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FS. IWC Aquatimer 816 circa 1970. Dual crown compressor
I listed this watch a couple of months ago and had a couple of 'nibbles' on it but it remained unsold.
So, again offered up for sale, is this excellent and rare IWC Aquatimer dual crown ‘Compressor’ diving watch, model 816.
The watch is in excellent condition for a timepiece that dates back to the late 60’s / early 70's. Clearly it’s not been a ‘safe queen’ but there are remarkably few 'dings' on the watch.
It has the original ‘tritium’ lumed dial which has patina, but nonetheless in great condition.
The stainless steel case measures 42mm without the IWC signed crowns, it is in very good condition without any major gouges or 'dings' and has the correct early 816 'submarine' caseback (later models had a plain caseback)
The watch runs well with all functions working correctly and the inner rotating bezel action is smooth. Timekeeping is excellent and the watch self winds correctly via the 8541 automatic movement with a good power reserve.
This lovely watch makes a great and imposing daily wearer and is surely a fine investment.
It comes on black generic leather band with white stitching and a stainless steel buckle.
I have checked current prices of IWC 816 and they seem to sit between UK £3500 and UK £5000 (dependent upon condition).
I’d rate this watch as very good general condition – so I’d like to see a bargain NOW UK £2750to include insured shipping worldwide.
I may be interested in a trade / part trade - try me.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for further information.
Here are some pics - unfortunately photography is not a great skill of mine but you can rest assured that the watch is much better in real life.