Dating an iwc watch
One can see the pusher mechanism for setting the time right below the crown at the 4 o’clock position.The dial is classic 19th century with Roman numerals. The design similarities to a Calibre 53 are striking.Calibre 63 was a Lépine movement, while the companion Calibre 64 was a Savonette or “Hunter” style with the crown at 3 o’clock.In many respects, these movements look like miniaturized Calibre 52 or 53 movements.
His contribution was honoured in 1952, when he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of St. He had joined his father's company in 1934 and took control after his death in April 1955.He had got to know the watch business in French-speaking Switzerland and France; in 1883 he joined IWC and stayed with the company for 52 years.He was responsible for getting factory operations up and running smoothly and acquiring new customers.Instead, a small pusher is depressed, which disengages the winding mechanism and allows the crown to move the hands.The Calibre 64, being a Savonette model, is called a Savonnette à target”, where a slide or lever is used instead to set the mechanism.