What you do may not be so important, but it is very important that you do it well. (my variation of a saying by Gandhi)
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Sunflower Wrote:I have two vintage watches.My first watch (1960) never saw a watchmaker, so it must be both original and authentic. It still kind of runs, but it looks quite awful and probably isn't worth 10 Euro.My second watch (1968) saw a watchmaker once, after a 1,80 meter fall. I just don't know if parts were replaced or just repaired. When the latter, it might be a modified original and authentic watch, otherwise probably not, depending of the definition. It still looks beautiful, it is an icon for the brand. It ran great, but at the moment it is difficult to wind, it runs for a while, and so should see the watchmaker/factory for a refreshing internal spa. It might be worth quite an interesting amount of money.Any ideas how my watches should be classified? What would that classification then mean, how could I profit because of this?Kind regards,Paul
MikeAye, Mateys! Me thinks it's time!
clepsydra Wrote:Hi Bo,This is a work in progress and it is far too early to start labeling specific watches. We may come up with something interesting, or not.If we do, this will only interest a limited number of vintage IWC collectors, and only as a guideline. I doubt IWC would adopt any criteria we agree upon, if we ever do.
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bosseg Wrote:The case was polished. IWC did not list the parts that had been replaced. So, I have a vintage IWC with no records of parts replaced and with the original dial. Having followed the discussion, I would like to know how this watch would be classified. Bo
Time is something invented by the Swiss to help sell more watches
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Time is a river without banks. Marc Chagall
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