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FS: IWC ref. 814a

From my private collection a 100% original IWC ref. 814a from early 1970’s with the most classic of all IWC dials a blue dial with a brigh sunburst effect, the cool IWC applied logo, a script logo underneath and a dark date disc.
The monocoque case is in great condition for a watch of this age and has got the appropriate IWC fish crown. The domed acrylic crystal is 3.1mm high.

Inside ticks the famous IWC Calibre 8541B Pellaton Automatic movement.
This automatic winding system was developed by the then technical director at IWC, Albert Pellaton.
It was patented in 1946 and completed in 1950. The Pellaton winding system uses pawls rather than direct gearing between the rotor and barrel.
This helps isolate the gear train from shocks. Unlike the Seiko magic lever system, which uses one pawl to “pull” and another to “push” the barrel, the IWC Pellaton system has both pawls pull on the barrel. This makes winding more efficient.
The watch keeps good time although no service history is known.


Excluding shipping

Diameter without (wears larger)
Length: 35.7mm
Thickness: 11 mm case including the 3.1mm high domed crystal
Caliber: IWC Calibre 8541B Pellaton Automatic movement
Acrylic Crystal
Lug Width: 19mm

I am located in The Netherlands and ship worldwide.

I am a collector who sometimes has to sell a watch from his collection so that is does not get too large, therefor I am a private seller, I am a regular at Uhrforum, WUS and the dutch "horlogeforum", here is some feedback:[thread]=15247&o=relevance

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