Hello, everyone. This time, I'd like to show you some vintage IWC specimens. First, I'd like to know where is exactly the serial number of an IWC watch: it seems that one can find a number either on the internal face of the caseback or engraved on the movement. Which one shall I stick to?
Anyway, I'll infer my specimens' dates of manufacture from the numbers I could see by the pictures. Here it goes:
#1: 1949 IWC, serial 1193114 (caseback), cal. 89, solid gold case, 37 mm. I've never seen any vintage IWC dial with this kind of logo - have you? Other than that, seems OK.
#2: 1956 IWC, serial 1376886 (caseback), cal. 89, solid gold case, 33 mm. Seems pretty nice. Fixed lugs, non-original crown.
#3: 1967 IWC, serial 1885414 (movement), cal. 854, gold-plated case, 34 mm. No caseback pictures. Crown is probably a replacement.
#4: 1950 IWC, serial 1214122 (caseback), cal. 89, solid gold case, 36 mm. Beautiful lugs. Seems nice too.