1939 Vintage IWC Portuguese Hand Wound Men’s Watch, Model: IW5445-04: Review

Brand: IWC Schaffhausen
Type: Vintage Portuguese Hand Wound Men’s Watch
Model: IW5445-04
Link: https://worldofluxuryus.com/iw544504-iwc.html?gclid=CI-jn8XqgNACFREGhgod2wgHkQ 



This vintage 1939 IWC Portuguese Men’s watch is a stunning statement of masculine sophistication and fashion. Featuring a Swiss-made hand winding manual movement, Analog display, solid 18K white gold 44” case and bezel, Sapphire crystal, and a genuine brown crocodile leather strap, this Portuguese timepiece is a must-have for men looking to get started or expand on their luxury timepiece collection.

Technical Specifications and Features:

  • Year: Vintage 1939
  • Case Size: 44mm
  • Swiss-Made
  • Movement: Manual Hand Winding
  • Dial Color: Slate Grey
  • Dial Hands: Silver Tone
  • Case Material: Solid 18K White Gold
  • Case Back: Skeleton / Transparent


  • Crystal Type: Genuine Scratch Resistance Sapphire Crystal
  • Bezel Type: Fixed
  • Bezel Material: Solid 18K White Gold
  • Strap Type: Genuine Leather
  • Strap Color: Brown
  • Strap Pattern: Crocodile
  • Strap Size: 7 inches, Adjustable
  • Clasp: Tang Buckle
  • Water Resistance: 100 feet (30 meters)
  • Features: Small Seconds Hand, Subdial, and Power Reserve
  • Power Reserve: 46 Hours


Power Source

This beautiful Swiss-made timepiece uses a manual movement. As a vintage 1939 Portuguese, this hand winding movement is appropriate and elegant.

The power reserve on this model is 46 hours.

The Good

This timepiece is essentially all positive. From the dial, case, to the strap, this vintage IWC has it all.

The Slate Grey dial complements the Silver Tone of the dial hands, indices, and Arabic numerals as well as the 18K White Gold bezel and 44” case.



With a single crown, you can hand wind the manual movement and expect 46 hours of power reserve out of it before you need to rewind. The precision of this movement is beyond reproach and it is a fine addition to this classic.

The strap is an interesting choice and reflects timepieces of the 1930s quite well. With a genuine brown crocodile pattern leather strap, this watch pays homage to early Swiss luxury timepieces.


Even better, you do not have to worry about getting this timepiece wet. The water resistance is 100 feet (or 30 meters), so you can wear it stress-free on your next yacht party or beautiful day on the water.

The Bad

There are virtually no negative aspects about watch. You would only purchase this timepiece if you were seeking a manual hand winding movement, so it is of no surprise — if you prefer alternative movements that require less attention, view our comprehensive reviews of the following IWC timepieces that fit the bill:

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The Highlights

The 44mm case and dark dial are masculine and breathtaking. Made of solid 18K White Gold, the case is polished, perfectly complementing the matching 18K White Gold bezel. With a single, small crown, this timepiece is slim, sleek and simple — just like any vintage timepiece should be.


The dial is a shining accomplishment. The dial is Slate Grey, which, in its sunburst pattern, really sets off the applied Silver Tone Arabic numerals and indices marking the hour. In addition, the two main dial hands are the minute and hour, which are also Silver Tone. The single subdial lies at the 6 o’clock position and acts as the 60 second timekeeper.


The retail price of this IWC Schaffhausen timepiece is $19,900, but you can get it from trusted online retailers for around $15,000.

World of Luxury US: $14,925


Luxury of Watches: $15,522


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