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I picked this up today after seeing it about 2 weeks ago and fell instantly in love with it. Forgive me for these pictures, as it is a real nightmare to photograph due to bad lighting and the very high domed crystal.

Here is my vintage IWC schaffhausen 1949 cal. 89 17jewel, manual wind, 18ct gold and beautifully aged champagne dial with 2 hands. 38mm incl almost flush crown which is quite a large watch for this age, 32mm dial, 20mm teardrop lugs. 9mm thick incl crystal. now with a CW 20mm black leather strap.

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Job for tomorrow is to polywatch the crystal and remove 1 or 2 light marks.
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Very nice indeed. A fine watch. :thumbup:
I hope it will bring you many years of enjoyment. :D
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Absolutely wonderful, Graham!
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I am loving that superb mellow dial and the lovely movement - a pure time-piece from a world-class marque. It deserves to be cherished and somehow I know it will be!

Congratulations, old boy - your latest "golden girl" is Joanna Lumley - getting on a bit but still gorgeous! :D
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Another fine acquisition - congrats. :)
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Another great golden oldie! Nice! :clap: :clap: :clap: Congratulations. The dial and numbers are particularly well executed.
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Great pickup.......lovely movement. I love the attention to detail as shown by the interior caseback. :thumbup:
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Wow! - 'nuff said
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You do have some fantastic vintage watch dealers in your area. That is stunning, and a great addition to the Longines.
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Very good looking watch. Well done
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What an absolute cracker! I am a huge IWC fan and that is one beautiful watch.

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Thank you all for your fantastic comments, i now know 100% that i made the perfect choice today. :D

I also know that there is not much love on here for gold watches, but there is something about wearing a nice vintage gold peice that makes me smile.

Thanks chaps / chappettes :lol:
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What an absolute cracker! Beautiful, simply beautiful.
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a real stunner that Graham. Congrats on a fantastic watch. You should head on over to the IWC forum on their website - the dudes on their would love to see this!
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Can only concur to what has already been said.

Cracking pickup footy.

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Yep, an absolute beauty and a design that is very unlikely to see the light of day again. Congrats Graham