1974 IWC Vintage Mens Ellipse Blue Vignette Dial Watch, Caliber 403 - Stainless Steel


Item No. 6531

We are pleased to offer today's this beautifully restored IWC mens dress watch. While not a small watch for the era by today's standards it is a mens midsize, well-suited for someone with smaller wrists. Its case is larger than a Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse with a similar style.

Its blue vignette dial is striking and gives it a true vintage look.

For the movement the company used one of its superior high grade Caliber 403 handwound mechanisms with dual shock absorbers and micrometer regulator for precision adjustment.

Housing the fine movement is its classic original steel case done in a timeless tonneau style.

The watch presents in true expertly restored condition. It is fully IWC, and the case presents as mint. The blue gradient dial has been meticulously refinished. Note that it can out looking just very slightly brighter in the photos than it does in person.

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

For the finishing touch it has been fitted with a new fully stitched 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.

A four and a half decade old IWC that looks almost like new! 

  • Manufacturer: IWC
  • City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 2,244,579
  • Case no.: 2,228,403
  • Model: Ref. 2586
  • 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: 29mm diameter excluding crown (30mm including) by 40mm long lug tip to tip
  • Dial: Blue vignette - black gradient that fades to blue in the centre, steel baton indices, expert refinishing
  • Hands: Original, steel batons topped with white
  • Movement type: IWC caliber 403H, high grade, manually wound, gold jewel settings, shock protected in two places, micrometer regulator
  • Movement markings: International Watch Co., Swiss, C. 403
  • 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: Mineral glass, excellent 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. international 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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