Never seen a white-dialed Mark XI before.
And if I had I'd have believed it to be a fake/Frankenwatch before reading your post.
Thank you for sharing.
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The "mystery" of the white dialled IWC Mark XI (1948)
IWC had a history of providing watches to specific army requirements to various countries of this world. The Mark XI is one of those famous models in this category. And we normally know them for their characteristic black dial with specific army layout an...
Very interesting story.
The lack of Incabloc is particularly visible on the second shot as you told us. Strange decision even thought. But, finally, an interesting timepiece for watch collectors ;-) Best wishes Alkiro
Have you posted this on the IWC Forum? They will love this.
These are interesting comments.
I was active on it for a couple years and found the discussions interesting, especially with Pilots and vintage Portugeisers. And very, very passionate-nasty at times! I guess it's changed.
Back in 2004, I had a white-dialed Mark XV
Perhaps it was made by IWC as homage to the early one you present here. I cannot remember except that it was thought to be very rare by some IWC fans I knew, and a German guy on holiday here in the US talked me into selling it to him. Do you know any hist...
I did a bit of research and reading
It appears my watch was not one of the 50 Gadebusch watches. They had engraving on the back. Mine was part of another batch made around the same time, and reputed to be 200, 600, or unlimited numbers (no agreement on the quantity). Although it was suppose...
Interesting watch! Thank you for sharing, HSTE. Here is my "Black" saying hello! Best Blomman ...
Perhaps the dials were refinished by the MOD . . .
. . . at the same time and for the same reason . . . [image from seller's website] . . . as the '56 RAF Omegas. The script lay-out is intriguing; can't recall seeing 'International' over 'Watch Co' before. Art ...