The superior automatic IWC featured in today's offering is powered by the Albert Pellaton designed Caliber 854B 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.
Its classic case is full size. It measures 35mm in diameter without the crown, in between the size of Rolex Date and Datejust models.
Its parts are original down to its dial, hands, and its original signed winding crown. It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents as gorgeous mint.
Its case presents as mint. Its black dial has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as IWC factory done to the naked eye.
As part of the restoration, the movement has been freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. We have timed it on a machine that spins the watch in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist - it continues to keep accurate time.
For the finishing touch it has been equipped it with a brand new leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
You won't be disappointed - a more than half-century old IWC that looks like new on the wrist!
City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Serial no.: 1,766,911
Year built: 1964
Model: Ref. 808A
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds, Date
Designed for: Men
Dimensions: 35mm wide (without crown - 37mm with crown), 41mm lugs tip-to-tip
Case condition: Presents as mint
Case markings (inside): International Watch Co., Swiss, 808A, 1,771,761
Dial: Gloss black, Signed International Watch Co. Schaffhausen and AUTOMATIC, painted silver Roman numeral, outer minute track, expertly restored
Hands: Original, steel "lances"
Jewels: 21 rubies
Band: Leather, 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: IWC caliber 8541, self-winding, rhodium plated and decorated, 21 jewels, Breguet hairspring, shock resistant, precision regulator
Serviced: Yes, freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.
Timed: Yes, timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. We have also timed it on a machine that spins the watch in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist - it continues to keep 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 four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international 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
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.