IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN Vintage Men's Wrist Watch Swiss International Mens Wristwatches

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IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN Vintage Men's Wrist Watch Swiss International Mens Wristwatches IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN Vintage Men's Wrist Watch Swiss International Mens Wristwatches IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN Vintage Men's Wrist Watch Swiss International Mens Wristwatches IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN Vintage Men's Wrist Watch Swiss International Mens Wristwatches IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN Vintage Men's Wrist Watch Swiss International Mens Wristwatches IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN Vintage Men's Wrist Watch Swiss International Mens Wristwatches IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN Vintage Men's Wrist Watch Swiss International Mens Wristwatches IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN Vintage Men's Wrist Watch Swiss International Mens Wristwatches IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN Vintage Men's Wrist Watch Swiss International Mens Wristwatches

ID: 313

Price
$ 1 500.00
Price / kg:
STANDART
-1900
Standart
IWC

I proudly offer for sale this NOBLE DESIGN WATCH with ORIGINAL PORCELAIN DIAL, GOLD PLATED CASE and CLEAN HIGH GRADE original pocket watch MECHANISM with BLUE STEEL SCREWS, FIVE SCREWED in GOLD JEWEL SETTINGS and BI-METALLIC MICROMETER REGULATOR & BLUE BREGUET BALANCE SPRING made by International Watch Company (IWC).

  

This timepiece features a handsome ORIGINAL sunken PORCELAIN dial is in excellent condition, absolutely no chips of abuse. This gorgeous, men’s wristwatch by IWC features a 60 minute checkered outer track border with red enamel five minute Arabic numerals, black main Arabic numbering, gold steel Louis XVI filigree hands and a recessed sunken sub-seconds dial with 60 second outer chapter and “sweep” steel seconds hand. Signed International Watch Co in black enameled lettering below the 12.

 

 

It is a registered design model that features a three piece GOLD PLATED case that provides with glass cover of back lid. This watch was converted from pocket watch. GOLD PLATED case, new custom made, fantastic, build specially for this excellent IWC movement. The lugs are in great condition while the Onion-style winding crown is in very good shape and operates properly. The case has MINERAL glasses on the front and back side.

 

 

This beautiful wristwatch has the vintage Original movement in an excellent status which was very well saved, considering age of this watch. Mechanism has been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping great, accurate time. Manual wind gold plated high-grade mechanism has BLUE STEEL SCREWS, FIVE SCREWED in GOLD JEWEL SETTINGS and BI-METALLIC MICROMETER REGULATOR & BLUE BREGUET BALANCE SPRING. The barrel plate is signed International Watch Co. Also is signed the movement serial number #55.909, dating the watch to 1879 as per company production records. The movement is a Caliber33 - ElginI.

  

About Caliber:

 

Seeland’s management strategy failed in 1879, and in 1880 IWC was purchased at auction by a Schaffhausen industrialist, Johannes Rauschenbach-Vogel. This began a new era of movements, but in many ways IWC entered its own Dark Ages for the next several years. The original records for these movements, generally produced in very low quantities, do not exist until around 1884.

 

After Seeland movements, the first were Calibres 28 and 29, known as à bascule pilier. These were followed with a series of “Elgin” movements, beginning with Elgin I (Calibres 32, 33. 34 and 35). No one knows why these movements are called “Elgin”, and there is no known affiliation with the well-know American pocket watch manufacturer Elgin. The later Elgin movements, such as the Calibre 38 and 39 examples below, are a different design and very similar to the 1884 Elgin II “digital” Pallweber movements.

 

Calibre 33, and its companion Lepine Calibre 32, are typical examples of Elgin I IWC movements made from 1879 to possibly 1886. Some have intricate balance cock engravings as shown here, but not all. One source reports that only about 230 Calibre 32 movements were made, but the quantity presumably is larger since records do not exist prior to 1884.

 

 

This is a “NAIL SET” watch so you don’t pull the crown out to set the time. Instead, you press the little button near the crown IN and then move the crown to set the hands, releasing the button once you’re finished. It’s easy, so don’t worry about getting the hang of it!

  

It is fitted on a new 22mm brown alligator style genuine leather strap with gold STAINLESS steel buckle that has a great look to it.

 

Diameter (with crown):        53.00 mm
Diameter (without crown):   48.00 mm
Watch crystal diameter:      44.00 mm
Thickness:                          16.00 mm

This fine watch winds and sets smoothly and keeps great, accurate time.

Because of the vintage nature of the watch, I cannot guarantee its absolute time keeping accuracy even if they are in good running condition and in some rare occasions may require additional adjustment.