IWC Cal.853 for $410 usd, good deal?

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    IWC Cal.853 for $410 usd, good deal?

    There is a IWC Schaffhausen caliber 853 for sale for $410, is this a good deal? The dial is distressed and the watch strap is not original.

    Any input will be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: IWC Cal.853 for $410 usd, good deal?

    bestywesty...Hello! I'll call this a Good Deal. The dial is too far gone for my eye, and I'd probably send in out to be refinished. This IWC will certainly need a complete Service, and this can be accomplished by any good, independent shop.

    Oh: there is quite a bit of opinion @ dial refinishing...some folks seem to be strongly against it, while others tend to accept the practice. To my mind, it's one thing if the dial in question is attached to a rare / 'important' -'historically significant' watch ( say, something worn by a famous person )...it's something quite a bit different, if it's on a watch that is simply old and tired and in need of a little TLC ( my terms, to be sure!).

    It's your watch, and you get to decide what to do. Recall a notion from the world of carpentry: 'Measure twice / cut once'...

    Nice watch. Michael.

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    Re: IWC Cal.853 for $410 usd, good deal?

    Yes, it is a good deal. The movement alone, assuming that it is complete and working properly, is worth something along those lines.

    The crown, however, is obviously incorrect.

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    Thanks for the replies, yes the movement is working. I'm in Japan right now and there are too many good deals with vintage watches!

    Will be getting this tomorrow.

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