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    Questions about IWC Cal 8351

    Hey everyone,

    Looking at vintage IWCs at the moment and noticed this guy which I found quite strange for two reasons:

    1) Lume on the hands but not the dial, which the seller claims is standard. Upon further research this seems to be common for similar looking models to have a lumed dial but nothing on the hands

    2) Lume on the dial actually glows faintly (no Swiss “T” - is this luminova?) , and seller claims its never been refinished. However the watch is supposedly from the 60s - is this a service replacement?

    Anybody have experience with vintage IWCs and is able to chime in?




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    Re: Questions about IWC Cal 8351

    No the watch is not correct. It can sometimes be ok to have lumed hands with an unlumed dial, but the situation as shown with a lumed dial and un-lumed hands is not right. If you see other examples, they are frankens.

    More generally, the dial is probably completely re-done.
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    Re: Questions about IWC Cal 8351

    A badly done re-dial. Hands look too thick and don't belong to this watch. Don't even bother to send a movement shot. Just stay away from the watch.!!
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    Re: Questions about IWC Cal 8351

    Thanks for your input guys, I’ll steer clear of this one.


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    Re: Questions about IWC Cal 8351

    Eapfep...Hello!

    Here's a quick thought: what if the case & movement are in Great Shape, and it's 'only' the dial that's not so good?

    If the selling price is Good ( i.e., low enough ), I suggest that this could still be a good deal. If you want an IWC because of its' mechanical excellence--and not so much for it's 'value' as a collectible--than what's really bad about a less-than-perfect dial? It's still an IWC, and it's really not the watch's fault that the dial is a bit rough.

    I own several Swiss ww's that are pretty-high Grade. Some are 100% original and are nice running pieces...some showed up a bit worn-out: they're still welcome at my place.

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