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SOLD IWC Cal. 89 Serviced w/ 6mo warranty. $1800 shipped.

  1. TheGreekPhysique Mar 16, 2023

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    ABOUT THIS WATCH:

    MANUFACTURER: IWC

    MODEL: "Calatrava"

    REFERENCE: Cal. 89

    SERIAL: 119xxxx

    YEAR: 1945-1950

    DIAL: The non-luminous champagne dial is in fantastic condition. Only under the highest of magnifications can an admirer notice very slight decay surrounding some of the hand applied circular minute markers. The dial features pencil hour and minute hands - a class configuration from mid 20th century manually wound dress watches.

    CASE: The 36mm solid yellow gold case appears unpolished. The hallmarks are deep, crisp and defined. The claw lugs retain their factory original bevels with mirror polished anterior and satin finished sides.

    MOVEMENT: IWC manually wound caliber 89. Beautifully decorated manually wound movement that has just returned from service and comes with a 6mo mechanical warranty fulfilled by the watchmaker. Owner just needs to pay for the shipping.

    BRACELET: Comes on the pictured leather strap.

    ACCESSORIES: No.

    BOX/PAPERS: No.

    BANK WIRE PRICE: $1,800 shipped CONUS. Zelle is preferred as well.

    Buy/Sell reviews on OF:

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/niko-is-the-man.152687/#post-2080293

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/another-flawless-transaction-with-thegreekphysique.146947/

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/thegreekphysique-recommended-seller.144753/

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/excellent-transaction-with-thegreekphysique.144355/

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/thegreekphysique-is-a-great-member.143998/

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/perfect-sale-to-thegreekphysique.143903/

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/smooth-sale-with-thegreekphysique.94278/

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/great-buying-experience-with-thegreekphysique.157222/
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  2. gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Mar 16, 2023

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    I’ll give you a free bump by telling you that there is no such thing as an IWC “Calatrava”. That is a trademark of Patek Philippe.

    It’s like saying Ford Corvette.
    gatorcpa
     
  3. TheGreekPhysique Mar 16, 2023

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    Noted! I wasnt sure what else to call it and new Calatrava was a PP model so I put it in quotes. I was just using it to basically reference a 3 handed manually wound dress watch from the mid 20th century. I have since updated the title to eliminate any confusion. Thanks for the input!
     
  4. RevZMan123 Mar 16, 2023

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    GAW-jus!
     
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  5. MikeMan2727 Mar 16, 2023

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    A very nice, clean example! I've owned many IWCs and these cases tend to feel even bigger than the 36mm dimension.

    GLWS!
     
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  6. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Mar 16, 2023

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    Or Seminolecpa!

    What is the gold content Niko?
     
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  7. gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Mar 16, 2023

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    They do have an accounting school there…allegedly!
    gatorcpa
     
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  8. gbesq Mar 16, 2023

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    Nice watch, even better seller. GLWS.
     
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  9. paddymoran Mar 16, 2023

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    Great looking watch :)
     
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  10. Walrus Mar 16, 2023

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    Very similar to the one my buddy pulled the movement out of to melt the case. I think he got 350 he’s a junk shop guy I bought the movement somewhere here helped me find a (not gold) case. I missed it by 4 hours I was so mad but like he said he got bills to pay and keep the shop running I get that I just don’t get destroying history
     
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  11. TheGreekPhysique Mar 17, 2023

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    OHPF!
     
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  12. gbesq Mar 17, 2023

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    Congrats!
     
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  13. amcclell Mar 17, 2023

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    This was a terrific watch at a great price. Congrats to the buyer. If I didn't have 3 solid gold watches, I would have seriously considered this one.
     
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