IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN Cal. 853 Automatic 1962 - UK buyer

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Looking for a stunning, simple and elegant dress watch? Then look no further...IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN from 1962 in original condition (crown and crystal may have been replaced), just serviced.

1962 IWC Vintage Cal. 853 Automatic in Stainless Steel. Incredibly elegant yet simple dress watch in amazing original condition & fully serviced August 2020. 

Powered by the Albert Pellaton designed Calibre 853 movement which has been proclaimed as "one of the best automatic movements ever built in Switzerland."

IWC built the movement of this very fine wristwatch in 1962 at the same time they were producing the famous 'Ingenieur' line.

Manufacturer: IWC - Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Serial No. 1664911

Case No. 1685081

Year of manufacture: 1962

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds

Dimensions: 35mm wide (without crown), 43mm lugs tip-to-tip

Case condition: Light aging commensurate with age but looks incredibly sharp and elegant

Dial: Original. Beautiful silver white linen with some very minor age related spotting not visible to the naked eye. Signed International Watch Co. SCHAFFHAUSEN and AUTOMATIC. Faceted baton indexes, outer minute track.

Hands: Original, steel dauphines in excellent condition

Jewels: 21

Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn

Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition, a few very light marks right on the edge between 3 & 4 not visible to the naked eye.

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

Service history: Fully serviced by a Master Watchmaker in August 2020