Jaren '40 IWC
International Watch Company
Begin jaren '40
Uurwerk kal. IWC 83
Ø ca. 34.5 mm
This early 1940’s watch from International Watch Company carries the well-known 83 caliber movement, this caliber can also be found in the so-called ‘Dirty Dozen’ and to be precise in the Mark X a Military watch from IWC.
The name ‘Dirty Dozen’ was given by the watch collector’s circle and relates to the movie from the 1960s, depicting the misadventures of 12 soldiers during the World War II.
In actuality their where 13 WWW (Enicar) but we all can imagine why the kept this under warps
IWC provided the movements, dials and hands to factories in other countries, this explains why some cases are not signed by IWC.
Considered a big watch in those days it is now regarded as medium (to some even small) but beware, times are changing.
We can honestly say we have noticed a significant change in the attitude towards the vintage watch sizes.
Besides the overhaul on the movement the watch is as is, except for the crystal and a fresh new strap.