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SKU: VWS3041

International Watch Company - 14K Gold Sub-Seconds Dress Watch - c.1952

A Charming 14ct Gold IWC Vintage Dress Watch in Nice Condition with a Beautifully Simple and Elegant Dial with Gold Furniture, c.1952

14K Gold
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International Watch Company (IWC) Schaffhausen, established in 1868 by American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones, has a storied history rooted in the fusion of Swiss craftsmanship and modern engineering. IWC set its sights on combining the artisanal skill of Swiss horologists with the technological advancements of the time to create watches of unparalleled quality and precision. Located in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, due to its proximity to the Rhine Falls providing ample hydraulic power necessary for watchmaking operations, IWC distinguished itself early on.

Over the years, IWC has introduced several iconic watch families that have left indelible marks on the industry. The Pilot's Watches collection, launched in the 1930s, was designed for aviators and featured innovations such as anti-magnetic escapements and special luminescent hands for readability. The Portuguese line (now known as Portugieser), started in the 1930s as well, was born from a request for marine chronometer precision in a wristwatch form.

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This beautiful 14ct gold IWC vintage dress watch is absolutely charming. Hailing from the 1950s, it has been well preserved for the main part save a slight blemish on the dial at 11 o'clock and another toward the centre of the dial - these marks are more obvious on the photographs than in reality. 

Other than the aforementioned the dial is in beautiful condition, simple and elegant in design, it boasts applied gold hour markers, stick hands and a recessed sub-seconds dial at 6 o'clock. 

At 34mm the watch is mid-size, so it is perfectly suitable for both men and women, and the solid old case and lugs add a beautiful opulence - who doesn't love a vintage gold dree watch! 

This watch is suitable for everyday wear as well as more formal occasions and wears beautifully on the wrist. It is running well and keeping good time - a great purchase and superb asset to any collection. 

14Kt Gold
 Leather Strap
Movement Type
Power reserve
 48 Hours
Date of issue
1952 (Approx)
 12 Months VWS
Width (without crown)
Lug width
Lug height
(lug to lug) 43mm
Wrist size

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