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kovacs Wrote:As far as we can see, these are genuine IWC certificates that the AD was issuing together with the watch, well before the current plastic cards were used. They basically guarantee the provenance and the quality of the manufacture of the watch sold. They are in French, so presumably coming from a Swiss or French AD. They date from the 1950's at the time when family Homberger-Rauschenbach was at the helm. The numbers refer to both the case and movement numbers of the watch. If one takes case 1,318,099 and movement 1,318,219 into DateYourIWC, it corresponds to a Calibre 89 (a wristwatch) sold around 1954. It is great to find these documents, it is even greater to find the accompanying watch! To see another example, just search for the following post on the forum:"ORIGINAL PAPERS (IN PORTUGUESE) FOR A VINTAGE PORTUGIESER".
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