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1649: Gents Seeland, Silver, ca. 1910

Gross weight 75g
Accessories: none
Case:† 68224, Seeland,†German and Swiss silver hallmarks - Cuivre - coin silver 800, pink-gold plated edges, plastic crystal,†hinged bezel, hinged back, hinged†dust cover, D=50mm
Dial: - enamel,†sunk sub second and center
Movement: +39064 - 56310 - calibre Seeland 19''', gold plated, 15 jewels, stem wind and set, Swiss lever escapement, bimetallic screw balance with 2 adjustment screws, Breguet hairspring, patented snapp-in regulator with cap jewel (Fig.4)
Condition: C2-3, D3, M1-2, case degraded due to rubbed off pink-gold plating, else C1-2

Not an IWC!
After F.A. Jones' bankruptcy in 1876, Frederic Frank Seeland, a former employee of Waltham, became director of the IWC. But already in 1979 he escaped back to the U.S.A., before the IWC owners noticed the second bankruptcy. His role within establishing the Seeland Watch Co. is fuzzy, but already a patent from 1907 was filed for Judith & Cie., Successeurs de la Fabrique d'Horlogerie Seeland, which likely kept the brand Seeland because it was well established in the U.S.A.
† † †Seeland's short and unglorious career at IWC is enough to make almost every Seeland watch on ebay an IWC in disguise, but actually both† have nothing to do with each other. Unfortnately I can't deny the consequence: Here a Seeland is also a †bit more expensive than an other watch with comparable quality.

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wire transfer before delivery
cash when picked up

Further conditions
14 days return privilege

Charge for each shipment
if not else mentioned for shipping, packaging, insurance
Deutschland/Germany EUR 7.00
EU and Switzerland EUR 16.00
Worldwide EUR 28.00
Auction - Closed
Seller Ranfft
Time 4-5-20, 17:19:19
Closes 2-26-20, 17:00:15
earliest 5 min after last bid
Bids 1
High bid EUR 85.00 (~US$ 95.64)
Reserve EUR 85.00 (~US$ 95.64)
Buyer Joeketti

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BidderTime High bidReserve
Start1-30-20, 19:58:52-EUR 85.00 (~US$ 95.64)
Joeketti2-19-20, 1:40:51EUR 85.00 (~US$ 95.64)EUR 85.00 (~US$ 95.64)

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