IWC Portofino Vintage Mens Thin Handwound Watch - 18K Gold


Item No. AB20

Today's offering showcases this renowned IWC Portofino mens watch.

Powering it is the company's impressive caliber 1002 movement, renowned for its workmanship and technical merit and adjusted to five positions.

Housing the fine movement is an elegant 18K gold case with long downturned lugs, marked with IWC's Probus Scafusia hallmark. Its classically simple dial and timeless case were crafted to be more subtly styled, yet not boring, designed for men who were confident in knowing they were wearing one of the superior timepieces in the world and didn't need to parade it.

It is a late vintage era thin Portofino with sapphire crystal.

We are very pleased to offer it in mint original condition, fully original down to the signed buckle. It has spent most of its life safely stored away and shows only light wear. Our servicing was the first performed since leaving the IWC factory.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it - its movement is pristine. We have timed it in five chronometer positions, and it is running strong and true. Photos of the inside available upon request.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a 90-day international 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.

An excellent article by IWC on their Portofino line can be found here:

  • Manufacturer: IWC
  • City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
  • Year made: c. 1980's
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Model: Portofino
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case condition: Just short of mint with light wear and one small scratch on the side of the top right lug
  • Dimensions: 32mm wide (without crown), 37mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: White, signed International Watch Co. Schaffhausen and SWISS, 18K gold baton indexes, like new
  • Hands: Original, "batons", gold
  • Band: Crocodile (aftermarket), fully stitched, padded with watch's original gold plated IWC buckle
  • Crystal: Sapphire, like new. One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It was the first servicing it has received since it left the factory. The movement is pristine.
  • Timing: Timed to precision in five chronometer positions 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: 90-day international warranty. Please email 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


Category: IWC, Leather Ski, Mens, Solid Gold, Vintage


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