IWC Vintage Dress Watch caliber 854B

IWC Vintage Dress Watch caliber 854B

SKU: VWS-1088

Here is a wonderful, all original IWC automatic from 1968 in an oversized version. The silver sunburst dial is in very fine condition with barely any spots or marks apart from slight patination at its center. It has a steel IWC block logo with the script logo underneath and railroad style stainless steel hour markers with the original black contrast. The baton hands have the same contrast and are in very fine condition. The hack stops the seconds hand when the crown is pulled out to set the time to allow for more accurate time setting.

The stainless steel “bezel” is in fine condition, continuing the sunburst pattern of the dial and showing light overall wear such as at 4 and 5 o’clock. The square-ish stainless steel case with the original fish crown and embedded lugs is in fine condition with light overall wear, mostly towards the lugs. The stainless steel case back has a brushed central pattern and is in fine condition with light overall wear.

The original Milanese steel bracelet is in very fine condition and looks fabulous with the watch. It is large enough for big wrists.

Inside the watch, IWC’s high grade 854B movement with the Pellaton winding system beats strongly and accurately to within about +-12 seconds per day. The watch was fully serviced in November 2020 and comes with a 12 month warranty on its proper mechanical functioning.

Vintage IWC’s epitomize the style of the time, and their designs translate very well to now, with generally larger sizes than most other brands. This specimen is a great example, with the fantastic dial, lovely case shape and IWC’s outstanding engineering.

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. 


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  • Basic info

    Brand    IWC
    Reference number 814A
    Code    VWS-1088
    Movement    Automatic
    Case material    Steel
    Bracelet material    Steel
    Year    1968
    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, Ecublens

  • Caliber

    Movement    Automatic
    Movement/Caliber   IWC 854B
    Power reserve    40 h
    Number of jewels    23
    Frequency  19800 A/h

  • Case

    Case material    Steel
    Case diameter    36 mm
    Water resistance    Not water resistant
    Bezel material   Steel
    Crystal    Plexiglass
    Dial    Silver
    Dial numerals    No numerals

  • Bracelet/Strap

    Bracelet material    Steel
    Bracelet color    Steel
    Bracelet length  210 mm
    Lug width    19 mm 
    Clasp     Fold clasp
    Clasp material    Steel

  • Functions

    Chronograph, Date

  • Others

    Central seconds, Only Original Parts