IWC Vintage Dress Watch

IWC Vintage Dress Watch

SKU: VWS-1629

Here is a fabulous, all original IWC dress watch from 1963. The silver sunburst dial is in excellent condition, with a steel block IWC logo with the script logo underneath. It has steel strip hour markers, triple at 12 o’clock and double at the other poles, with the characteristic steel spheres marking the minutes. Under magnification, a few of the hour markers show some corrosion. The steel sword hands are in very fine condition. At 3 o’clock, the steel framed window displays the date, which can be semi quick-set by moving the hands first through midnight so the date changes, then backwards to 23:45 and then through midnight again. Repeat as necessary.


The stainless steel bezel is in fine condition with some overall wear, perhaps most noticeable at around 12 o’clock. The stainless steel case with wonderfully curved lugs and the original fish crown is in fine condition, with some overall wear, perhaps most notable a scratch at the upper left lug. The brushed stainless steel case back is in very fine condition apart from a few marks at the rim.


The watch comes on an after market leather strap of good quality.


Inside the watch, IWC’s superb 8541 movement with the Pellaton winding system beats strongly and accurately to within about +-12 seconds per day. The watch was fully serviced in February 2022 and comes with a 12 month warranty on its proper mechanical functioning.


Vintage IWC’s are fantastic watches to wear, and this one looks great on the wrist with its wonderful dial and cushion shaped case. This is a watch that will serve you well for many years to come, and it can be worn for both casual and formal occasions.



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 809A
    Code    VWS-1629
    Movement    Automatic
    Case material    Steel
    Bracelet material  Leather
    Year    1963
    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   8541
    Power reserve    40 h
    Number of jewels    23
    Frequency  19800 A/h

  • Case

    Case material    Steel
    Case diameter    34 x 41.5 mm
    Water resistance    Not water resistant
    Bezel material   Steel
    Crystal    Plexiglass
    Dial    Silver
    Dial numerals    No numerals

  • Bracelet/Strap

    Bracelet material    Leather
    Bracelet color    Brown
    Lug width    18 mm 
    Clasp     Buckle
    Clasp material    Steel

  • Functions


  • Others

    Central seconds, Quick Set, Only Original Parts