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cardcat Wrote:I was just on the hunt for an IWC Cal 88 recently. My suspicion is that the watch is a fake. The following is a web site I found in my search that attempts to catalog the various watch faces and cases used for the Cal 88, and I do not see anything similar.http://www.time514.com/C88.htmAlso, I am equally new here but I do believe there is a prohibition on posting links to sale sites.
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oneredtrim Wrote:Useing the vintage catalogues (http://www.iwcforum.com/Vintage_Catalogs.html) may be fruitful than believing stock on a knocked-up website is automatically correct (a % of it isn't). The example posted by Gopwr appears to have had at least the dial re-painted...for whatever reason.
GoPwr Wrote:I took a look at the watch in person today. I was told that it was from the 70's. It is a hand wind not automatic. In addition, the face has some discoloration. I was told that the discoloration would be expected by a vintage buyer. As a novice, I did not notice the discoloration nor would I know if the 'patina' of sorts was an endearing quality or a degrading factor. Opinions?It really was a nice watch but I think that I want an automatic movement in a vintage watch from the 70's.
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