IWC Yacht Club 811A No-Date Vintage 36mm Auto RK308
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Debuting right at the dawn of the funky 1970s when the Swiss watch industry would go somewhat design mad chasing rapidly changing tastes and fashions, the Yacht Club manages to be at once cutting edge and traditional. Making full use of the sweeping lines of the C-shape case, variations of which are also found in contemporaneous Omega Constellations and Heuers automatic Carrera, the Yacht Clubs heavy steel case is a perfectly proportioned 36mm X 44mm. Thats much bigger than the rather medium-sized C-shape Connie and obviously not as big as Heuers macho racing chronograph, so where it ends up is exactly in the same size bracket as Rolexs evergreen, the Datejust. And thats really the best analog and probably the exact watch IWC were gunning for. For if the Datejust was the icon of a never-changing design standard, the Yacht Club aimed to offer the same sort of elegance but with a bit of an avant garde twist for the modern man.
Yacht Club, extra shock resistant
The movement is cushioned within the case
Stainless steel water resistant 10atm
Mechanical movement, automatic winding
Center second with stop device
Strap Width 18mm
- Very light signs of use on the case, which is very sharp and likely unpolished. Dial is in remarkable state of preservation. Aftermarket strap. Very clean and attractive vintage presentation on your wrist
- We consider this watch, as shown in the pictures, as Excellent
In-House Test Results**:
Bench-run for at least 24 hours. All watch functions tested and operable.
Observed rate: keeps good time at -26s/d
Bracelet Sizing: strap
Service History: unnkown
*Photographed watch is the actual watch for sale - we do not use stock photos. Photos significantly convey the condition of this watch. Grades are the listing text and pictures summarized into a simple-to-understand score, not to be confused with TZ or other grading systems.
**Instantaneous measurements using a timegrapher in 6 positions. Use only as a baseline. Test conditions and wearing habits will affect your results. Unserviced watches are not tested for WR or PR. Bracelet size measured using a ruler or mandrel. A comfortable bracelet size may vary from your measured wrist size. No explicit or implied warranties.