IWC Vintage Automatic Dress Watch

IWC Vintage Automatic Dress Watch

SKU: VWS-1606

Here is a fabulous, all original IWC from 1972 in a very rare reference. The silver Sigma dial is in very fine condition, with black script lettering and a marvelous and unique texture. What may look like cracks is actually a results of the forging process. The white gold baton hands with black contrast are in very fine condition. Note that this watch does not have a seconds hand in order to keep the profile very slim.


The ultra slim stainless steel case with the original cabochon crown and hooded lugs is in very fine condition, with only light overall wear, most noticeable a few marks on the upper lug. The stainless steel case back has a radial brushed finish and is in fine condition with a few small marks.


The watch has the original IWC stainless steel buckle on an after market leather strap of good quality.


Inside the watch, IWC’s version of the fantastic JLC 900 movement beats strongly and accurately to within about +10 seconds per day. The watch was fully serviced in January 2022 and comes with a 12 month warranty on its proper mechanical functioning.


This is about as stylish a dress watch as IWC has ever made. The entire design exudes style and elegance, and the overall condition makes this a real find. This is a watch that will add to any vintage collection while growing nicely in value over the next decades.



Our watches are delivered in a luxury wooden watch box, fully serviced with a 12 month warranty that covers the mechanical functioning of the watch under normal use. We offer 14 days full return rights and are very proud of our reputation for outstanding customer satisfaction.


NB! Note that the buyer is responsible for any import fees their country may impose on a purchase from abroad. Ask us if you have any questions.

  • Basic info

    Brand    IWC
    Reference number 3203
    Code    VWS-1606
    Movement    Automatic
    Case material    Steel
    Bracelet material  Leather
    Year    1972
    Condition    Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
    Scope of delivery    No original box, no original papers
    Gender    Men's watch/Unisex
    Location Switzerland, Lonay

  • Caliber

    Movement    Automatic
    Movement/Caliber   3251
    Power reserve    40 h
    Number of jewels    31
    Frequency  19800 A/h

  • Case

    Case material    Steel
    Case diameter    33 x 39 mm
    Water resistance    Not water resistant
    Bezel material   Steel
    Crystal    Mineral Glass
    Dial    Silver
    Dial numerals    No numerals

  • Bracelet/Strap

    Bracelet material    Leather
    Bracelet color    Black
    Lug width   7  mm 
    Clasp     Buckle
    Clasp material    Steel

  • Functions


  • Others

    Central seconds, Only Original Parts