1963 IWC Vintage Mens Watch, Cal. 8531 Automatic with Date - Stainless Steel
CONDITION - EXCELLENT / MORE ABOUT CONDITIONS
PRISTINE Merchandise is in “like new” condition. There are no signs of wear or any other visible imperfections. EXCELLENT Merchandise is in exceptionally good condition with very little wear. Any imperfections are described in detail. VERY GOOD: Merchandise is in very good condition for its age. Older items may exhibit very light patina and wear relative to the age of the product, and more contemporary items will be just short of “excellent”. GOOD: Merchandise is in good condition and typically will appear mildly to moderately used. There may be some surface scratches and/or other imperfections. Older items may exhibit patina and wear related to their age. Please review the item listing for specific details regarding condition.
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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 it in 1962 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 is in gorgeous true expertly restored condition and presents as mint on the wrist. The parts are original down to the dial, hands, and winding crown. The navy blue dial is a perfect refinishing. The full size case presents on the wrist as mint with light aging underneath the lugs. The movement has been freshly fully overhauled by a Master Watchmaker, winds extremely smoothly, and is running very true. You won't be disappointed - a five decade old IWC that looks like new on the wrist!
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds, Date
Dial: Navy blue, Signed International Watch Co. Schaffhausen and AUTOMATIC, faceted baton indexes outer minute track, expertly refinished
Hands: Original, steel dauphines
Movement type: IWC caliber 8531, self-winding, rhodium plated and decorated, 21 jewels, Breguet hairspring, shock resistant, precision regulator
Bracelet: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Return Policy: 7 days from the day it is received
Accompanied by: IWC
Color: Navy blue
Watch Movement: Automatic
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Authenticity Details: IWC
Case Dimensions (in mm): 35mm wide (without crown), 42mm lugs tip-to-tip
Primary Material: Stainless Steel
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Please contact Portero Customer Care Department for a return authorization, and ship back item within 7 days of receipt. Items must be properly packaged in comparable box, and in unworn condition.