MADE IN SCHAFFHAUSEN
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Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Samuel L Clemens a.k.a. Mark Twain
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clepsydra Wrote:As Michael said, it is a rare Ref 325 with cal 74. Congratulations. The Portuguese customs' puncture in the lower right lug is unusual. This is the first time I see it there, but this is totally irrelevant.The problem is the dial. It is incongruent with the hands. The hands are luminous but the dial is not. The original dial also had luminous markers. The reason for this is because, during its long life, the dial of this Ref 325 must have deteriorated and the owner had it repainted by a Portuguese dial restorer in Lisbon. This artisan, now deceased, did a fantastic job but the IWC cursive script is not perfect as you can clearly see in the ch.The crown is also not original, but that is not a big deal.I suggest sending the watch to Schaffhausen to restore the dial to its original condition, with luminous markers if possible. although I doubt it, and the get the Extract from the Ledger.
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Regards, Shing | email iwcforme1976 (at) gmail (dot) comtime does not change us. it just unfolds us. max frisch.all that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that. baltasar gracian.
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