Time is a river without banks. Marc Chagall.
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alwaysiwc Wrote:... A special adventure about IWC Deck watches should be shared with you. It was posted before , about 3 years ago. In October 2009, Tonny Berteloot and I drove to Cologne, Germany, to visit the watch fair. We met a German dealer once again, a person of whom I had bought several interesting IWC PW's.All of the sudden, this dealer took 2 boxes from the floor and opened them for us. One was the original box, containing the very rare IWC "Schaufenster Uhr", used by IWC AD's to show how accurate an IWC PW could be.But.........the other box contained 10 ( TEN), Royal Navy Deck Watches, made by IWC.After the shock, the question was of course if he would be inclined PLEASE to sell one or more.The man answered : "This is my pension capital sum. I will sell now not any. I am conviced that this stuff is more worth than any euro in the bank. Come back to me when I am old, poor and lonesome" Quite a statement....and how predictive he was.Kind regards,Adrian,(alwaysiwc).
Nelson Wrote:Wow, wow, wow- this is fascinating, and I am really learning so much about the military past of IWC. Thanks to you all for showing us these extraordinary and rare pieces, and explaining the details.Nelson
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clepsydra Wrote:This has been a most interesting and instructive thread. I am ever amazed at what I did not know I did not know. Thanks to all who contributed, especially Adrian and Hajo.
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alwaysiwc Wrote:Well Hajo,Your comment on the "confusing Bund " (ref.135) is very interesting. How sure are you, stating that this watch " could have been a prototype"? Konrad Knirim and Juergen King were very conclusive about that this Bund PW had been issued.....Please explain to me what the abbreviation VEBEG means. I want to learn !Grüsse nach Aachen,Kind regards,Adrian,(alwaysiwc).
HajoFair Winds and Following Seas
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