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Michael Friedberg Wrote:If by "gold capped" you mean the case is gold except for a steel back, then the model should be a reference 766 or 766 AD.If you mean "plated" gold, then to my knowlege that wasn't ever done by IWC on any model (except some pocket watches) and I suspect it's an after-market alteration.
oceandweller Wrote in reply to:Michael Friedberg Wrote:If by "gold capped" you mean the case is gold except for a steel back, then the model should be a reference 766 or 766 AD.If you mean "plated" gold, then to my knowlege that wasn't ever done by IWC on any model (except some pocket watches) and I suspect it's an after-market alteration.HiThanks for your prompt reply.The whole bezel is in 14k solid gold, while the top of the four lugs (a layer above each one of the four) are in 14k solid gold, too. The sides (inner and outer) of the lugs. The remaining parts of the case are all in steel.This is rather worrying because I hate to wear a watch that has been 'molested'.Thank you.
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Greg Chalk Wrote:Michael. Having been in the trade many years ago, there used to be a rule in the UK that if a watch was gold on the front but the back was steel then the watch was not able to be hallmarked and was plated or rolled gold rather than 9/14 or 18 carat. Is this marriage of a genuine gold front and a steel back something that happens (happened) for certain markets only?
iwcforme Wrote:It sounds genuine enough but you can send it to IWC for authentication and supply of stammbuchauszug ( extract from the ledger ) Here's mine. They are termed as "mixte case" ......mine is 14ct gold/ steel Ivaniwcforme
Michael Friedberg Wrote:Greg -I don't know where 766s were sold. I know they were sold I'm Switzerlamd, but I don't know if they were not sold in the UK.Oceandweller -I'm not Ivan but his is a 766 and the crown should be gold. Only the back is steel on that model (and without seeing yours I wonder if it has a switched back).