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HajoFair Winds and Following Seas
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Best regards,Jim"We are the other people, we are the other people...you're the other people too!" Frank Zappa
clepsydra Wrote:A treasure. Thanks for sharing.
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alwaysiwc Wrote:About the comments on the case and the dial : there are some new facts!I was told by David Seyffer that this watch was sold May 14, 1886 to a Dutch wholesaler : E. D. Elias. But...only the movement was sold. This means that the 18 kt gold case as well as the dial have been provided in Holland, but certainly not by IWC.The watch is further interesting as it belongs to a very early series of Elgin 111 watches, a series comprising the numbers 11201-11400. Of course preceeded by (20), so 2011201-2011400. Considering the data, the original IWC goal to make movements rather than complete watches, was also true here.When I saw this watch, I hesitated to buy it for 2 reasons :1. There is this dial with Arabic numbers.2. The seller described the watch as having the movement number 2044373, a movement number that by far was not corresponding with the existing movements of cal. 47 watches( Elgin 111), which I had in my data base. But studying the movement number with a magnifying glass it was clear that the "44" was indeed "11".Kind regards,Adrian,(alwaysiwc).
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