A beautiful vintage IWC gents dress watch from the 1940’s with a large steel case, fancy lugs and a Calibre 88 movement dating from 1946. The Cal. 88 movement was used in the IWC watches with a subdial at 6 o’clock, it was released in the same year as the popular Calibre 89 movement. The movement number is found beneath the balance wheel.
Photos © Bip Mistry 2011
A 1939 18k solid gold IWC Shaffhausen black dial dress watch with a high-grade Calibre 83 movement.
Marked with IWC’s 1903 0fficial motto ‘probus scafusia': good, solid craftsmanship from Schaffhausen.
This is an IWC Schaffhausen movement. In keeping with their Latin motto (1903), Probus Scafusia: ‘good, solid craftsmanship from Schaffhausen’.
Photo © Bip Mistry 2010