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Hand-to-hand combat

Two manual-wind watches with manufacture movements take their gloves off in this comparative test.


IWC Portuguese hand-wound

Manufacturer: IWC, Baumgartenstrasse 15, CH-8201 Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Reference number: IW5454

Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds; stop-seconds function

Movement: Hand-wound manufacture caliber 98295; 18,000 vph: 18 jewels; Kif shock absorber; Glucydur balance; Breguet hairspring; fine adjustment via eccentric weights on the arms of the balance; regulator with arm; 46-hour power reserve; diameter = 37.8 mm, height = 4.7 mm

Case: Stainless steel, sapphire crystal is nonreflective on both sides, six screws hold back in place, sapphire window in caseback; water resistant to 30

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McPhee history Series 04. Man Without a Face watch online

Portuguese Jose Mestre called the man without a face — that's already 35 years old, he lives with a tremendous build-up that transformed his whole life in hellish torture. Because of the tumor weighing 5 kg Jose blind in one eye, having difficulty breathing and eating each meal is converted to Jose in hellish torture. He twice tried to do the surgery, but the doctors' efforts yielded nothing. Thanks to the care of his own family Jose did not lose optimism — and at the moment the leading British doctors give him the latest hope. They believe that after

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Ferdinand Magellan: hapless hero

It so happened that most of Discovery, for that matter, or any other, make lucky — people everywhere that promotes success and are able to easily go where any other certainly cannibals eat or be shot by bandits. Fernand Magalyaynsh, better known to all as the Magellan — the first person to organize a successful circumnavigation — never to breed Winnings not belong. His success, he was only obliged ability to achieve the goal in spite of all the problems, difficulties and troubles.

Wounds to the award

Fernand Magalyaynsh, better known to all as the Magellan

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