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Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.
The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.
The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.
The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.
The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.
The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.
We have so much confidence in the quality of our items that we offer a 30-day returns policy on all in stock items, so should you not be 100% happy with your purchase, simply return it to us for a no-quibble refund.More Details
This second hand IWC watch has been fully inspected in house and is covered by the 24 months Xupes warranty – please note this does not include accidental damage or negligence. Water resistance is only guaranteed in line with manufacturer's warranty.
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IWC was founded in Schaffhausen on the Swiss-German border in 1868 by American Engineer and Watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones. Renowned for highly practical and reliable timepieces IWC (in 1955) decided to make a watch to honour their heroes of the age – the engineers who pioneered advances in most noticeably the aviation and automobile industries. The ‘Ingenieur’ was designed to be robust and protected from shock and magnetic fields. First refreshed in ’67, it received a more radical overhaul in 1976 when IWC enlisted the legendary Gerald Genta to redesign the Ingenieur with a sportier case and strap. Famous for designing AP’s Royal Oak and Patek’s Nautilus, one can see very strong influences of both models flow through the Ingenieur.
Despite Genta’s notoriety, his Ingenieur SL (Steel Line) was not as commercially successful as IWC had hoped. By modern standards, the 40mm case is conformist however, at the time its size led to it being known as the ‘Jumbo’. The worldwide popularity of quartz watches was also a challenge, so much so that IWC introduced quartz to this collection. Xupes is pleased to offer a fine example of the 2nd iteration of the quartz pieces, Ref 3303 aka ‘Skinny Jumbo’ named so due to the shallower case depth. Powered by the highly accurate Calibre 2250 movement these were available from 1980 to 1985. It has a screw down bezel, with five distinctive recesses which were both ornamental and functional to facilitate unscrewing which gave each watch a slightly different look due to the bezel’s alignment.
Underneath the sapphire glass, the silver rhodium plated dial gives the watch a subtle continuity and offers a wonderful backdrop to the features on display. A boldly framed date window sits at the 3 o’clock position, while applied baton hour markers and sword-shaped hands (with a tritium lume) give a sense of elegance to an otherwise masculine timepiece.
At Xupes, we make choosing and buying a pre-owned watch a truly seamless and enjoyable experience. Every item is fully inspected, serviced and restored in our accredited service centre by our team of highly skilled watchmakers, using manufacturer-approved tools and equipment. If for any reason your watch isn’t to your complete satisfaction, you can return to us within 30 days and either obtain a full refund or exchange it for something else from our range; you’ll find details of our returns policy here. For your peace of mind, your pre-owned watch will also be covered by our 12-24 month warranty.
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