From one of Switzerland’s most respected factories comes this Solid 9ct gold gents 34 mm watch on a solid 9ct gold bracelet dated 1954.
This piece is especially rare due to the fact the case is made in England by Shackleton
You may notice that the dial is not stamped shaufhaussen under the IWC brand this is due to the fact that the watch was assembled in the UK as was the norm at the time and not in IWC’S home town hence the missing town name ,which to many collectors makes this piece even more desirable
The heavy solid gold bracelet is exquisitely made and completely undamaged , Hallmarked and inscribed Hickleton & Phillips, in whose original box the watch is still kept. Which in itself is testimony as to how cherished this watch was by its previous owner Mr Fred W Robinson ,
I know some collectors polish out engravings on the rear of cases ,not me I love the story they tell, sometimes gifts between loved ones often at a time of war or as is the case here a gift to a cherished respected colleague as recognition for a loyalty sadly not often seen today
Technically IWC produced some of the worlds best movements and this ranks amongst the very best the calibre 89 world famous for being used by the RAF in the superb masterpiece the mark eleven pilots watch . This beautiful manual wind Movement number 1297415 from over 50 years ago is no exception and is original to the piece as is everything else
Truly a fine vintage watch and a great addition to any collection
Stock No. 174
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1.Waterproof please note under no circumstances should any vintage timepiece be regarded as waterproof regardless of the manufacturing specification at the time of manufacture
2.Precision Please note that some of the pieces we handle are over 100 years old and do not perform like some modern watches. Part of the attraction is the requirement to hand wind many of these time pieces on a regular basis.
3.Servicing, just like a vintage motor car a mechanical watch will require regular maintenance our suggestion would be once every few years should suffice but please feel free to contact us with any specific queries relating to an individual piece.
4.Returns when purchased on line any item can be returned by recorded delivery at the buyer’s expense and risk within 14 days of receipt to The Watch Collector.17London Road South. Poynton.Cheshire.SK12 1LA
5.Gaurantee, all products are guaranteed for a period of 90 days for mechanical defect. This guarantee does not cover misuse or neglect and is invalid if the case back has been opened in any way. please see note 1 regarding water ingress
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