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US Watch Buyers is an experienced luxury wristwatch purchaser with over two decades of experience. We offer TOP DOLLARS to people just like you who want to sell their IWC (International Watch Company) watches and other pre-owned luxury watches.
The IWC models that we buy are:
IWC Pilot, IWC Big Pilot, IWC Portugeuse, IWC Grand Complication, IWC Da Vinci, IWC Aquatimer, IWC Portofino, IWC Ingenieur.
We buy all models of men’s in all stainless steel, two tone, and all gold.
IWC watches are very high in demand and tend to have a preowned market. The watches are created for men who want the best of everything.
Please proceed to our Watch Quote and fill out the information to the best of your knowledge. This will help our specialist to offer you the highest value for your watch. Our specialist will contact you shortly after the form is received.
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In 1868, an American engineer and watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones (1841–1916) founded the International Watch Company. He intended to combine the craftsmanship of the Swiss with the engineering of the US to create and manufacture movements and watch parts.
Johann Rauschenbach-Vogel, Chief Executive Officer and a machine manufacturer from Schaffhausen, took over the INTERNATIONALE UHRENFABRIK on 17 February 1880. Four generations of the Rauschenbach family owned IWC, with varying names.
Another significant role on the way to the company's success was played by Urs Haenggi from Nunningen in the canton of Solothurn. He had got to know the watch business in French-speaking Switzerland and France; in 1883 he joined IWC and stayed with the company for 52 years.
In 1974, due to high prices of gold the compnay had a change of direction which was necessary. This led to the adoption of a number of measures. In order to survive, IWC, under the leadership of Director and CEO Otto Heller, built up a line of high-quality pocket watches, and, apart from setting up its own modern wristwatch and case manufacturing facilities, began working closely with Ferdinand A. Porsche as an external designer. In addition, IWC pioneered new watchmaking technologies, notably the first titanium bracelets, developed in 1978.
To reach the company goals, it required a high level of venture capital which was obtained from the Swiss Banking Corporation along with VDO Adolf Schindling AG, which took a majority interest in IWC in 1978. It also changed its name to the original name given by its founder F.A. Jones (INTERNATIONAL WATCH CO. AG).
The new director, Günter Blümlein, pushed for rapid implementation of planned changes, put the existing advertising campaign to work, built up the customer base, and solidified IWC's finances. In 1991 he founded the LMH Group, with a 100% stake in IWC, 60% in Jaeger-LeCoultre and 90% in the Saxony-based watchmaking company of A. Lange & Söhne, the Group employed some 1440 persons.
In July 2000, LMH was acquired by Richemont, a Zug-based luxury goods group, for CHF 2.8 bn. Despite the takeover by Richemont, IWC was guaranteed that it would continue to be managed by the same executives from the LMH Group.
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