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1969 Vintage Mens Full Size Watch Cal. 8541B Pellaton Automatic with Date - Stainless Ste

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1969 | No original box | No original papers
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Basic Info

Listing code DSLES8
Brand IWC
Reference number 8609
Dealer product code 8609
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production 1969
Condition (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee
Price $2,020
Availability Item is in stock


Movement Automatic
Movement/Caliber 8541B
Number of jewels 23


Case material Steel
Case diameter 35 x 40 mm
Crystal Plastic
Dial Black


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Black


1969 IWC Vintage Mens Full Size Watch, Cal. 8541B Pellaton 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 8541B 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."

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 1969 at the same they were building their famous Ingenieur line. Unlike many IWC movements, this high-grade 8541B is adjusted to five positions.

Its monocoque - or one-piece - case, which when new achieved high water resistance ratings by not having a separate case back, if full size with a cool retro style. It measures 35mm in diameter without the crown, in between the size of Rolex Date and Datejust models.

All of its parts are original down to its dial, hands, and its original signed winding crown. It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents as gorgeous mint.

Its case presents as just short of perfect mint. The back has just the slightest remnants of wear. On the wrist it presents as gorgeous mint.

Its matte black dial has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as IWC factory done to the naked eye.

As part of the restoration, the movement has been freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It winds extremely smoothly and is keeping accurate time.

For the finishing touch it has been equipped it with a brand new leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year our international warranty on the movement and its function and a full-page custom printed Certificate of Authenticity from our company.

You won't be disappointed - a more than half-century old IWC that looks like new on the wrist!

Detailed Appraisal:

Manufacturer: IWC

City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Serial no.: 1,942,384

Year built: 1969

Model: Ref. R815A

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds, Date

Designed for: Men 

Dimensions: 35mm wide (without crown - 37mm with crown), 40mm lugs tip-to-tip

Case condition: Mint

Case markings (inside): International Watch Co., Swiss, R815A

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

Movement:  IWC caliber 8541, self-winding, rhodium plated and decorated, 23 jewels, Breguet hairspring, shock resistant, precision regulator

Hands: Original, steel batons

Jewels: 23 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 type: Acrylic, excellent condition

Movement: IWC caliber 8541B, self-winding, rhodium plated and decorated, 23 jewels, Breguet hairspring, shock resistant, precision regulator, adjusted to five positions

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

Timed: Yes, timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.

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 experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.

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

Box/Papers: BOX - A custom watch presentation box from our company; PAPERS - A full page, laminated Certificate of Authenticity from our company.

SKU 8609

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