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I used to think it was clever to confuse comedy with tragedy. Now I wish I could distinguish them. John le Carré
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clepsydra Wrote:Recently I was shown a 666 piepan dial from the 60's that was NOT attracted to a magnet.Please clarify/confirm the above statement. Is this piepan dial from a Ref 666A or Ref 666AD?
clepsydra Wrote:The information I have, directly from Schaffhausen, is that dials of the Ref 666A (no date) were made of brass, and that a soft iron plate was inserted between the dial and the movement to complete the upper part of the Faraday cage. In this case the "feet" of the dial are longer to go through the plate and reach the movement to be secured.The dials of all other Ref 666AD (date) and Ref 866A (no date) and Ref 866AD (date) are made of soft iron.If the piepan dial in question is not made of soft iron, and is a genuine dial, I suspect it could have been originally a dial for a "regular" IWC with a cal 8521 or 8531 repainted and with "INGENIEUR" added. I've seen that done before. A good image may help.I could be wrong, in which case further reseach would be necessary.
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