IWC cal 89

This is a manual wind IWC steel watch, which is powered by their famous calibre 89. What is unusual about this example is that the movement is marked as being adjusted to three positions. IWC were one of the few Swiss manufacturers in the 1950s who didn't submit their watches for chronometer certification at one of the Swiss observatories. I understand that IWC believed that their in-house testing was of a higher standard that the testing regime at the observatories.

So this watch movement was specially adjusted to a higher standard than the already elevated standards of IWC. For reasons known only to IWC, they didn't feel this warranted any additional printing on the dial. The watch was retailed in the USA - we can tell this because the foot of the balance cock is marked with a three letter code import code denoting IWC (confusingly this is the letters "CYN")

Case diameter (excluding winding crown): 35mm
Case material: stainless steel
strap width: 18mm

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Please allow extra processing time for watches with a customised engraving or strap, during busy sales periods this can sometimes take an extra 5-10 working days.

If you are in a hurry for your watch, please email us.

Shipping guide for watches:

- FREE DHL Express shipping, 2-4 working days

We now include all duties and taxes in the price of your watch.

This means, the price you pay when you checkout is the full price and you will not have to pay any extra charges.

Shipping guide for t-shirts

All t-shirts are printed by us and shipped from our workshop in London. This means if you place an order for both a watch and t-shirt(s), they will be shipped together via DHL. Delivery times for these can be found on our shipping guide here.

If you order a t-shirt without a watch, it will be shipped via a Royal Mail tracked service which usually takes a little longer. You can see an estimated timescale when you input your address at the checkout.

Shipping guide for straps (unless purchased with a watch): 

Free Royal Mail shipping, 3-7 working days (depending on location)


These delivery times are a guide based on the DHL and Royal Mail terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch. 

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