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flyrobyfly36 Wrote:Very interesting post!I've tried to translate the German text and, for what I've understood, the box should look uncommon indeed (or maybe my translation was simply wrong).
watch the time...
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thomasa8 Wrote:A great question and one I wish we had some photographic evidence to support. In preparation for the launch of the Portuguese Yacht Club a few years ago and my own interest in the "Club Family" I was allowed access to the IWC archives. With great support from the museum staff and Hannes Pantlli we tried to find a box and some evidence of the Polo Club box. As you can see in the definition of this article - in German - the box was special with wood and steel supports. I am not sure the origin of the information for the interview by Urs Egginer who authored the article - but in discussions with Hannes it sounds like this was the "box" that was used for the display rather than for transport. These watches as you know were commercially not that successful and hence their rarity and it is supposed that maybe even they didn't have an official box at all ! The Golf club didnt - so why would the Polo Club ! It would be great to turn back time or for someone to come forward with the complete original set. The era of buyers in the days of the late 70's and early 80's when the Polo Club and Golf Clubs were spending significant time in store windows was very different than today. I hope that Heikos request will be able to catalyse some new information. I know many collectors here who are very interested too. PS: If you get a chance to own a Polo Club - even without a box - think seriously before letting the opportunity pass by.
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