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Lot #13189 – Rare IWC Date Platinum Watch Cal 8531 Vintage

Estimate: $4,000.00 – $5,000.00

Start Price: $1,599.00

Brand: IWC
Diameter: 35mm
Dial Color: Silver with applied bar hour markers
Case Material: Platinum
Case Back: Solid
Movement: Mechanical self-winding automatic, caliber 8531
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Band: Brand new, unworn Tokki Project leather strap with a stainless steel Tokki Project tang buckle
Box: No
Papers / Warranty card: No
Accessories: N/A
Condition: The dial and hands have areas of spotting throughout due to age which can be expected. Some of the hour markers have areas of light spotting. The dial has been previously refreshed. Has areas of light discoloration on the dial especially around the edges. There are small areas of discoloration on the case next to the lugs. The watch has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age. Overall condition of the watch is good.  Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy nor water resistance/proofness. An overhaul is always recommended for used watches.
Special Notes: The inside of the case back has a five digit serial number stamped on it. The inside of the case back is stamped PM900 indicating platinum. The movement has a seven digit number. Vintage platinum IWC watches are very rare.
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA

International Watch Company (IWC) was founded in 1868 by Florentine Ariosto Jones.  Jones returned to the United States and the company was taken over by The Rauschenbachs family from Schaffhausen.  IWC made several important models early on such as a pocket watch with a digital Pallweber display, the W.W.W. for the British Army, and the Swiss quartz movement Beta 21.  Some iconic IWC models include the IWC Pilot, IWC Portugieser, IWC Da Vinci, IWC Ingenieur, IWC Portofino, and the IWC Aquatimer.

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