This C-1960 IWC Automatic is in very good condition. It features IWC’s Cal. 853 movement with 21 jewels and automatic winding. This beautifully finished movement was one of IWC’s best and is the same one used in the period Ingenieur watches (which have easily fetched $10,000+ at auction). Very high grade, correctly serviced, and keeping very good time. These are one of the best designed and made movement of the period and were built like a tank.
The signed stainless steel case measures a full 35mm across without the crown, and 42mm from lug tip to lug tip. Great angles on the high polished lugs with straight-line grained sides. A wonderful classic design that never goes out of style.
The dial’s original finish features a silver background with silver hours markers. It also has a steel handset. All are original and in untouched condition. Certainly there is aging to the finish, but being original and 61 years old we think it looks great. It is better in person than what you see in the macro pictures.
The watch comes fully serviced and is keeping very good time. Along with service, we ultrasonically cleaned the case after doing a bit of refinishing. That’s all it needed. During service, the watch received a new mainspring, crystal, and caseback gasket. We paired the watch with a new Camel grain tan strap.