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IWC Vintage Caliber 88 / Steel / 35 mm / Serviced / 1954


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Basic Info

Ref. No. n/a
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year 1954
Condition 1 (mint)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location Germany, München
Price 1,850 € (= [SOLD])
Availability Available now


Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber Cal.88
Number of jewels 15
Frequency 18000 A/h


Case material Steel
Case diameter 35 x 44 mm
Waterproof Not Waterproof
Material bezel Steel
Glass Plastic
Dial Silver
Dial numerals No numerals


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Black
Lug width 18 mm Size guide
Clasp Buckle


Small Seconds, Only Original Parts


A very unusual timepiece made by International Watch Co back in 1954. What exactly is unusual? First of all - the case. It is not only rare one-piece steel case, but it also screwed (so-called "Bombé") lugs. More than that is has pretty rare Caliber 88 and a very unusual dial layout. Sharp, clean, uncommon, don't miss it!

The watch went through complete service and restoration in October 2016.

Manufacturer: IWC Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Model: n/a
Reference: n/a
Type: Manual-winding wristwatch
Year of production: ca.1954 (according to serial number and date stamp)
Case type: 2-body (single piece case + bezel), with snap-on caseback and screwed lugs.
Case material: Stainless steel
Case measurement: 35 mm (without crown) / 44 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
Case serial number: 1304424
Case back: Single-piece body, signed "International Watch Co Swiss" and "Staybrite Steel" along with IWC logo, and serial number.
Crown and pushers: stainless steel fluted crown signed with IWC logo
Crystal: Acrylic
Movement type: Manual-winding with small seconds hand
Movement model: Robust, precise and collectible Caliber 88, signed ‘International Watch Co Swiss’, with Côtes de Genève, polished screws, Breguet spring, 15 jewels, 18000 A/h.
Movement serial number: 1272599
Dial: Silver two-tone dial with applied silver minute markers on the outer perimeter of the dial along with luminous plots near hour markers, raised faceted silver baton hour markers, signed ‘International Watch Co Schaffhausen’ at 12 o’clock. Signed "Swiss" at 6 o'clock. Small seconds subsidiary dial at 6 o'clock.
Hands: Original sword silver luminous hour, minute hands, silver small seconds hands.
Case condition: 1 (mint). Professionally polished, showing no signs of use.
Movement condition: 1 (mint) Professionally serviced in October 2016, only original parts. Adjusted and keeps good time.
Dial/hands condition: Professionally refinished dial, restored and relumed original hands.
Overall condition: 1 (mint)
Set of delivery: The watch comes with brand-new genuine leather strap, aftermarket generic buckle, our company’s warranty certificate, general terms and conditions of sale, our company’s box.
Warranty: 1-year international technical warranty by our watchmakers

Size guide for wristbands

1 | Lug width

The lug width is the width of the strap at the end that is attached to the watch. This is the interior distance between the two lugs (horn-like protrusions) on the watch casing. The strap will fit your watch only if the lug width of the watch is the same width as the strap.

2 | Buckle width

The buckle width is the width of the strap at the buckle end. If you want to keep your watch’s original buckle and replace only the strap, the width of the original buckle must be identical to the strap width. For watches with folding clasps, please choose a strap specially made for your particular clasp.

3 | Strap length

The strap length is the combined length of the short strap side 3A (without buckle) and the long strap side 3B. For metal straps, the length of the strap including the clasp is measured in the closed position.

4 | Strap thickness

Strap thickness is the height of the strap. Many leather straps thin out towards the buckle end, or “taper”. If you want to keep your watch’s original buckle and replace only the strap, the strap thickness must match the height of the original buckle. For watches with folding clasps, please choose a strap specially made for your particular clasp.