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    IWC Pocket Watch?

    Hello all, a friend has asked for more information about the watch shown here, unfortunately my watch knowledge only goes back to the 1960s so I was wondering if anyone out there recognizes the movement and makers mark please?

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    Re: IWC Pocket Watch?

    UW CO = Urania Watch Co Biel Switzerland Mikrolisk - The horological trade mark index

    Addition: Well the movement I'd recognized until now from this maker are more at home in the low budget segment but I have not really concerned with them. I've the idea about a bid swiss cheating for the American market. Can you evaluete if the srews position the chatons or if they are just funny senceless srews in a brass plate? May be I'm wrong .


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    Re: IWC Pocket Watch?

    Why do you think this is an IWC watch? Neither the dial nor movement are marked International Watch Company.
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    Re: IWC Pocket Watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by badbackdan View Post
    Why do you think this is an IWC watch? Neither the dial nor movement are marked International Watch Company.
    I don't think it's an IWC, that's what my friend has excitedly assumed, so I put that as the title with a question mark.
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    Re: IWC Pocket Watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by SilkeN View Post
    UW CO = Urania Watch Co Biel Switzerland Mikrolisk - The horological trade mark index

    Addition: Well the movement I'd recognized until now from this maker are more at home in the low budget segment but I have not really concerned with them. I've the idea about a bid swiss cheating for the American market. Can you evaluete if the srews position the chatons or if they are just funny senceless srews in a brass plate? May be I'm wrong
    Thank you for the information, I only have the pictures posted so can't evaluate the screws as you ask, I'll pass on what you have told me about the movement.

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    Re: IWC Pocket Watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by v8chrono View Post
    I don't think it's an IWC, that's what my friend has excitedly assumed, so I put that as the title with a question mark.
    I agree with you, not IWC. Every IWC PW I have seen, including my own, have International Watch Company clearly marked on dial and movement.
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    Re: IWC Pocket Watch?

    A Buren with some small difference, but the design is the same.

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    Re: IWC Pocket Watch?

    Its difficult to find the movement because Urania Watch and Co is not really well documentated. I fear Buren, except theit caliber 10, is nicer finished. Personal I think they are often underrated. We'll see if that are sham srews. In this case I would exclude Buren even if the design is simular.

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    Addition: I'd searched a while. All I found is a movement within the bay with an Hamton dial. URANIA 16 S POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT, HAMPDON DIAL HANDS, GOOD BALLENCE WHEEL STAFF | eBay.
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