FSoT:  1969 IWC Da Vinci 18k Beta21 - 1 of 75

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    Default FSoT: 1969 IWC Da Vinci 18k Beta21 - 1 of 75

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    *******************SOLD**********************THANK S TO BUYER & AL !*******************************************

    I bought this watch fairly recently from a fellow forum member. It is a completely original and un-molested 1969 IWC Da Vinci original 1969 example, 1 of only 75 made in Solid 18K 750 hallmarked gold, 201 Grams and mint original condition (Pics are both the previous owners & mine).



    The watch itself is completely hand made, case and bracelet produced by hand in Fontana Italy and the movement an IWC adapted version of the beta 21 used by Rolex, Omega and Patek Phillipe in the first generation of quartz wrist watches



    The watch show virtually no signs of wear whatsoever, the bracelet is as tight as the day it was new and the case and crystal show no wear at all!





    The dial has a couple of very light age spots but nothing that detracts at all from the watches overall appeal



    The watch was serviced by IWC in 2002, since then it has been mechanically overhauled by a know beta21 specialist and the case and bracelet have been refinished to factory specifications by swatch UK (by an ex IWC employee and IWC specialist)





    I cannot stress how rare this watch is, nor the quality of it, it is a work of art and an extremely important piece in terms of both the modern history of wrist watches and IWC’s own history, so important they re-released it last year (using an automatic movement)



    Please remember this is not your run of the mill watch, it is 1/75 hand made IWC’s in 18K solid gold and the first ever quartz wrist watch! The last equivalent 18K Rolex Oyterquartz beta21 for sale on ebay sold for 20K

    The watch was recently taken into Mappin & Webb , Fenchurch St for an approximate valuation for insurance....the answer was 20 - 25k !



    I am looking for 4500 incl delivery for the watch, which is not a huge amount over the current gold price (watch weight is 201 grams cased up).

    BT or Paypal +4% (or you pay the fees), UK deal preferred , however additional international shipping options available at buyers cost (parcelforce data post) or Airsure (insured for only 500)

    I will also happily consider trades of other quality brands - Rolex , Vintage Omega....-/+ 's possible - WHY ?

    Happy to answer any questions - Neil

    Thanks in advance to AL
    Last edited by flame; 15-10-2010 at 10:36.

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    What amazes me about watches of this rarity, provenance and caliber is the price. Think about it, you can probably just about buy a new, mass produced and run-of-the-mill Rolex for the same kind of money. It's a crazy world sometimes, actually make that most of the time.

    Good luck with your sale mate but I do think you'll regret selling it I have to say.

    Cheers,
    Gary

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    That is, without doubt, an astonishing watch.

    The best of luck to you in the sale, I think any buyer will have done very well to take it.

    Dave
    If it's Lemania-powered, I'm interested. Tool Chrono - interested. Dive Chrono - interested. Interesting - interested

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    Well, that is only the 2nd 18k gold watch that I like (the other being the solid gold nipple dial Rolex Sub), and I really like it. Just stunning.
    It is too perfect, and I would never be game to wear such a thing, but I reckon you'd take it out to look at an awful lot.
    Unbelievable price too.
    Good luck.
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    Gents

    Now SOLD....Thanks to discerning Buyer & Al for the facility !

    Neil

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