Today's offering showcases this 18K gold IWC mens watch with renowned caliber 89 movement. 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.
This example has original parts down to the dial, hour and minute hands, and winding crown.
Its dial was restored in vintage times. It case presents very nicely on the wrist. The soft 18K case back has rippling across it.
One of our watchmakers has fully disassembled the movement down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is keeping very accurate time. Photos of the inside available upon request.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
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.
City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Serial no.: 1,453,780
Case no.: 1,431,200
Year movement built: 1958
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Dial: Silver, Signed International Watch Co. Schaffhausen, baton indexes, outer minute track, clean, restored in vintage times
Dimensions: 35mm wide (without crown), 43mm lugs tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, gold "lances", replaced seconds hand
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
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: One of our watchmakers has fully disassembled the movement down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
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 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.