IWC Schaffhausen

We always have a nice selection of vintage IWC pocket- and wristwatches in stock and a full stock of spare parts to service and repair your vintage IWC for many years to come.

  • IWC Schaffhausen Automatic Gelbgold
    Swiss 1958
    18ct. yellow gold, 35mm
    Price: 3.450,00 €
  • IWC Schaffhausen Gelbgold
    Swiss 1981
    18ct. yellow gold, 35x30mm
    Price: 4250.-
  • IWC Schaffhausen Gelbgold
    Swiss 1962
    18ct. yellow gold, 35mm
    Price: 2980.-
  • IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur
    Swiss 1953
    18ct. yellow gold, 37mm
    Price: 6850.-
  • IWC Schaffhausen Gelbgold
    Swiss 1948
    18ct. yellow gold, 36,5mm
    Price: 2980.-
  • IWC Schaffhausen Edelstahl
    Swiss 1942
    Stainless Steel, 35mm
    Price: 2580.-
  • IWC Schaffhausen Gelbgold
    Swiss 1953
    18ct. Yellowgold, 36,5
    Price: 2580.-
  • IWC Ingenieur SL Gold mit Goldband Ref. 9225
    Swiss 1975
    18ct. Yellowgold, 34mm
    Price: 7850.-
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    IWC Schaffhausen Mark X Edelstahl
    Swiss 1945
    Stainless Steel, 35mm
  • IWC Schaffhausen Automatic Edelstahl
    Swiss 1970
    Stainless Steel, 36mm
    Price: 2580.-
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    IWC Schaffhausen Titan Ocean 2000
    Swiss 1975
    Titanium, 43mm
  • IWC Ingenieur SL Gold mit Goldband Ref. 9225
    Swiss 1975
    18ct. Yellowgold, 34mm
    Price: 7850.-
  • IWC Schaffhausen Automatic Edelstahl
    Swiss 1969
    Stainless Steel, 35mm
    Price: 1980.-
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    IWC Schaffhausen Gelbgold Ref. 5251
    Swiss 80's
    18ct. Yellowgold, 46mm
  • IWC Schaffhausen Handaufzug Cal. 70
    Swiss 1945
    80 Micron gold plated, 36mm
    Price: 2250.-
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    IWC Schaffhausen Mark XI
    Swiss 1951
    Stainless Steel, 36mm
  • IWC Schaffhausen Handaufzug Edelstahl
    Swiss 1951
    Stainless Steel, 35mm
    Price: 2280.-
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    IWC Schaffhausen Mark IX
    Swiss 1944
    Stainless Steel, 37,5mm
  • IWC Ingenieur Stahl Ref. 866
    Swiss 1969
    Stainless Steel, 37,5mm
    Price: 8650.-
  • IWC Schaffhausen Stahl
    Swiss 1931
    Stainless Steel, 38x22mm
    Price: 2780.-
  • IWC Schaffhausen Stahl
    Swiss 1931
    Stainless Steel, 40x22mm
    Price: 2350.-
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    IWC Yacht Club Stahl
    Swiss 1969
    Stainless Steel, 36,5mm
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    IWC Yacht Club II
    Swiss 1975
    Stainless Steel, 39x39mm
  • IWC Schaffhausen
    Swiss 1931
    14ct. Yellowgold, 38x22mm
    Price: 3.650,00 €
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    IWC Ingenieur
    Swiss 1969
    Stainless Steel, 37,5mm
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    IWC Aquatimer
    Swiss 1972
    Stainless Steel, 37,5mm
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American watchmaker and engineer Florentine Ariosto Jones worked as a watchmaker in Boston. In 1868 he made the decision to produce high-quality watches for the American market in Switzerland.

The goal of fabricating at least 10,000 pocket watches a year and selling them to distant America proved unattainable.

The worldwide economic crisis triggered by the Vienna Stock Exchange and bankruptcy in 1873 did the rest, and in 1875 the first bankruptcy was upon us.

In 1879, the Schaffhausen-based machine manufacturer Johannes Rauschenbach-Vogel bought the International Watch Co for Sfr. 280'000.-. The economic breakthrough came in the following decades under his leadership and later under that of his son Johannes Rauschenbach-Schenk.

While market share was lost due to the quartz watch boom of the 1970s and 1980s, an economic success followed in the 1990s with a return to classic mechanical complications, the company being acquired by the German tachometer manufacturer VDO - Mannesmann in 1978, which in turn was hired by the LMH Group bundled.

Many well-known watch classics were created by the IWC, such as the aviator watches series Mark IX, X and XI or the Aquatimer, yacht club, engineer, Da Vinci etc just to name a few.