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IWC 1969 Vintage Mens Watch Cal. 8541 Automatic Black Dial with Date - Stainless Steel

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1969 | No original box | No original papers
$1,637
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Basic Info

Listing code BZ8BN8
Brand IWC
Reference number AB22
Dealer product code AB22
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material
Crocodile skin
Year of production 1969
Condition
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee
Price $1,637
Availability Item is in stock

Caliber

Movement Automatic
Caliber/movement 8541
Number of jewels 23

Case

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

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material
Crocodile skin
Bracelet color Black

Description

1969 IWC Vintage Mens Watch, Cal. 8541 Automatic, Black Dial with Date - Stainless Steel

Beautiful Restored Condition - 90 Day Warranty - 100% Feedback

Today's offering showcases this superior automatic IWC with a classic retro look.

Powering the watch is a cal. 8541 movement, part of the caliber 85 family of movements designed by Albert Pellaton and that feature his renowned winding system. 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."

The company built this watch in 1969, at the same they were building their famous Ingenieur line which also had watches that utilized the caliber 8541.

It has had a true expertly done restoration and presents in beautiful restored condition. The dial has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as IWC factory done to the naked eye.

It has been overhauled by a Master Watchmaker - it winds perfectly smooth.

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

An almost five decade old IWC that looks almost like new on the wrist!

Detailed Appraisal:

Manufacturer: IWC

City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Serial no.: 1,910,xxx

Year built: c. 1969

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

Designed for: Men

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

Case condition: Excellent with a few remnants of wear

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

Hands: Original, steel dauphines filled with luminous, restored

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

Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition

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

Serviced: Yes, overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.

Timing: 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: 90-day 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 AB22

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