Splendid Vintage Gents IWC 9ct Gold Wristwatch.
Absolutely cracking quality
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Dating this Watch
Using the Serial numbers on the Movement, which are in the 1,400,000 range, we can date this IWC to Circa 1958. The Hallmarks on the Case are for London 1959 which ties in perfectly with Imports etc.
Legendary, Supreme quality Manual Wind movement calibre 89, with centre seconds.
The Movement is wonderful and Clean whilst ticking away strongly and keeping Excellent time.
Serviced: May 2021
ORIGINAL IWC factory vintage dial, it is so nice to see a Original IWC factory dial, most of the examples you see online have been restored or horribly re-dialled. You don't want those.
International Watch Co
The Dial is good condition for its age with a small scratch to the middle near the cannon pinion and some other small very minor marks. It still looks fantastic.
Absolutely love this Dial, the Arabic numerals are so classy and its originality is a real plus in my book.
This is the original Untouched IWC factory Vintage Dial, buy Original, not restored!!
THIS IS NOT A REDIAL!!!!
Superb quality D Shackman & Sons 9ct Solid Gold Case.
D Shackman & Sons are renowned within the Watch world for making Cases of Top Quality, Rolex, Omega, Zenith, IWC (of course) and other high end Swiss brands are listed as their customers.
This beautifully constructed case oozes class, it is very well proportioned and those lovely chunky lugs are a joy to behold.
The Case is in very good condition for its age and nature (Gold being a very soft metal) with some age related marks throughout, mainly below the crown. All part of a Vintage Timepiece.
Solid Gold snapback Caseback in very nice nick, it has a Original Presentation engraving, which has been beautifully done, I prefer to retain these Original engravings as it adds another Dimension to the Watches story and there is a massive following for this in the Vintage Watch World.
Case approx. measures in at:
Diameter with Crown: 35.6mm
End of lug to lug: 41.7mm
Lug Spacing: 17mm
This Case was NOT rated Water resistant back in the Day, it is now a Vintage Timepiece, it NOT suitable to submerge or get wet.
Hands, Crystal and Crown
Original Hands are in very good order.
Crystal has been replaced as part of the Service.
What i believe to possibly be the Original Crown, in nice vintage condition.
On a new 17mm Dark brown BisonStrap with Gold Plated buckle that compliments the Watch beautifully.
Comes with a free GungaDin Watch Box as pictured