Today we are pleased to offer this superior caliber 89 IWC. It is full size, measuring 35mm in diameter.
Powered by one of the most highly-regarded manually wound movements ever made, talked about in the same sentence as Pateks, the watch is rich in technical details.
For those unfamiliar, the caliber 89 movement was designed by IWC's renowned technical director Albert Pellaton.
The watch presents in gorgeous restored condition and presents as mint on the wrist. The parts are fully original down to the hands and crown.
The dial has been expertly refinished and the case presents beautifully. The royal blue dial is striking and the sweep seconds hand could be kept as is or the paint could be removed to make it all steel. The printing on the dial could pass as IWC factory done to the naked eye.
The movement has been fully serviced by a Master Watchmaker and is keeping perfect time.
Included 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.
Photos of the inside available upon request.
A six decade old IWC that looks nearly new on the wrist!
City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Serial no.: 1,402,428
Year built: c. 1957
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Dial: Royal blue, Signed International Watch Co. Schaffhausen, white Roman indexes, outer minute track - Note: The dial color most closely matches how it looks in the photo of the watch on the black pillow.
Case condition: Presents as just short of mint with one small scratch on the back and a few small spots of pitting on the back. On the wrist it presents like new.
Hands: Steel dauphines - the sweep seconds hand could be kept as is or the white paint could be removed to make it all steel.
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock croc straps.
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Movement type: IWC caliber 89, manually wound, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, shock resistant, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, Breguet balance spring, index regulator
Movement markings: International Watch Co., Swiss, C.89, 17 Jewels
Serviced: Yes, freshly overhauled and timed to precision on a 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 warranty. Please email email@example.com 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.