IWC Cal.853 Automatic 18ct 35mm 1962 – Sorry Now Sold 28/Jan/2015


100% Genuine & All Original

Fully Inspected, Serviced and Guaranteed

Beautiful Simple Silver-White Dial Superbly Restored

Superb Large-Size 35mm Diameter Case not including the IWC Crown

Classic High Grade 21 Jewels Cal. 853 Automatic Movement in Sparkling Condition!

Complete with New High Quality ‘Croc’ Leather Strap and Quality Hardwood Presentation Box

This Watch is offered with full 12 months Written Warranty* and Free UK Delivery

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Price £2,650 Sold


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This is a beautiful example of a mid-size IWC gent’s 18ct dress watch, from 1962, in superb condition. It contains the legendary Cal.853 automatic movement which was hugely success for IWC, selling in record numbers between 1959-64. This was part of the broader IWC Cal.85 movement family introduced in 1950 and remaining in production until 1996! All designed and built from start to finish in-house, by IWC, these are totally reliable and highly accurate time-pieces.

The Dial

A classically simple ’60s dial in silver-white with gold 12 & 6 and hour baton hour markers, gold dauphin gold hands and centre seconds hand. The dial is signed International Watch Co Scaffhausen, Automatic and Swiss. This is the original dial which has been superbly restored to the very highest standards. The lens is clear with no scratches.

The Case

The large sized 35mm 18ct solid gold case is in superb condition with no scratches, dings or marks visible to the naked eye. It has been professionally cleaned and polished and looks superb. Inside the case back are found IWC and Scaffhausen signatures along with Swiss 18ct hallmarks and the case number 1,277,863. The crown is the original, carrying the IWC ‘fish’.

The Movement

As discussed above this is the Cal.853 automatic movement which was hugely successful for IWC. It is one one of the best automatic movements ever made and one of the key movements on which the name and reputation of International Watch Company was built. This is the original movement which is signed International Watch Company and Swiss twice, once on the movement and once on the rotor. The movement is also marked Cal.853 and carries the serial number 1,671,466 and 21 Jewels.

Our watchmaker has just given the movement a full inspection and service and reports that it is in superb condition. With further regular servicing, every 3 to 4 years we would fully expect this watch to run very happily for very many years to come! We are very happy to offer a 12 months warranty on this watch movement and we will be very pleased to assist you with servicing in the years to come.

The Strap & Buckle

A new very high quality, matching brown ‘croc’ leather, padded strap is fitted along with plain gold plated buckle.

Box and Papers

Although there are no original papers with this watch, the numbers and markings are all correct, dating the watch to 1962. A detailed written receipt, with 12 months written warranty* and a separate insurance valuation for the replacement value will be provided at the time of sale. The watch is also supplied a high quality hardwood presentation box as shown in the photograph.

In Conclusion

This beautiful 1962 vintage IWC is in superb condition, ready for use and is completely practical and wearable today. It represents excellent value for money especially is such superb condition. It is a highly desirable vintage gold watch from one of horology’s most respected names which will provide an excellent investment as well as something to treasure and enjoy!

*Note 12 months warranty is only applicable if the listing price is paid.

Please note that this watch is not waterproof and we recommend that all vintage watches are kept clean and dry at all times.

We are happy to accept Paypal as this is the quickest method of payment. However if you wish to pay by UK cheque or by bank transfer we will be pleased to assist you with this.

Delivery is free within the UK and we charge only £45 for world-wide delivery via DHL or Fedex.

For more information please call 020 7727 7095 or 07515 949 250 or +44 7515949250 if calling from overseas.

We are able to accept part exchanges.

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