• 1961 IWC - International Watch Co – Stainless steel with caliber C853
  • 1961 IWC - International Watch Co – Stainless steel with caliber C853
  • 1961 IWC - International Watch Co – Stainless steel with caliber C853
  • 1961 IWC - International Watch Co – Stainless steel with caliber C853
  • 1961 IWC - International Watch Co – Stainless steel with caliber C853
  • 1961 IWC - International Watch Co – Stainless steel with caliber C853
  • 1961 IWC - International Watch Co – Stainless steel with caliber C853
  • 1961 IWC - International Watch Co – Stainless steel with caliber C853
  • 1961 IWC - International Watch Co – Stainless steel with caliber C853
  • 1961 IWC - International Watch Co – Stainless steel with caliber C853
  • 1961 IWC - International Watch Co – Stainless steel with caliber C853

1961 IWC - International Watch Co – in stainless steel with caliber C853

Brand:IWC
Model:Automatic
Year:1961
Material:Stainless steel
Size - diameter excluding winding crown:34mm
Size - length including lugs:42.5mm
Condition:Very good
Price:Sold

1961 IWC - International Watch Co – in stainless steel with caliber C853

Automatic IWC watch with silver round dial. Each hour is marked with a baton. At 6 o’clock comes “Automatic”. The hands are in silver with “Dauphine” style. It is a stainless steel back case with engraved inside.
– Acier inoxydable – International Watch Co. – Swiss – the original IWC logo and then the numbers 1587729 and 603A. The movement is an IWC caliber C853 with number #1531502 and inscription International Watch Co – Swiss. The watch comes with a black new strap. Width between lugs is 18mm. Fully serviced and perfect working condition.

History

The company was founded in 1841 by Florentine A. Jones in the small town of Rummey in the United States. When he turned 14, Jones moved to Boston to work with watchmakers and then move again in 1868 to Schaffhausen. His goal was to make cheap pocket watches for the US market using the industrial techniques. In 1869, he signed a lease with Johann Heinrich Moser where 2 years later the first pocket watches were produced. 1875 was the year of the first company bankruptcy followed by a second bankruptcy in 1879. Then the company is acquired by the Swiss industrial family Rauschenbach. In 1978, Instek AG bought the company. In 2000, the company is sold again to the Richemont group. Calibers of the brand are mythical as the “Jones”, “Mega” or “Pellaton”. IWC brand is particularly known in the world of aviation with the model “Mark 11”. IWC has also worked with “Porsche Design” and today IWC is particularly famous for this “Portuguese” model.

Technical details

Automatic movement with caliber C853 (1958-1963) with 21 jewels, 19,800 A/h and 44 power reserve with number #1531502 and inscription International Watch Co – Swiss.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 34mm
Length including lugs: 42.5mm

Price: Sold