Posted 8 months ago
Here is my timepiece to share for the day. This one is a bit of a mystery to me. I actually only bought it about a day ago, I saw a deal I couldn't pass up ($700 for watch/fob) and had to have it. Wasn't planning on buying a watch this week but this one was a steal.
The dial is marked "IWA" not "IWC", a swiss company many of you may be familiar with. With that said, the movement and the overall style of the timepiece scream IWC. I don't know if this is a partner company, redial, or a fake, but it is most definitely swiss like IWC and not a low quality item. I haven't been able to find but one other "IWA" marked dial watch out there and no one seemed to know anything about it. The movement is a high quality 15 jeweled work, I'm guessing it dates to around 1920. The watch runs and keeps good time.
The case it is housed in is absolutely beautiful, near mint aside from one small dent in the side of the bezel (which is 10 sided and a nice accent). It measures 52mm in diameter and is unengraved. It is solid 14k gold. Est weight 95-100 grams, a hefty piece.
As a bonus, the watch came with a 9/10ct solid gold fob (we will see if it is solid or not when it gets here) as I haven't seen a fob this thick and heavy with onyx in solid gold yet. I have to assume if it is solid gold the scrap value alone will nearly cover my purchase.
Anyways, hope you folks enjoyed this watch. It certainly has made my week and I will be eating a lobster dinner tonight I suppose.