A mint condition solid 9k gold hi-grade 17-jewelled Swiss, International Watch Company (IWC of Schaffhausen) tank cased wrist watch dating from the early 1930's. The watch recently serviced and overhauled by my watch-maker on 7/03/2008 and keeping very good time indeed. The watch is triple signed, to the dial, movement and case.
The watch comes with an IWC calibre 87 movement, stamped "Peer-Tone", S.S. & Co for Stauffer Son and Co. the UK importers of IWC wrist-watches and the case with the serial number, 338,637. See Shugart et.al, Complete Guide to Watches, 2004, page 876, for a picture of the movement. See also the following web-site for a good color image, http://www.timezone.com/library/cjrml/cjrml0019. The trade names, "Peerless" and "Peer-Tone" were used by SS & Co. only on IWC watches. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Watch_Company for lots of useful information and references. See also the following web-site for useful information on trade marks and logo's, http://www.xs4all.nl/~rkeulen/watch/marks.html.
This is a beautifully made key-wound man's Swiss IWC wrist watch, dating from ca. 1931. The watch is in full working order and comes complete with a presentation box.
THE DIAL: 97% mint, the original satin silver dial with black Arabic numerals and in bright condition with very minor toning. The dial signed "IWC Schaffhausen" and "Swiss Made". The dial with blue steel hands. Diameter is 16 x 22 mm. The new crystal is also in excellent condition..
THE MOVEMENT: 100% mint, with finely finished gilt plates and a Bosley regulator, and blue steel screws. An cut two arm gilt metal balance, with hairspring and club-tooth lever escapement. The movement of good quality and with 17 jewels. The watch ticking away on my desk as I type this, and keeping excellent time and just cleaned and overhauled by my watch-maker. The movement numbered to under-side of balance cock and stamped S.S.& Co and "PeerTone", Swiss Made. This is a tonneau shaped, 9 x 7 ligne IWC calibre 87 movement..
THE CASE: 100%, the solid 9k gold tank wrist watch case measures 21 x 27 mm. The hinged rear cover is excellent, and closes nice and tightly. The case with 9k gold marks and London import hall-marks and case number of 338,xxx. The case also with "IWC" logo nice and clearly stamped and "CN" case sponsor mark. The watch comes with a new leather watch band and is supplied with a new blue leatherette covered box. This is a high quality 9k gold IWC mens wrist-watch, a work of art in its own right in crisp condition and of jewel like quality. This watch has clearly had a sheltered life and was most likely kept just for "Sunday Best", hence its near mint and immaculate condition. The watch comes with a new black leather watch band and a leatherette presentation box to store the watch when not in use.