Vintage IWC watch Calibre 89 in Stainless Steel with mesh bracelet

Vintage IWC watch Calibre 89 in Stainless Steel with mesh bracelet
Vintage IWC watch Calibre 89 in Stainless Steel with mesh bracelet
Vintage IWC watch Calibre 89 in Stainless Steel with mesh bracelet
Vintage IWC watch Calibre 89 in Stainless Steel with mesh bracelet
Vintage IWC watch Calibre 89 in Stainless Steel with mesh bracelet
Vintage IWC watch Calibre 89 in Stainless Steel with mesh bracelet
Vintage IWC watch Calibre 89 in Stainless Steel with mesh bracelet
Vintage IWC watch Calibre 89 in Stainless Steel with mesh bracelet
Vintage IWC watch Calibre 89 in Stainless Steel with mesh bracelet
Vintage IWC watch Calibre 89 in Stainless Steel with mesh bracelet

Vintage IWC watch Calibre 89 in Stainless Steel with mesh bracelet
The Calibre 89 movement is one of the more important movements to come out of the Schaffhausen manufacture in the mid-century, standing firmly as the cornerstone of IWC’s in-house workmanship for decades. The Calibre 89 is most renowned for driving the Mark XI pilot’s watch, however it made its way into a wide array of civilian timekeepers, such as this example. It is running well, is all original as far as I can tell, and sports sharp, holed lugs and a steel mesh bracelet. The dial on this example had been refinished, a fact that usually makes one pass up a watch without a second thought. However there are many out there for whom a restoration reclaims the original beauty and elegance of a vintage watch, something which even the best safe-babies cannot provide. Please message me if you’d like more information or more pictures. The item “Vintage IWC watch Calibre 89 in Stainless Steel with mesh bracelet” is in sale since Saturday, July 28, 2018. This item is in the category “Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches”. The seller is “darcyb_vintageiwc” and is located in Malvern East, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Gender: Men’s/Unisex
  • Number of Jewels: 17
  • Water Resistance: Not water resistant
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Casing: Stainless Steel
  • Movement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • Face Colour: White
  • Band Material: Stainless Steel
  • Year of Manufacture: Early 1960s
  • Band Colour: Stainless steel
  • Case Size: 35mm
  • Case Colour: Stainless Steel

Vintage IWC watch Calibre 89 in Stainless Steel with mesh bracelet
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