Lot #3255 – IWC Date Platinum Watch

Estimate: $3,000.00 – $3,500.00

Vintage gents platinum IWC Date wristwatch.  Circa 1960’s.  Silver International Watch Co Schaffhausen Automatic pie pan dial with applied baton hour markers.  Swiss made, self winding automatic movement.  Case back is stamped 850 PT Platinum with a serial number.  Comes on a Tokki Project leather strap with a stainless steel Tokki Project tang buckle.  Approximate diameter is 35mm.

The dial has minor spotting throughout and some areas of imperfections.  The watch has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age.  Overall condition 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.

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 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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Brand:  IWC
Model:  Date
Diameter:  35mm
Dial Color:  Silver
Case Material:  Platinum
Case Back:  Solid
Movement:  Manual wind
Functions:  Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Band:  Tokki Project leather strap with stainless steel Tokki Project tang buckle
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA