"For the man who expects the impossible from his watch" – this was the way the ads described the first IWC Ingenieur. This IWC is indeed a serious contender among the first proper anti-magnetic watches, the obvious competitors being the Rolex Milgauss and the Omega Railmaster. The IWC Ingenieur reference 666-AD could actually be considered technically superior to those three since it is the only one to have a date display, an additional opening increasing the complexity of fighting magnetism. In the end, the Ingenieur achieves to remain amagnetic until 80,000 A/m or roughly 1,000 gauss, like the Rolex. The Ingenieur is clearly functional, but it boasts a fairly dressy case, with a great 36.5 mm diameter.
- Case is incredibly sharp. Dial is in amazing state of preservation. Possibly refinished date wheel. Presents prestigiously 50's-60's vintage on your wrist
- We consider this watch, as shown in the pictures, as Excellent
- as seen in the photos
In-House Test Results**:
Bench-run for at least 24 hours. All watch functions tested and operable.
Observed rate: keeps good time at -12s/d
Bracelet Sizing: strap
Last Service: Unknown
*Photographed watch is the actual watch for sale - we do not use stock photos. Photos are part of the description. Grades are the listing text and pictures summarized into a simple-to-understand score, not to be confused with TZ or other grading systems.
**Instantaneous measurements using a timegrapher (not the same as average timekeeping over time tests). Use only as a baseline. Test conditions and wearing habits will affect your results. Unserviced watches are not tested for WR or PR. Bracelet size measured using a ruler or mandrel. A comfortable bracelet size may vary from your measured wrist size. No explicit or implied warranties.