IWC 18K Gold “Shark Fin” Lugs Cal. 89
Circa Early 1950’s, ALL ORIGINAL!
This one is HUGE for the time period. Housed in a fully signed 36mm solid 18K case. And it features high polish flared “Shark’s Fin” lugs and a wide smooth bezel. It looks and wears bigger than 36mm. Based on the case condition the watch has been carefully worn. The off white dial certainly shows aging, but the finish is original and at over 65 years old, we think it shows great character. It’s accented with gold markers and matching gold hands, all in great condition.
This vintage IWC features one of the most desirable manual wind watch movements: the high-grade 17-jewel IWC in-house Cal 89. The watch comes fully serviced including a movement overhaul and a new mainspring. We completely disassembled the gold case and very lightly hand polished just it to restore its luster. But no real polishing. After that, we ultrasonically cleaned it. We also installed a proper low-profile crystal and a correct crown. The watch comes ready to wear on an Italian made brown Lizard strap. An absolutely exquisite vintage IWC.