IWC Caliber 852 Automatc Vintage 1950s in Stainless Steel
Classic and beautifully proportioned gent's dress size, 34mm wide (not including crown) by 40mm long all-stainless steel 3-piece "Calatrava" style case with downward sloping lugs, press on bezel and hermetic push-in back. There are some very minor scuffs & scratches but the case and bezel are easily in Excellent+ vintage condition. The snap in caseback is in Excellent condition with only some small scratches/marks near the opening indent. All correct IWC nomenclature of the period and full serial number are present inside the caseback. Lovely ivory dial with applied dagger markers is in very good condition. In-house Caliber 852 21-jewel full rotor movement with patented Pellaton automatic winding system with its distinctive ratcheting sound, as well as shock protection. The 1.36 million movement serial dates to circa 1954-1956 according to the excellent "Date Your IWC" program by Marco Schönenberger. This is the second iteration of Alfred Pellaton's engineering masterpiece, which many consider one of the best mass-produced families of automatics ever manufactured. This watch has been recently overhauled and in is excellent working condition. Overall, this is an extremely fine vintage IWC that is suitable for casual, business and fine attire.
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