1949 IWC Schaffhausen Cal.89 Stainless Steel

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Elegant and charming timepiece by IWC Schaffhausen made in ca.1949. It features an unusual and rare 35 mm stainless steel case with thick faceted lugs, bullet-proof in-house Caliber 89 and near-NOS minimalistic white dial with beveled reflective hour markers. Decent and tasteful dresswatch for a real gentleman and IWC enthusiast. 

Full service in June 2018. Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • Stainless steel 3-body case with snap-on case back. High-polished finishing. 
  • Professionally restored to factory specs, showing no traces of wear/use. Perfect geometry.
  • 35 mm (without crown) / 43 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
  • Original steel crown
  • Service acrylic crystal
  • Serial number: 1165912

    Movement:

    • Time only manual-winding movement in mint condition
    • Caliber 89, signed ‘International Watch Co Swiss’
    • Côtes de Genève, polished screws, Breguet spring, 17 jewels, 18000 A/h.
    • Serial number: 1174306
    • Full service in June 2018.

    Dial:

    • Untouched original dial in excellent condition. Shows little to no aging of the surface. 
    • Signed "International Watch Co Schaffhausen" at 12 o'clock and "Swiss" at 6 o'clock.
    • Beveled golden hour markers with radium plots.
    • Original golden "pencil" hands.

    Delivery set:

    • The watch comes quality VintageCaliber.com leather strap and generic plated buckle.
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

    Collections: Watches

    Category: IWC


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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.