Monday, September 29, 2014
All the Type II watches (and the first contract of Type Is, five in all) were contracted by the Army from 1972 to 1977, first through Frankford Arsenal, Pennsylvania, then when Frankford started the wind down for its closure, the last two contacts were made through Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois.
Although, the last contracts for the Type I and II was set in 1977, production under these contacts lasted until 1980.
There were 9,223 Type II, Class A watches made, around 6,000 Type I, and maybe 1000 Type II, Class Bs...
Friday, September 26, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
" International Watch Co. "
During the early 1990s, I have bought an IWC while on vacation with fellow colleagues in UK. I have sold it for a small profit after a while and I have focused my collection mainly on Rolex. Given the increasing in prices for Rolex, I have started to collect Grand Seiko, Omega and recently to IWC as a result of the MarkX and Mark XI.
I have used several of my other brands of vintage watches to trade for this stainless Steel Snap-Back Case, Ref. 527, silvered original Dial, embossed, Steel Markers and arabic Numerals, Steel luminous Hands, Sweep Second, decorated 17 Jewels Movement, Cal. 89, Shock-Protection, Switzerland, ca. 1965, Diameter ca. 35 mm. 1696028
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
The first Memovox models were hand wound, Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 489.