP. And I am very fine with this statement.Best,Christophe.
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xophe Wrote:... I spent much time talking with the seller before moving ahead; he's from another very famous Swiss manufacturer, same group as IWC, with pretty high position in the company (I cross-checked the ID); he finished to convince me that this deal was clean. ...
What you do may not be so important, but it is very important that you do it well. (my variation of a saying by Gandhi)