Today's offering showcases this superior automatic IWC powered by the Albert Pellaton designed Caliber 854 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 the 85x series "one of the best automatic movements ever built in Switzerland."
And the famous watchmaker Donald de Carle, in his book Complicated Watches and their Repair, stated that IWC's special automatic winding mechanism was "a simple and ingenious system, well constructed and beautifully finished."
IWC built the movement of this watch in 1964 at the same they were building their famous Ingenieur line and with equipped it with the same movement. These dress watches are more elegant than the pragmatic Ingenieur but share similar high-performance timekeeping qualities in normal wearing conditions. And compared to an Ingenieur, because they do not have a second inner back, the cases are thinner and lighter on the wrist.
It is on the large size of full size for the era and style. At 36mm in diameter, it is the same size as a Rolex Datejust.
It is in pleasing all-original condition down to the dial, hands, and signed winding crown. Its untouched original dial is just short of mint. Its case presents very nicely on the wrist. It has one indention in the back not visible when it's being worn. And its movement is running true.
One of our watchmakers has just fully disassembled the movement down to its last screw and freshly cleaned and oiled it and installed a new crystal.
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 warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Serial no.: 1,775,886
Case no.: 1,835,205
Year built: 1964
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Dimensions: 36mm wide (without crown), 41mm lugs tip-to-tip
Case condition: Excellent with signs of polishing and one indention in the back not visible when it is being worn
Case markings (inside): International Watch Co., Swiss, 810A, 1,835,205
Dial: Gold, Signed International Watch Co. Schaffhausen and AUTOMATIC, faceted baton indexes, outer minute track, original and untouched, just short of mint condition
Hands: Original, gold batons
Jewels: 21 rubies
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Crystal type: Acrylic, new-old-stock
Movement: IWC caliber 854, self-winding, rhodium plated and decorated, 21 jewels, Breguet hairspring, shock resistant, precision regulator
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has just fully disassembled the movement down to its last screw and freshly cleaned and oiled it and installed a new crystal.
Timed: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please message us for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - 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.