1966 IWC Vintage Mens Handwound Watch, Caliber 89 - Stainless Steel


Item No. 7922

Today we are proud to offer this superior caliber 89 IWC mens watch. Unlike most caliber 89's that came in non-waterproof dress cases, IWC equipped this one with a water-resistant style screw back case.

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.

All of its parts are IWC down to the dial, hands, and winding crown. It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents in gorgeous condition.

Its case presents as mint. The dial has been expertly restored - the printing could pass as IWC factory done to the naked eye.

Note that the shadow from the camera is covering the polished steel applied IWC logo on the dial in some of the photos.

Please view the one photo shot at a distance and angle to see how it appears in person.

Its movement has been freshly fully overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It winds very smoothly and is running true.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a new calfskin leather 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 nearly five and a half decade old IWC that looks brand new on the wrist!

  • Manufacturer: IWC
  • City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
  • Model: Ref. R810
  • Serial no.: 1,815,225
  • Case no.: 1,896,825
  • Year movement built: 1966
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men 
  • Dial: Gloss black, Signed International Watch Co. Schaffhausen, baton indexes, outer minute track, expertly restored
  • Dimensions: 34.2mm wide (without crown), 40.5mm lugs tip-to-tip
  • Hands: Original, whitened steel dauphines
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Calfskin 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 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, fully freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. Winds very smoothly.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It's keeping accurate time.
  • Warranty: 1-year international 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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