One of the most famous early IWC pocket watches from the company’s late 19th century production, is the digital display pocket watch known as the Pallweber. The Pallweber pocket watches are named after the Austrian watchmaker Josef Pallweber, who patented his invention in 1883, and licensed it to IWC. (He licensed the design subsequently to other Swiss producers but the IWC Pallwebers are probably the most widely known). IWC produced Pallweber pocket watches for only a short period of time, starting in 1885. They were very popular at first but after only a few years the market ...
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The original Pallweber pocket watch used a movement with a distinctive forked cock for the third and fourth wheels - the base was one of IWC's so-called 'Elgin' movements
Jack Forster | Bloomberg Last Updated at December 16, 2017 00:05 IST