This 1970’s International Watch Company (IWC) timepiece is complete with the original box and papers.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number on the movement we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1973. From the sales paperwork we know it was sold on the first day of 1975. Either year can be considered as a valid birth year watch.
The original dial on this watch is very clean, and has both the script logo and the capital letter initials logo under 12. The thin stainless steel case is known as a C shape, named after the Omega Constellation that used it to such good effect. IWC also used it in their Yacht Club models from a similar period. The in house IWC Calibre 403 movement is beautifully finished and the details are quality throughout – note the shock protection on the escape wheel, and the chantons holding the main jewels. This is a high end movement, and it is adjusted to three positions too for fine accuracy. Cosmetically it has beveled screws and good Cotes de Geneve to the bridges, which do not add anything to the accuracy and there is every chance the original owner never saw them. If you add this level of finish to the history of this period, where Quartz was pushing most manufacturers to think cheaper rather than high quality, then it is even more impressive. The leather strap is new.
This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, papers and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 34.5 mm
Width without crown 33.0 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 37.5 mm
Case Thickness 8.4 mm
Bracelet maximum length n/a
All sizes are approximate.
Included with this watch is a 6 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries via DHL Worldwide, which we subsidise. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.
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