1961 IWC Vintage Mens Watch, Cal. 853 Automatic with Date - 18K Gold Filled

IWC

Item No. 5596

Today's offering showcases this superior automatic IWC. It is full size, measuring 35mm in diameter, in between the size of a Rolex Date and a Datejust.

It is fully original down to the dial and all hands. The dial has an even stardust speckling effect that gives it a true vintage look.

It is powered by the Albert Pellaton designed Caliber 853 movement. This mechanism's automatic winding system is a technical masterpiece, earning it high praise - Gisbert Brunner and Christian Pfeiffer-Belli in their work, Wristwatches Armbanduhren Montres-bracelets, proclaimed these movements as "one of the best automatic movements ever built in Switzerland." 

IWC built this at the same they were building their famous Ingenieur line. It is a more elegant than the pragmatic Ingenieur but shares the same timekeeping qualities in normal wearing conditions.

Our watchmaker has freshly serviced the watch. It continues to keep perfect time

For the finishing touch we have installed 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.

A beautiful IWC with a solid gold look for a fraction of the price.

  • Manufacturer: IWC
  • City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 1,556,289
  • Year built: 1961
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds, Date
  • Designed for: Men 
  • Case material: Gold-filled
  • Dial: Silver (toned to a sepia), Signed International Watch Co. Schaffhausen and AUTOMATIC, faceted baton indexes, outer minute track, original. Please inquire if you would like the dial professionally restored.
  • Case condition: Presents as excellent. Gold wear on the edge of the case back hidden at end by the band. Light wear and pin prick indentions.
  • Dimensions: 35mm wide (without crown), 42mm lugs tip-to-tip
  • Hands: Original, gold dauphines
  • Jewels: 21 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Movement: IWC caliber 853, self-winding, rhodium plated and decorated, 21 jewels, Breguet hairspring, shock resistant, precision regulator
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly fully overhauled.
  • 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 warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide

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