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AdrND Wrote:Hi everybody!I am new here. I am a watch collector, owning a couple of IWC vintage watches.I found a lot of data about them, but one is ... disturbing me a little bit.It is an IWC 88 (movt # 1,153,074) which dates it back to 1947. The case has # 2,006,053, which seems to be produced in 1971. Also the ref # is R 604, usually for a cal. 89.What is strange is:1. Lack of concordance between movt & case.2. The watch has the original case with the name of the owner: Gunnar Westerdahl. Also the back case has the engraving "Gunnar Westerdahl 1927-1952. General Motors Nordiska A.B." which dates the watch back to 1952.As far as I know, General Motors Nordiska A.B. opened on 26 January 1928, and closed as an assembly operation in 1957, so it makes some sense ... but ... The serial # of the case is quite strange for me ..Any idea, please? Thanks in advance!