IWC round YG champagne dial Cal.8531 automatic winding 1960s

Item Number: IWC032

$6,006.15 AUD
-Specifications

Brand
IWC (International Watch Company)
Model
Round
Reference
N/A
Year
circa 1962
Movement
Automatic Cal.8531
Case
35mm
Material
18K Yellow Gold
Lug Width
18mm
Bracelet
Black Leather Strap
Includes
Watch Only
Notes
The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker recently
Warranty
1-year Mechanical WarrantyShipping
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority

*Due to Washington Convention, we cannot export Crocodile/Alligator leather overseas.
So if you purchase from overseas, the strap will be replaced with a similar strap made of calf leather as an alternative.

IWC Round YG Champagne Dial Review


IWC is an abbreviation for International Watch Company, and as you can see from the English company name, it is a watch manufacturer founded in 1868 by American Florentine Ariosto Jones.

A company founded in the town of Schaffhausen on the German border with the aim of combining Swiss craftsmanship with modern American engineering.

Although they are also Swiss watchmakers, they have a different philosophy from French-speaking companies such as Geneva and the Joux Valley, and this is expressed in their watches.

This watch is a round watch from the early 1960s, and is one of the vintage watches collectively known as "Old Inter".

The case is made of 18K yellow gold and has a moderate size of 35mm.
Because it is not a waterproof watch, the crown has no engraving and is plain.

The corners of this watch's case are so sharp that it seems unpolished, and the original finish is clearly preserved.

There are some small scratches from storage and use here and there, but the condition of the case is undeniable, which is rare for a watch of this age.

The dial is champagne gold with a sunray finish.

The rounded Bombay dial, with pearl dots on the outer circumference, and the cursive writing of the brand name are typical vintage IWC features.

The hands are dauphine hands, and the indexes are bullet-shaped. Both are the same gold as the case.

This watch also features a date display positioned inside the 3 o'clock index.

The equipped movement is a self-winding Cal.8531.

This machine is characterized by its highly reliable Pellaton mechanism, which winds the mainspring efficiently and has few breakdowns even in vintage models.

The Pellaton system is an automatic winding mechanism developed by Albert Pellaton, a watchmaker who was IWC's design manager in the 1950s. It is a machine that remains in the history of IWC that the design is the same. The

Cal.8531 is a model of the Cal.853 with a date display and was also installed in the Ingenieur Ref.666AD, so it can be said that it is a very reliable movement.

Combined with a thin black leather strap made of caiman crocodile.

Overhauled by Matsuno Tokeiten. 1 year warranty.

We don't dare to polish it, but we can do it separately if you want.

[Payment Method]
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.

[Delivery]
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.

Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.

[Custom Duty]
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)

We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.

If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
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These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.

[Return]
We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.


About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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