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IWC 1963 Vintage Mens Watch Cal. 853 Automatic - 18K Gold Plated

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

Listing code K8DPD3
Brand IWC
Reference number 9705
Dealer product code 9705
Movement Automatic
Case material Gold/Steel
Bracelet material Leather
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 853
Number of jewels 21

Case

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

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Black

Description

1963 IWC Vintage Mens Watch, Cal. 853 Automatic - 18K Gold Plated

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

The very fine and meticulously restored automatic IWC showcased in today's offering is powered by the Albert Pellaton designed Caliber 853 movement. Our photos couldn't do it justice!

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 it "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 very fine wristwatch in 1963 at the same time 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 fully IWC parts. It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents as mint.

The full size case presents as mint - the plating has been redone. Its dial has been expertly restored and presents as mint.

As part of the restoration the movement has been overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It is running strong and true, keeping time essentially on par with a new IWC in our testing recording position.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a new 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.

A six decade old IWC that amazingly looks almost like new!

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 used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center. He also has done authorized watchmaking work for the Richemont Group's Service Center, owner of Cartier, IWC Schaffhausen, and many others.

Detailed Appraisal:

Manufacturer: IWC

City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Serial no.: 1,681,896

Case no.: 1,605,040

Year built: 1963

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds

Designed for: Men 

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

Case condition: Presents as mint - the gold plating has been redone

Case markings (inside): International Watch Co., Swiss, Plaque or L 40 Microns, Steel, IWC logo and case number

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

Hands: Original, gold, dauphines

Jewels: 21 rubies

Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn

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

Crystal: Acrylic, excellent condition

Movement: IWC caliber 853, self-winding, rhodium plated and decorated, 21 jewels, Breguet hairspring, shock resistant, precision regulator

Serviced: Yes, freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.

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

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 used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center. He also has done authorized watchmaking work for the Richemont Group's Service Center, owner of Cartier, IWC Schaffhausen, and many others.

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

SKU 9705

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