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IWC 1963 Vintage Mens Fulls Size Watch Cal. 8531 Automatic with Date - Stainless Steel

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1963 | No original box | No original papers
$2,185
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Basic Info

Listing code IMF9W3
Brand IWC
Reference number 9401
Dealer product code 9401
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Calf skin
Year of production 1963
Condition
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee
Price $2,185
Availability Item is in stock

Caliber

Movement Automatic
Caliber/movement 8531
Number of jewels 21

Case

Case material Steel
Case diameter 35 x 42.5 mm
Crystal Plastic
Dial Black

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Calf skin
Bracelet color Black

Description

1963 IWC Vintage Mens Fulls Size Watch, Cal. 8531 Automatic with Date - Stainless Steel

Gorgeous Restored Condition - Ingenieur Movement - 1 Year Warranty

The superior automatic IWC featured in today's offering is powered by the Albert Pellaton designed Caliber 8531 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 8531 "one of the best automatic movements ever built in Switzerland."

And 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 watch in 1963 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 measures 35mm in diameter without the crown, in between the sizes of a Rolex Date and a Rolex Datejust.

It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents as gorgeous condition.

Its classic and timeless case presents as mint. Our photos couldn't do it justice.

Note that the back has been snapped on perfectly straight since the photos were taken. Please also note that the crown shown in the studio photos has been replaced with one that is very similar and is shown in the photos of the watch on the wrist.

Its dial has been expertly restored and presents as mint.

Its movement has been freshly fully overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It is running extremely strong and true, keeping time on a par with a brand new IWC in our testing recording position.

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 brand new caflskin 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.

You won't be disappointed - a six decade old IWC that looks like new on the wrist!

Detailed Appraisal:

Manufacturer: IWC

City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Serial no.: 1,704,170

Year built: c. 1963

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds, Semi-Quick-Setting Date

Designed for: Men 

Dimensions: 35mm wide (without crown), 42.5mm lugs tip-to-tip

Case condition: Presents as mint with light aging hidden between the lugs and in the engine bay. On the wrist it presents as gorgeous mint.

Case markings (inside): International Watch Co., Swiss, Acier Inoxydable Staybrite Steel, 1684282

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

Hands: Original, steel faceted dauphines

Jewels: 21 rubies

Band: Calfskin, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, 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 type: Acrylic, excellent condition

Movement: IWC caliber 8531, self-winding, rhodium plated and decorated, 21 jewels, Breguet hairspring, shock resistant, precision regulator

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

Timed: Yes, timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running extremely strong and true, keeping time on a par with a brand new IWC in our testing recording position.

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.

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

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

SKU 9401

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