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1961 IWC Vintage Mens Watch, Cal. 853 Automatic with Date - 18K Gold Filled

SKU: 21-200951



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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Today's offering showcases this superior automatic IWC. It is full size, measuring 35mm in diameter, in between the size of a Rolex Date and a Datejust. It is fully original down to the dial and all hands. The dial has an even stardust speckling effect that gives it a true vintage look. It is powered by the Albert Pellaton designed Caliber 853 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 these movements as "one of the best automatic movements ever built in Switzerland." IWC built this at the same they were building their famous Ingenieur line. It is a more elegant than the pragmatic Ingenieur but shares the same timekeeping qualities in normal wearing conditions. Our watchmaker has freshly serviced the watch. It continues to keep perfect time. For the finishing touch we have installed a new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.


No: 1,556,289

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

Dial: Silver (toned to a sepia), Signed International Watch Co. Schaffhausen and AUTOMATIC, faceted baton indexes, outer minute track, original. Please inquire if you would like the dial professionally restored.

Hands: Original, gold dauphines

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

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

Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition

Return Policy: 7 days from the day it is received

SKU: 21-200951
Accompanied by: IWC
Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
Color: Silver
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: 18K Gold Filled

Domestic and international shipping is by FedEx. All shipments are fully insured.

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.