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1949 IWC Schaffhausen Cal.89 "Teardrop" Lugs

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This beautiful and rare timepiece combines everything a true IWC connoisseur may ever desire: a very attrective 35.5 mm stainless steel case with so-called "teardrop" lugs, the famous manual-winding Caliber 89 by International Watch Co, and beautiful silver-shite dial in outstanding like-new condition!

Full service in June 2017. Technical warranty: 1 year.


  • Stainless steel 3-body case with snap-on case back. High-polished finishing. 
  • Professionally polished, showing no traces of wear/use. Perfect geometry.
  • 35.5 mm (without crown) / 44 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
  • Original steel crown
  • Original acrylic crystal
  • Serial number: 1177560


    • 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: 1183344
    • Full service in June 2017.


    • Silver-white dial in near-mint condition showing little to no ageing. Minor spotting visible only with a jewellers loupe.
    • The originality of the dial is questioned by several non-IWC collectors. The dial may have been replaced in the past (traces of oxidation tell us about at least few decades)
    • Signed "International Watch Co Schaffhausen" and "Swiss"
    • Raised golden hour markers and Arabic numerals.
    • Original golden "pencil" hands.

    Delivery set:

    • The watch comes quality aftermarket strap and generic steel buckle.
    • 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.