Champthekid Wrote:Thanks Ben. So the next question is does the "C" and "S" denote where the case was manufactured? What do the different letters mean/denote? This is very interesting to me.
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bendy Wrote in reply to:Champthekid Wrote:Thanks Ben. So the next question is does the "C" and "S" denote where the case was manufactured? What do the different letters mean/denote? This is very interesting to me.I think the letters can be used as an indication as to where they may have been manufactured but not as a 100% indication - it is an indication of the Assayer's office where the metal was certified as being what the manufacture stated it was - my understanding is that the case is made, a statement is made by the manufacturer as to the fineness and metal used and then the case or a sample is sent off to the assayer's office to certify that the statement made by the manufacture is correct - the Assayer's office does not need to be in the same are as the place the case was made but logistically speaking it makes sense to use one closest to to point of manufacture - of course unless some Assayer's are only approved for certain metals or there is some financial reason to use one that is not near the point of manufacture.This is just information I have gleamed over the last 2 days regarding the legal intricacies of precious metals in Switzerland from articles on the internet - whilst those published by the Swiss government should be held as reliable the rest has the standard tick of authenticity that comes with articles on the internet (a large pinch of salt needs to be taken with each) - I am neither a lawyer or a swiss jeweller so maybe someone with a little more knowledge can enlighten us? :)Cheers,Ben
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cinq Wrote:As promised here a shot of the markings on my white gold Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Pisa:Sorry for the bad quality picture, the light wasn't ideal but I am not quite happy with the maximum magnification of my macro lens either.Kind regards,Clemens
cinq Wrote:My dad and I both had a good look with a loupe and both think that it's a letter C. I hope this helps.Kind regards,Clemens