Starting in summer 1884 and for the next few years, IWC produced many of these Pallweber pocket watches. IWC’s sales records show that there were about 16,590 of these watches made and sold until the 1890s.
IWC Pallweber watches were intended to be heirlooms. They were cutting-edge by 19th century standards but still evoked the finest handcrafted traditions.
All these watches had two windows revealing the hour and minute digits. But then the similarity ceased. The dials reflected numerous different languages for the words “hour” or “minutes”, since the watches were sold in numerous markets, from Russia to Portugal, France, the UK, Spain, and Germany among others.