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1960’s International Watch Co. (Schaffhausen, Swiss) 18k Gold Case Gents Dress Watch – 17j IWC Cal. 89
1 in stock
A classic and stunning gents dress watch by IWC (Swiss), this exquisite watch, has been professionally Inspected by Localtime and is ready to wear or join your collection. The watch is in exceptional condition and I would say it was worn very little if at all.
The 18k solid yellow gold case (35mm or 36.50mm counting the crown at 3h) measures 41mm L2L, has a super classy thickness of 8mm and has been professionally cleaned but not polished, to maintain its original integrity. Its rather ‘larger’ size for a solid gold watch of that period makes it a very classy looker on the wrist indeed. The white dial and gold indices and hands are simple and combine wonderfully for a minimal and classy look. It is carrying a manual-wind IWC Cal. 89 with 17j which boasts a Breguet hairspring and adjustment screws on the balance spokes. Movement number 1607225 places the production of this watch towards the beginning of the 1960’s, something that is further confirmed with the presentation inscription on the caseback, from 1963. It is wearing a lovely dark burgundy genuine lizard strap (you can see the entire line of these lovely straps in the last photo and they are also listed separately in the store). Photos: The first 20 or so photos were made with a small handheld camera in natural lighting and the last 3 photos (of the watch without a strap) were made with a large camera in studio lighting. This way you can appreciate the watch colours and condition in different lighting environments.
As with all the watches we handle in-house, the listed buy-it-now price includes a 6-month written warranty from the time of purchase. Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information you might need.
Important Note: Sometimes I am asked what I exactly mean with ‘professionally inspected by Localtime’. Here is my theory on vintage watches: as a purveyor of vintage watches, my effort is to always do only what is needed to the watch. I do not buy ‘junk’ watches to resell. I am choosy with my purchases and always sell watches that are, to my knowledge, authentic and in good condition. I first inspect the watch, both visually (cosmetically) and then mechanically. If I judge that the watch is not yet in need of a full service then I do not put the watch through a service which, by the way, entails a lot of risks too. Instead, I give it what I call my ‘Spa’ treatment which will include a cleaning, changing of gaskets, oiling, lubricating and mechanical testing. If the plexi is heavily scratched or discoloured and it can not be cleaned, I change it. If the crown is wrong or worn, I also change it. Now, if the watch is in need of a full service, then my ‘professionally inspected’ description becomes ‘professionally serviced’. In both cases, I mention what has been changed (if anything) on the watch and I include a written warranty with my listed price.
Important Note On Straps/Bracelets: The straps I use on my watches (leather, canvas, suede, rubber) are always brand new, unless otherwise mentioned and, in most cases, I also sell them separately in my store, in different colours and sizes. In the case of metal bracelets, if the watch is NOS, the bracelet is also unused. If the watch is pre-owned with its original bracelet, then the bracelet is also pre-owned, unless otherwise mentioned. Either way, if in doubt, please ask.
Early 1960's – Retailed in 1963
Gents Dress Watch
17j IWC Cal. 89
18k Yellow Gold
18k Yellow Gold
35mm case, 36.50mm including crown at 3h
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Pre-Owned & Working With Warranty
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Inspected by Localtime – April 2022