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1944 IWC Schaffhausen Cal.83 w Box & Buckle

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IWC classics at its' best! This very fine stainless steel dress watch made in Schaffhausen in 1944 is boasting with elegant 35 mm case (look at those faceted lugs!), charming silverish dial with raised Arabic numerals, and collectable in-house caliber 83.

This particular piece is notable for a very sharp case, rare dial's layout and overall honest and attractive condition. It comes with period correct box and stainless steel buckle. 

Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • Stainless steel 3-body case with snap-on case back. Mixed satin and high-polished finishing.
  • Excellent overall condition showing very sharp facets. May have been lightly polished once in the past.
  • 35 mm (without crown) / 40.5 mm (lug-to-lug) / 20 mm (between lugs)
  • Original steel gold fluted crown.
  • Original acrylic crystal
  • Serial number: 1098986

    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: 1066925
    • Excellent overall condition. Service history is unknown, however, the movement shows acceptable results at timegrapher: ca.190 deg. of amplitude, -32 seconds a day, 1 ms of beat error. Service is recommended at buyer's expense.

    Dial:

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

    Delivery set:

    • The watch comes with a quality aftermarket strap, period-correct IWC buckle.
    • Original period-correct box by IWC
    • Suede leather watch travel case
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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    Measuring a watch

    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.