1959 IWC Schaffhausen Cal.89 "Calatrava" Design

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Incredibly elegant and shiny dress watch by legendary IWC Schaffhausen boasting with 35 mm solid yellow gold case, bullet-proof and precise manual-winding cal.89 and incredible two-tone dial refinished to IWC factory specs. Freshly serviced and ready to rock on your wrist and to catch envious eyes of your friends and colleagues.

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

Case:

  • 18k solid yellow gold 3-body case with snap-on case back. Mixed satin and high-polished finishing.
  • Professionally polished to factory specs. Showing strong and sharp geometry and crisp gold hallmarks.
  • 35 mm (without crown) / 41 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
  • Original yellow gold fluted crown.
  • Service acrylic crystal
  • Serial number: 1478619

    Movement:

    • Manual-winding with sweep seconds hand
    • Robust, precise and collectable Caliber 89, signed "International Watch Co Swiss"
    • Rhodium plated, decorated with Côtes de Genève, polished screws, Breguet spring, 17 jewels, 18000 A/h.
    • Serial number: 1480179
    • Professionally serviced in January 2017.

    Dial:

    • Professionally refinished two-tone silver dial in outstanding condition.
    • Signed "International Watch Co Schaffhausen" at 12 o’clock and "Swiss" at 6 o'clock.
    • Original "sword" golden hands, golden sweep seconds hand in perfect condition.

    Delivery set:

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

    Collections: Archive

    Category: IWC


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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.