Help Identifying International Watch Company(?) Watch

corchromatique

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Thanks for your help, ahead of time.
Here's the info I've gathered from the guide I have on hand, as well as reading the NAWCC forums:
Case is IWC, the movement doesn't indicate the maker
800 Silver with the Grouse, suggesting 1880s-1930s
German Crown and Moon for sale in German market
Serial 183574. If the movement is IWC, then it was made in 1897

I assume E Grobl (Strobl?) Regensburg is the company that purchased it for resale.
I can't find a movement that looks like this under IWC in my guide.
Is this watch any good? My inexperienced eye thinks it looks unusually plain for a better watch movement.


IMG_3972.JPG IMG_3973.JPG IMG_3974.JPG IMG_3975.JPG IMG_3976.JPG IMG_3979.JPG
 

PJQL

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Certainly an IWC.....
 

corchromatique

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Would anyone happen to know anything about the rough value of this watch? I have been trying to find listings anywhere for IWC Cal. 56 watches, but I can't even find info about them in price guides. Thanks again for your help, everyone.
 

Ethan Lipsig

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99% of pocket watches are worth the scrap value of their cases plus a small amount, ranging from pennies to a few hundred dollars, depending on condition, desirability, etc. You have a somewhat battered, lower grade IWC in a silver case. I think it would sell for less than $100 if it isn't working and for up to $200 if it is in good running order. That's assuming there are no "Strobls" or Regensberg lovers for whom the dial may have a special cachet.
 
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