Things to Know About IWC Premium Watches and Their Leather Straps

Things to Know About IWC Premium Watches and Their Leather Straps - finwatchstraps

History of IWC

International Watch Company or IWC was founded in 1868 in Schaffhausen by an American pioneer watch maker Florentine Ariosto Jones to manufacture watch movements for extremely qualified Swiss watchmakers. They used hydropower derived from a nearby river, river Rhine, and modern technology for this purpose.

Being committed to their around 150 years old heritage they have handcrafted mechanical timepieces in their workshop with careful focus on their details. They have combined extraordinary designs and precision engineering to introduce six families of watches to give unique emotions and finest technology for your wrist.

The watch families introduced by IWC in its long tradition include watches of Portugieser, Pilot, Aquatimer, Ingenieur, Portofino and Da Vinci. These watch families are testimony of the innovations of four generations of the engineers and wide range of watch making expertise of the company in Schaffhausen. Along with producing IWC premium watches they also focused on producing rough-and-tough watches with finest complexities to be used by sports professionals in daily routine.

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The first premise of the factory was rented by F.A. Jones from the premises known as the industrial complex of Moser. Soon an additional space was leased by the company in one of the oldest building of Schaffhausen, Oberhaus. A new factory and headquarters of IWC was constructed in 1874-75 in Baugarten near the banks of river Rhine. In 2005 and 2008 IWC has expanded its headquarters by adding West and East wings to it.

 Sustainability principles of IWC


The seriousness of the social, environmental and economic responsibilities of International Watch Company can be judged through wide range of its partnerships and worldwide joint ventures along with its internal activities. For instance, its support for the Good Foundation for the Laureus Sport can be considered as an evidence for company’s social commitment as it backs deprived youths all over the world. IWC also supported various other foundations like Charles Darwin Foundation to show its interest for sustaining environment along with its capability to fight with the things to maintain ecological environment on the islands of Galapagos. In order to sustain environmental ecology in its own home the company is using electricity generated by 100% renewable energy resources, recycles rainwater and waste heat along with counterbalancing the remaining emissions of CO2.

Use of leather straps and bands

Along with making wide range of handcrafted watches the company has also focused on using genuine leather watch straps with their premium watches to make the wearer look more elegant and classy. Though they have used various types of watch bands and bracelets in IWC premium watches but their main focus remain on using wrist watch leather straps. While using various types of leather watch bands IWC is also using handmade leather watch band made from Horween leather provided by FinWatchStraps. Main purpose of using watch straps made from genuine leather is to give the IWC premium watches a more elegant and stylish look along with taking advantage of long life of these bands.

The leather watch bands are crafted by order and can be customized to get a totally unique watch band. Our wide choice of the leather watch bands can be checked here: 

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