Movement : Meca-Quartz JLC Cal. 630
Age : 1991/2000
Specific Age : Circa. 1990s
Case Size : 36mm
Case Thickness : 10mm
Lug to Lug : 44mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Here we have a 1990s IWC Flieger Chronograph IW3741 Quartz with a satin-brushed 36mm stainless steel case that curves over your wrist with thick tapered lugs, a lug-to-lug length of 44mm and a case thickness of 10mm giving the watch an impressive comfortable fit. Down the right side, we have the chronograph pushers and a signed screw-down crown with deep knurling in the centre. A smooth bezel holds a domed sapphire crystal above a black dial. An outer minute track with lume plots and a triangle at 12 o’clock coated in Tritium precisely executed surrounding Arabic numeral indices marking the hours, at 3 o’clock a 12-hour register, at 6 o’clock a continuous seconds register and finally at 9 o’clock a 30-minute register, between the 4 and 5 a date window, slim baton hands are complemented by a tapered chronograph hand. At 12 o’clock we have the IWC motif. On the reverse a screw-down case back with deep engraving “IWC Der Flieger Chronograph, inside a Jaeger Le Coultre Cal.630 Mecha Quartz, a Quartz base that powers a mechanical chronograph. The watch comes paired with a suitable aftermarket 18mm leather strap with a pin buckle.
This is a reference I have seen over the years and really wanted to stock, but they have become increasingly harder to find, especially for a fair price! This 36mm reference IW3741 in quartz is amazing on and off the wrist, due to the case size it hugs the wrist elegantly and the meca-quartz by JLC sweeps away beautifully, I wouldn't hesitate on this gem if you are interested!
In 1867 Florentine applied for a European passport with the dream of creating watches using the American system of Watchmaking. This system was taken from the Federal Armories at Springfield and Harpers Ferry. Where armaments needed high-precision interchangeable parts. This was perfect to use in watchmaking and Florentine was a pioneer in introducing it to the Swiss. In 1868 Florentine and Charles Kidder ended up in Schaffhausen Switzerland. Originally called the company F. A Jones & Co which was later changed to IWC International Watch Company. In 1876 Florentine returned to the USA where he retired and sadly passed away in 1916. The spirit which he spent a lifetime perfecting carries on today in the modern IWC watches.