clepsydra Wrote:Hi Rlaph. A very intersting story and history indeed.I have another IWC military PW, bronzed steel/gold plated, with cal 57 Peerless, one of a batch of 12 sold to S&C in 1915, according to Knirim's book, although I suspect there were more.It was acquired by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths of London, who painted their logo on the dial, and where it was probably RATED. It was delivered to the War Department, probably to an Army Artillary Unit, where it may have seen action on the trenches of WW I.Do you have any idea what the K stands for?
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clepsydra Wrote in reply to:Simius Wrote:looks great, just out of curiosity, are all the Mark XI's in original conditions with original parts???...cheers,yitzhakHi Yitzak,All my Mark 11s have only original IWC parts. They have been, however, serviced regularly by the respective services while they were in service to maintain accuracy. Two of them were overhauled at IWC after decommission, and parts were replaced.Althought I can't be certain, I am convinced the BOAC Mark 11 is either as it left the factory, or very close. The dial and hands are definitely factory original.
Simius Wrote:looks great, just out of curiosity, are all the Mark XI's in original conditions with original parts???...cheers,yitzhak
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