International Watch Company Ref. R810 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1966
A stainless steel manually wound centre seconds wristwatch with original IWC presentation case
A very handsome example of the IWC Ref. 810, this watch has a silvered dial that retains an excellent lustre to the surface. The model incorporates the legendary calibre 89 which is greatly favoured by collectors of the brand for its superior quality and finishing – in fact this is the same calibre used by the watchmaker in a modified version for their famous IWC military Mark XI. Cased in stainless steel, the watch has a flat bezel, screw-down case back and is fitted with its original winding crown featuring IWC’s fish logo. The case’s angles and edges retain good definition and we have not had the watch polished during servicing, there are therefore are some light scuffs and scratches to the case.
This watch is accompanied by its original IWC presentation case with mustard coloured velvet watch holder and silk lined lid.
[M] IWC calibre 89 manually wound movement with damascened finishing, lever escapement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Incabloc shock absorber [D] silvered dial, raised multi-faceted baton indexes with luminescent dots above, luminescent baton hands (please note that luminescence will have naturally dulled with age), centre seconds, outer black track for seconds/minutes [C] stainless steel case, flat integrated bezel, faceted/chamfered lugs, screw-down case back, original IWC fish logo winding crown [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
Width excluding winding crown: 34.5mm
Length including lugs: 40mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 11mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 18mm
This watch has been fully serviced and overhauled and is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate.