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1974 IWC Vintage Full Size Mens Watch, Cal. 8541 Automatic with Date, Stainless Steel

SKU: 21-191255

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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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Today's offering showcases this superior automatic IWC powered by the Albert Pellaton designed Caliber 8541 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 85x series "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 the case of this watch in c. 1974 at the same they were building their famous Ingenieur line and with equipped it with the same movement. These dress watches are more elegant than the pragmatic Ingenieur but share similar 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. At 36mm in diameter, it is the same size as a Rolex Datejust. It is in beautiful original condition. The untouched dial is mint. It doesn't seem to appear to have been polished, or if so very lightly.


The parts are 100% original as it left the factory.



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No: 2093836


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


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


Hands: Original, steel dauphines


Movement type: IWC caliber 8541, 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: 21-191255
Accompanied by: IWC
Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
Color: Silver
Watch Movement: Automatic
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Authenticity Details: IWC
Case Dimensions (in mm): 36mm wide (without crown), 36mm 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.

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