1944 IWC Schaffhausen Cal.83 Teardrop Lugs

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Incredibly elegant and rare execution of a dress watch by legendary IWC Schaffhausen boasting with 35 mm 14k solid yellow gold case with attractive "teardrop" lugs, famous manual-winding Cal.83 and incredible two-tone dial with raised golden numerals. 

The watch went through complete service in February 2017. Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • 14k solid yellow gold 3-body case with snap-on case back. Mixed satin and high-polished finishing.
  • Professionally polished to factory specs. 
  • 35 mm (without crown) / 42.5 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
  • Original yellow gold fluted crown.
  • Original acrylic crystal
  • Serial number: 1092248

    Movement:

    • Manual-winding with sweep seconds hand
    • Precise and collectable Caliber 83, signed "International Watch Co Swiss"
    • Rhodium plated, decorated with Côtes de Genève, polished screws, Breguet spring, 15 jewels, 18000 A/h. No anti-shock protection.
    • Serial number: 1046164
    • Outstanding condition. Professionally serviced in February 2017.

    Dial:

    • All original untouched dial in excellent condition showing moderate spotting over the surface. Tiny scratch at 7 o'clock.
    • Signed "International Watch Co Schaffhausen" at 12 o’clock.
    • Original "dauphine" golden hands, original golden small seconds hand in perfect condition.

    Delivery set:

    • The watch comes with a quality handmade calfskin strap with generic gold-plated buckle.
    • Suede leather watch travel case
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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    It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.

    In our condition reports we normally disclose three most important parameters as follows: diameter without crown / lug-to-lug length / lug width. 

    Diameter without crown

    It is, so far, the most important measurement to understand the size of a regular round-shaped watch.It helps you to understand proportions and overall look of the watch. It is important to consider width of the bezel and color of the dial, because certain combinations may make the watch look bigger, while some other smaller. It is all very individual, however there is common understanding:

    Lug-to-lug width

    This parameter will help you to understand whether the watch is comfortable for wearing. You should compare lug-to-lug width with the width of your wrist, and if lug-to-lug width is smaller or equal, then this watch shall be comfortable.

    Lug width

    This measurement is defining what size of strap you need for the particular watch. Depending on era and manufacturer you can find watches with lug width between 14 mm and 24 mm. Most common sizes are 18 mm and 20 mm.