Today's offering showcases this very rare, striking, and long mens Art Deco IWC watch.
In vintage times, the Schaffhausen-based company enlisted the help of the one of the best American case manufacturers of the day, Cresarrow of New York, for certain watches intended for the U.S. market. Founded by Henry Blank in the late nineteenth century, Cresarrow contracted with Patek Philippe, Vacheron & Constantin, Tiffany, Cartier, and IWC among others to build some of the beautiful examples of their early wristwatch cases.
This special IWC is equipped with a long and very pleasing 14K gold Cresarrow case. At 42mm long, it fits even a full size wrist and really fills out a smaller wrist.
We were fortunate to acquire it in such beautiful condition. Its shapely extended Tank style original case is better than near mint. Its silver dial is bright and attractive, expertly restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America. And its high-grade IWC movement is clean and running true.
Its movement has been recently cleaned and oiled. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
If you are an IWC collector, you won't want to miss this watch!
Like always including with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Manufacturer: IWC, International Watch Co.
City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Serial no.: 856,507
Year built: 1927 according to IWC's production records - Year sold or gifted: 1937
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 14K gold
Case markings (inside): 14K, Cresarrow signature
Case condition: Better than near mint with light wear
Dimensions: 22mm wide (excluding crown), 42mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Signed International Watch Co. Schaffhausen, silver, Art Deco long painted baton indices, expertly restored
Hands: Blue steel "Cathedrals"
Movement type: High-grade IWC, Caliber 94, manually wound, tonneau, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, adjusted for greater accuracy, cut bimetallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Width between lugs: 17mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, vintage, very good condition
Serviced: Yes, recently cleaned and oiled.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.