1974 IWC Vintage Mens Midsize Dress Watch with Bracelet, Caliber 423 - Stainless Steel


Item No. 5816

We are pleased to offer this beautifully restored IWC mens dress watch. It a mens midsize, well-suited for someone with smaller wrists.

For the movement the company used one of its superior high grade Caliber 423 handwound mechanisms with dual shock absorbers and adjusted to five positions.

Housing the fine movement is its classic original steel case. The bracelet has an interesting functional design and can be sized without definite increments to fit virtually any size wrist up to about 7.5 inches.

The watch presents in true expertly restored condition. The case top and bracelet would originally have been gold plated, and that has been previously removed. The royal blue dial is a perfect refinishing.

As part of the restoration it has just been fully serviced by a Master Watchmaker. The movement is pristine.

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. 

  • Manufacturer: IWC
  • City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 2,273,326
  • Case no.: 2,261,403
  • Model: Ref. 2588
  • Year movement was built: 1974
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): International Watch Co. Swiss, Stainless Steel
  • Case condition: Mint with light signs of polishing
  • Dimensions: 32.7mm diameter excluding crown (34.3mm including)
  • Dial: Royal blue, steel baton markers, perfect refinishing
  • Hands: Original, steel batons
  • Movement type: IWC caliber 423, high grade, manually wound, gold jewel settings, shock protected in two places, micrometer regulator
  • Movement markings: International Watch Co., Swiss, C. 423
  • Band: Original IWC integral bracelet, mesh pattern, can fit virtually any wrist up to approx. 7.5 inches, better than near mint condition
  • Crystal: Mint condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.
  • 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 C.O.T. warranty.
  • 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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