Gentleman's International Watch Company wrist watch (now known simply as IWC) in solid 9ct yellow gold with beautifully refinished white, Roman Numeral dial and black leather strap. Stunning!
Solid 9ct gold case is in beautiful, flawless condition with no marks, dents, dings scratches or imperfections. Very attractive case with snap-on case back which fits nice and tightly. This is an English made, Dennison case and carries full English hallmarks. We have dated the watch to 1948 from the serial number stamped on the movement.
Dimensions are 33mm in diameter (not including crown), 9.5mm thick and 40mm lug to lug.
Dial & Crystal
Stunning, refinished white, sub-seconds Roman Numberal dial is flawless having only recently been restored. Dial has a mixture of Roman Numerals and diamond hourmarkers. Plain but elegant 'stick' hands complete the dial perfectly. Dial is signed 'International Watch Company, Schaffhausen' with 'Swiss Made' at 6 o'clock.
Crystal is standard acrylic/Plexiglas type and is as new. We assume this is also original to the watch because of the piece's overall 'as new' condition.
Brand new high quality Hirsch 'Aristocrat' calf leather strap finished in black with complementing gold-filled buckle.
We are Hirsch stockists and can change the strap to any from their 'Classic' machine made range, or 'artisanal' range of superb hand-made straps if you desire (subject to cost). Please contact us for further details.
Calibre 88 manual winding movement in excellent, original condition. We see quite a few calibre 89 (centre seconds) watches but the earlier 88 seem to be much more uncommon. Watch is keeping superb time and has recently been fully overhauled by our watchmaker just to make sure it is running perfectly. 12 months warranty.