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Hans-Georg Aberle Wrote:Hi Ralph,as far as I remember there should be a Sav. c.IWC 20lig. (c.53) in my collection, built 1889. During this weekend I'll look for the watch and send pictures, compared with a 19 lig c.53.I think that the last 20lig. pw's were built in 1893(?)
Hans-Georg Aberle Wrote:Here are the results;The left pw is a "normal" c.53 with 19 lig., built in 1924 the right pw is a Sav. c.IWC 20lig. (c.53), movement no.417XX and in the archive books it has 20 lig. It is an obviously larger and heavier watch (136 grams!). Both case-materials are 585 (14K) gold.Case-diameters: left 52 mm right 55 mmmovement-diam.: 41,2 mm 41,4 mmLeft pw: movement diameter with the rim of the case that keeps the movement: 43 mm (near 19 lig)right pw: movement diameter with the small ring (tip of the pencil): 45,1 mm,that are just 20 lig.Two results: the 19 lig. movement is not exact 19 lig. large, the 20 lig. movement has the same diameter as the 19 lig. pw. The extension to 20 lig.has been done by a ring, as Ralph supposed.This statement of coures can only made for the watch I described. Perhaps there are other examples to prove it.