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IWC Quartz Ref. 3073 1970s

IWC Quartz Ref. 3073 1970s

IWC Quartz Ref. 3073 1970s

Brand: International Watch Company (IWC)

Year: 1970s

Model: Quartz

Reference Number: 3073

Material: stainless steel

Movement: Quartz

Case Diameter without Crown: 32 mm x 35 mm

Bracelet/Strap: original IWC bracelet

Service-history: unknown

What you should know: very cool ellipse style 70s quartz watch


IWC Quartz Ref. 3073 1970s


This is a beautiful example of vintage 70s watch. The IWC Ref 3073 comes with a super cool ellipse style case in good condition. The bracelet is original made by IWC. The watch is allover in beautiful vintage condition. The case and the bracelet have light signs of use. It offers a fairly wide-set bezel that gives this watch a nice presence. The dial is in perfect condition with the date set at 3 o´clock. The simple IWC-logo alongside the clean indexes and the handset are harmonious and well balanced. The crown is original. The quartz movement is running strong and keeping time. This IWC Ref. 3073 deserves the designation as a WRISTCLASSIC like no other. It convinces with perfect proportions, timeless styling and great reference to the 1970s.


The International Watch Company has been founded by Ariosto Jones, an American watchmaker and engineer in 1868. In 1901 IWC had already 190 employees. From day one IWC built high quality watches. The most iconic watch by IWC is the Grande Complication. It contains 659 mechanic pieces, among them 71 rubies. It has 17 functions and 12 patents, a perpetual calendar for the next 500 years and the perpetual moon-phase display. Other collectable watches are the IWC Portuguese, IWC Da Vinci, IWC Pilot's Watches, IWC Portofino, IWC Aquatimer and IWC Ingenieur. After two bankruptcies, IWC came back on the road of success.



Why buying a vintage watch?


There are many great reasons to buy a vintage watch. Every watch we sell here at WRISTCLASSICS has its own story. Over the years, with every scratch, dent and aging of the dial, they have become unique timepieces of their own. This exact watch you are looking at now, once brought a lot of joy to the first owner with the purchase years ago. And now many years later this vintage watch will bring the same joy to your life. With buying a vintage watch you are showing your commitment to protecting the enviroment, instead of supporting the mass production of modern fashion watches.


I hope this helps you with your decision of buying a vintage watch here at WRISTCLASSICS.

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