VINTAGE 1942 14KT GOLD IWC INTERNATIONAL WATCH Co. CALATRAVA CALIBRE 83 CHRONOMETER QUALITY MOVEMENT

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VINTAGE 1942 14KT GOLD IWC INTERNATIONAL WATCH Co. CALATRAVA CALIBRE 83 CHRONOMETER QUALITY MOVEMENT

Vintage 1942 14kt Gold IWC international watch co. calatrava calibre 83 chronometer quality movement.

This fabulous gentlemen’s wrist-watch was manufactured by the International Watch Company in 1942 and of the style and quality of Patek Philippes calatrava.

Measuring 31mm across the bezel, not including the crown and 38mm tip-to-tip. The elaborate teardrop strap lugs on the watch curve down toward the wrist. the watch is in absolutely ‘as-new’ condition, the case has no visible wear what-so-ever.

There are no dings, scratches, repairs or faults at all to the case and it still retains nice sharp edges to the shoulder etc.

The back just has some very, very fine scratching from gentle use over the years. Fully marked inside the back with Swiss 14kt gold hallmarks along with the individual case serial number ‘74760’.

The beautiful silvered dial with applied Arabic figures is very much inspired by the Patek Philippe Calatrava of the same era. With subsidiary seconds and contrasting gold propeller hands.

The calibre 83 movement is absolutely astounding in every respect, it is a master-piece. Chronometer grade and adjusted to three positions, which we have never seen before in a calibre 83. Geneve striped with Gold chaton jewel settings and in ‘as-new’ condition. This movement is in as good a condition as when it left the factory in 1942, the date confirmed by the serial number 1073000.

The watch is running very well and keeping good time. Complete with the original international watch company silk and velvet lined box. The watch came to us on what may possibly be the original strap, though we have fitted a new, quality croco-grain one and the original will be included for the buyer. A very stylish watch which is in exceptional condition considering it’s age.