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1961 IWC Vintage Mens Watch, Cal. 8531 Automatic with Date and Pie Pan Dial - Stainless Steel

SKU: 21-201979

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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 original automatic IWC showcased 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 1961 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 beautiful original condition - on the wrist it presents as just short of mint, and the lugs on the full size case are beefy and look unpolished with crisp lines. Its awesome pie pan dial is original and mint. And its movement has been freshly cleaned and oiled and is running very true. For the finishing touch we have installed a new leather band making it ready for immediate enjoyment.



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No: 1,566,820


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


Dial: Silver, Signed International Watch Co. Schaffhausen and AUTOMATIC, faceted baton indexes, outer minute track, original, mint condition


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


Return Policy: 7 days from the day it is received

SKU: 21-201979
Accompanied by: IWC
Bracelet/Strap: Leather
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: Stainless Steel

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.

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