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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:50 am

Here at long last are a few photos of the watch I inherited from my grandfather:

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It is an IWC he purchased (according to IWC records) in 1925. At this time it is in perfect working condition and keeps good time.
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His initials, engraved by the jeweler from whom he purchased the watch. I never had the pleasure of meeting him as he died when I was a baby.

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The inside of the case, IWC logo and motto and 14K gold stamp. More difficult to see are the jewelers marks when maintenance was performed, but there are quite a few along the outer rim of the inside of the case.
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The base metal innermost case, stamped International Watch Company, Schaffhausen. Everything is original IWC and matching, something that caught me by surprise as I learned more about how most men bought a movement first then cased it.
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The movement. The small IWC 'Probus Scafusia' is visible. Again, everything working perfectly and when I keep it wound it keeps very good time. I am planning a trip to IWC in NYC to have it serviced and lubricated. Otherwise, I will not have it restored in any way. Thank you for reading.

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Post by koimaster on Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:52 am

Beautiful watch! A family heirloom to pass down to the generations that follow you.

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“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:18 am

Gorgeous watch with a priceless history.
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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:19 am

Beautiful watch, Anthony! Like Alain said, something to be treasured but future generations.

Do yourself a favor, though, and stop winding it until you get it serviced. If the oils have dried up, it can lead to damage and wear, and increase the service costs down the line.
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Post by Guest on Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:54 am

Thank you gentlemen. Conjurer, I will stop winding it as I did not know that.
I mentioned in my introduction, but forgot to add to this thread, that this watch spent several decades sewn into a pillow because my grandparents refused to let it fall into the hands of Soviet Union soldiers who were pilfering everything else.
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Post by Guest on Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:46 am

Wow. That is a treasure. Most cool and handsome with a great history.
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