condition: excellent make / manufacturer: IWC size / dimensions: 48mm
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Vintage 1913 International Watch Company 14k gold 48mm pocket watch with calibre 73 movement.
This watched belonged to my Uncle who passed away last year. I suspect that he purchased it sometime in the 1970s or 1980s and doubt that it was used often.
The mechanism is a 16-jewel calibre 73 finger-bridge pin-set movement. The movement is engraved with serial number 584280
The gold guilloche dial includes an inset second hand on it's own dial. The outer dial has black roman numerals for every hour with the "6" cut-off by the bottom of the second-hand arc. The hour and minute hands are Breguet style blued steel.
This timepiece has dual hinged back case.
The inside of the outer case is polished gold stamped with the following hallmarks: crown in a circle, 14k gold shield and IWC "Probus Scafusia" hallmarks. It is also stamped with the case serial number "651124".
The outer surface of the inner case cover is polished 14k gold engraved with "INTERNATIONAL WATCH CO SCHAFFHAUSEN." The inside of the inner case is 14k gold and burnished in a circular pattern. It includes the same hallmarks and serial number as the outer case.
The watch is running well but there are no service details and no documentation or boxes.