IWC 1930s Mark IX Caliber 83 37MM Original Pilots Watch Spade Hand Manual WindIWC
For auction is a 1930's IWC Mark IX caliber 83 37mm stainless steel black dial manual winding pilots watch. This watch is the progenitor pilot watch; it is very much the basis of what the heart of the modern IWC brand revolves around: pilots watches relying on historical credibility. That credibility was gained with watches like this one. Rare, especially in such a clean condition, and special: a purpose built tool meant for military application. Reaching hammer prices (not even including vig) of as much as $25k these are rare, special, important and WEARABLE watches. A real sleeper watch where 99.9% of people will not understand the museum grade piece of historical significance on your wrist don't miss this opportunity to own an extremely special watch.
Ref #: serial 10320208
Diameter: 37 mm w/out crown, 40 mm w/crown, 43 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 19 mm at the lugs tapering to 18 mm (will take a 19 mm strap)
Height: 13 mm
Power-reserve: 38 hours
Water Resistance: N/A
Gram Weight: 64 grams
Movement: IWC caliber 83 manual winding
Strap/Bracelet: Bund style leather
Case: STAINLESS STEEL with coin edged rotating pilot bezel, long lugs, double caseback
Dial: BLACK with ARABIC NUMERALS and SPADE hour hand, stylized numeral 10, subsidiary seconds at 6 o'clock
Condition: 88% (8.8 of 10): exceptional vintage condition with great dial and case, working very well
Box/Papers: Watch only
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