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 Ingenieur
    Swiss 1971
    Stainless Steel, 37,5mm
    Price: 10850.-
  • International Watch Co, Swiss
    Swiss 1940
    Metall case, 55mm
    Price: 33500.-
  • International Watch Co, Schaffhausen
    Swiss 1926
    14ct. yellow gold, 39x26mm
    Price: 3680.-
  • IWC Schaffhausen
    Swiss 1951
    Stainless Steel, 36mm
    Price: on hold
  • International Watch Co, Schaffhausen
    Swiss 1951
    Stainless Steel, 35mm
    Price: 3350.-
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    IWC Yacht Club, Swiss
    Swiss 1971
    Stainless Steel, 36,5mm
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    IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur
    Swiss 1963
    Stainless Steel, 36,5mm
  • International Watch Co
    Swiss 1935
    18ct. yellow gold, 29x29mm
    Price: 2250.-
  • International Watch Co, Automatic
    Swiss 1954
    Stainless Steel, 34mm
    Price: 2650.-
  • IWC Schaffhausen Automatic
    Swiss 1953
    18ct. red gold, 35mm
    Price: 2950.-
  • IWC Schaffhausen Gelbgold
    Swiss 1962
    18ct. yellow gold, 35mm
    Price: 2980.-
  • IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur
    Swiss 1953
    18ct. yellow gold, 37mm
    Price: 6850.-
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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 Gelbgold Ref. 5251
    Swiss 80's
    18ct. Yellowgold, 46mm
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    IWC Ingenieur
    Swiss 1969
    Stainless Steel, 37,5mm
  • IWC Schaffhausen
    Swiss 1931
    14ct. Yellowgold, 38x22mm
    Price: 3.650,00 €
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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.