Today's offering showcases this superior all-original automatic IWC with a classic retro look.
Powering the watch is a cal. 8541 movement, part of the caliber 85 family of movements designed by Albert Pellaton and that feature his renowned winding system. 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 it "one of the best automatic movements ever built in Switzerland."
The company built this watch c. 1969, at the same they were building their famous Ingenieur line which also had watches that utilized the caliber 8541.
It is in gorgeous all original condition down to the dial, hands, and signed crown and presents as mint on the wrist.
The bracelet has an interesting functional design and can be sized without definite increments to fit virtually any size wrist up to just under 8.5 inches.
Any needed servicing has been performed by our Master Watchmaker. The winding is perfectly smooth and it is running very true.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
An almost five decade old IWC that looks nearly like new on the wrist!
City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Year built: c. 1969
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds, Date
Designed for: Men
Dimensions: 35mm wide (without crown), 40mm lugs tip-to-tip
Case condition: Presents as just short of mint with signs of polishing
Dial: Silver, Signed International Watch Co. Schaffhausen and AUTOMATIC, faceted baton indexes, outer minute track, original, mint condition
Hands: Original, steel dauphines batons with black
Band: Original IWC integral bracelet, mesh pattern, can fit virtually any wrist up to just under 8.5 inches
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Movement: IWC caliber 8541, self-winding, rhodium plated and decorated, 23 jewels, Breguet hairspring, shock resistant, precision regulator
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 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; 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.