IWC cal 89

£ 795
This is a manual wind IWC steel watch, which is powered by their famous calibre 89. What is unusual about this example is that the movement is marked as being adjusted to three positions. IWC were one of the few Swiss manufacturers in the 1950s who didn't submit their watches for chronometer certification at one of the Swiss observatories. I understand that IWC believed that their in-house testing was of a higher standard that the testing regime at the observatories.

So this watch movement was specially adjusted to a higher standard than the already elevated standards of IWC. For reasons known only to IWC, they didn't feel this warranted any additional printing on the dial. The watch was retailed in the USA - we can tell this because the foot of the balance cock is marked with a three letter code import code denoting IWC (confusingly this is the letters "CYN") 

Case diameter (excluding winding crown): 35mm
Case material: stainless steel
strap width: 18mm
time keeping: grade A

We aim to dispatch all watch orders within 2-3 working days, where this isn't possible, we will try to inform you via email.

When your order is dispatched your tracking details will be updated.

Please allow extra processing time for watches with a customised engraving or strap, during busy sales periods this can sometimes take an extra 5-10 working days.

If you are in a hurry for your watch, please email us.

Shipping guide for watches:

UK: FREE DPD shipping, 1-2 working days
United States & Canada: FREE Fedex shipping, 1-3 working days
The EU: FREE DHL Express shipping, 1-3 working days

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Shipping guide for straps (unless purchased with a watch): 

Free Royal Mail 1st Class / International tracked shipping, 2-14 working days depending on location. You can see a more accurate timescale when you input your address at the checkout.

Shipping guide for t-shirts

All t-shirts on our website are now printed and shipped by an external supplier inside the UK. This means that if you place an order for both a watch and a t-shirt, they will be shipped separately.

Our supplier uses a Royal Mail tracked service for all shipments and this usually takes a little longer than our watches. You can see an estimated timescale when you input your address at the checkout.


Please note, during busy sale periods dispatch may take a little longer (this is quite rare). These delivery times are a guide based on the carriers terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch. 

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