Today's Watch of the Week showcases this very rare, striking, and large mens 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 IWC is equipped with a large and very pleasing two-tone 18K gold and platinum Cresarrow case. At 43mm long, it fits even a large wrist and really fills out a smaller wrist.
We were fortunate to acquire it in such beautiful condition. Its heavy original case is better than near mint. Its silver dial is bright and attractive, a very nice older restoration. And its high-grade IWC movement is clean and running true.
Our watchmaker has just freshly cleaned and oiled the movement.
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, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Manufacturer: IWC, International Watch Co.
City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Serial no.: 842,989
Year built: 1926 - Year sold - 1929
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold and platinum
Case markings (inside): 18K, Platinum, Cresarrow logo
Case condition: Better than near mint, no longer uses pin for the hinged back
Dimensions: 25mm wide (excluding crown), 43mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Signed International Watch Co. Schaffhausen, silver, luminous Arabic indices, prominent railroad minute track, very nice older restoration with one spot by five
Hands: Original, blue steel luminous "Cathedrals"
Movement type: High-grade IWC, Caliber 86, manually wound, tonneau, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, adjustmented for greater accuracy, cut bimetallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Width between lugs: 16mm
Crystal type: Mineral glass, mint condition
Serviced: Yes, cleaned and oiled.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system, keeping very accurate time. 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 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; New timing certificate
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.