(also posted in the IWC section)
I've been trying to do some research into this old 'trench watch' which has recently been given to me, and although I have found out some interesting information about it, there are still a few bits I am unsure of.
If the watch looks a little odd in this picture, it is because it is only ledged together for the photograph to give you an idea of how it looks when built up.
What I have found so far (true or false?):
From the case markings:
Sterling Silver - Assayed in London 1916
Sponser/Importer mark CN - Charles Nicolet, director of Stauffer, Son & Co
Case Maker F B - Francois Borgel of Geneva Switzerland
Signed S&Co with a small crown above the initials (Stauffer, Son & Co), other markings include the word 'PEERLESS' (written below the balance wheel), SWISS MADE and the serial number 643767
IWC SAV Calibre. 64 from 1916
Although I seem to have found quite a good bit of information, I am unsure exactly how much of it is correct, and I'm also a little confused about the relationship between Stauffer, Son & Co and IWC?
The dial simply reads 'SPORTSMAN', which I can find no reasoning for at all? Also, there is no mention of IWC on the watch case or movement, although, through my research, I am sure it is one of their watches?
Any help or clarification of what I have already found will be very helpful and much appreciated please guys?
Thanks for taking a look