Produced from 1948 all the way through until the 80's, it was used by RAF initially, then the FAA and in 1950 began being used by our very own RAAF here in Australia. This watch was introduced as a limited edition of 1948 pieces in 2017 as a tribute to that original Mark XI. The case is 40mm and made in steel with a brushed finish.
It houses a black dial with creamy luminous markers at 3,6,9 and 12 as well as on the hands. A discreet date window lies at 3. It is powered by the IW3551 (Sellita SW-300), and comes equipped on the most magnificent leather and canvass nato strap - which IWC does better than just about anyone. Has clearly been worn, and the case and bezel show scratches and dings throughout. AR coating on the crystal shows scratching, and a small mark near 5.See images for full condition details. Currently keeping time at about -8 secs per day at very high 200's amplitude. All functions operating as they should.
If you're looking for a proper tool watch that you can wear without concern, backed by a rich history, then this is the one. Simply one of IWC's coolest releases in the past decade.Movement: Automatic self winding IW3551 (Sellita SW-300). Watch Vault utilises the TZ grading system. Please look his up if you're unfamiliar with it. Please note that images form part of the description. Perfect feedback for over 20 years.
Best price queries will be politely ignored - please make a sensible offer on the listing. If your offer is automatically rejected its way off the mark, so if you're still interested ensure it's a little closer to the asking price. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches".The seller is "watch_vault" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.