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IWC 1957 Vintage Mens Full Size Watch Cal. 852 Automatic - Stainless Steel

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1957 | No original box | No original papers
$2,075
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Basic Info

Listing code IS5ZG4
Brand IWC
Reference number 9500
Dealer product code 9500
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production 1957
Condition
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee
Price $2,075
Availability Item is in stock

Caliber

Movement Automatic
Caliber/movement 852
Number of jewels 21

Case

Case material Steel
Case diameter 35 x 42 mm
Crystal Plastic
Dial Black

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Black

Description

1957 IWC Vintage Mens Full Size Watch, Cal. 852 Automatic - Stainless Steel

Gorgeous Restored Condition - Movement Used in the Ingenieur - 1 Year Warranty

This very fine and meticulously restored automatic IWC showcased in today's offering is powered by the Albert Pellaton designed Caliber 852 movement.

This mechanism's automatic winding system is a technical masterpiece, earning it high praise - Gisbert Brunner and Christian Pfeiffer-Belli in their work, Wristwatches Armbanduhren Montres-bracelets, proclaimed the 85x series "one of the best automatic movements ever built in Switzerland."

The famous watchmaker Donald de Carle, in his book Complicated Watches and their Repair, stated that IWC's special automatic winding mechanism was "a simple and ingenious system, well constructed and beautifully finished."

IWC built the movement of this fine wristwatch in 1957 at the same they were building their famous Ingenieur line. These dress watches were more elegant than the pragmatic Ingenieur but shared the high-performance timekeeping qualities in normal wearing conditions. And compared to an Ingenieur, because they do not have a second inner back, the cases are thinner and lighter on the wrist.

It has all of its original parts and has just finished a true expertly done restoration. It presents in gorgeous condition - a 9.7 out of 10.

Its full size case presents as mint. Its dial has been expertly restored and presents as mint.

Note that since the photos were taken the back has been snapped on straight up and down.

As part of the restoration, the movement has been overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It winds smoothly and is running very strong and true, keeping very accurate time.

Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One has done contract work for IWC and their Richemont Service Center and also used to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker for a Rolex authorized dealer.

For the finishing touch, we have equipped it with a new calfskin leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.

Note: A similar watch with the same movement series in gold was worn by Charlie Chaplin.

A six decade old IWC that amazingly looks like new!

Detailed Appraisal:

Manufacturer: IWC

City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Serial no.: 1,431,075

Case no.: 1,452,995

Year built: 1957

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds

Designed for: Men

Dimensions: 35mm wide (without crown), 42mm lugs tip-to-tip

Case material: Stainless steel

Case condition: Presents as mint. Only very slight aging inside the engine bay as is common with these and no aging between the lugs.

Dial: Gloss black, signed International Watch Co. Schaffhausen and AUTOMATIC, faceted baton indexes outer minute track, expertly restored

Hands: Original, steel dauphines

Movement type:   IWC caliber 852, self-winding, rhodium plated and decorated, 21 jewels, Breguet hairspring, shock resistant, precision regulator

Jewels: 21 rubies

Band: Calfskin leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn

We also stock lizard and a variety of other straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.

Crystal: Acrylic, appears original, excellent condition

Serviced: Yes, overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It winds smoothly.

Timing: Timed on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running very strong and true, keeping very accurate time.

Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please message us for details

Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One has done contract work for IWC and their Richemont Service Center and also used to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker for a Rolex authorized dealer.

Box/Papers: BOX - Watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate

SKU 9500

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