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Leftyman 1 November 2015 10:06 AM

Iwc
 
I don't see much threads on iwc watches except for a few Portuguese and pilots.
They don't seem to be as popular as rolex, ap, pp and panerai.
I own an iwc da Vinci. Is it a keeper? I'm thinking of flipping it for a roo 44mm fc or ss. Any comments?

Mikey C 2 November 2015 10:32 AM

Is it a keeper? You tell us, you bought it! :)

However, if you gave me the choice I'd absolutely take the ROO. Big iwc fan but not the da Vinci model

codecow 2 November 2015 11:49 AM

I really love mine, I have a Laurelas chrono.

Leftyman 3 November 2015 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by codecow (Post 6236163)
I really love mine, I have a Laurelas chrono.

Is it a da Vinci?

blah114 5 November 2015 01:35 AM

I am amazed by IWC's Ingeniur watches and their Big Pilot watch.. very simple, elegant, easy to read. I don't know if they make their own movements nowadays and I know columnists have ripped them, but I like their watches. I saw a Big Pilot watch in person and tried it on, but it was far too big for my wrist. I still loved its legibility.

srvrf 5 November 2015 01:41 AM

In pictures I like the newer Da Vinci models, especially the perpetual calendar. The older style ones like the Cartier Pasha just doesn't do it for me.

OmegaJJH 9 November 2015 04:55 AM

I agree - I think some IWC watches are absolutely stunning but they certainly don't seem to get any love on here and not too sure why?

thejerseyrock 9 November 2015 09:40 AM

The reasons Ive heard quoted on this forum for no IWC love are most often 1. not good on the resale value 2. not in-house movements. Understandable, but after that, I too don't know why IWC isn't more popular. personally, I think Big Pilot and Portuguese are both great watches.

Fredrik 10 November 2015 04:54 AM

I heard that they more or less overflowed the market some years ago which made the second hand prices tank and they are still trying to recover from that. Maybe there is some truth in that?

Rockrolex 10 November 2015 05:06 AM

I have a 3756 GST Perpetual Calendar that I absolutely love. It's probably my second favorite watch (after my all black Rolex GMT-II). I don't care whether IWC gets any love. I love mine and that's good enough for me.

OmegaJJH 10 November 2015 05:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Rockrolex (Post 6252871)
I love mine and that's good enough for me.


Can't argue with that !!

Jack T 2 January 2016 10:06 AM

Just read a review of the latest Pilot Chrono, seems like a really nice watch. I don't usually seek out chronographs, except a Daytona of course, but that Pilot is one impressive piece.

zion_rasta 23 July 2016 10:24 PM

Iwc
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jack T (Post 6365479)
Just read a review of the latest Pilot Chrono, seems like a really nice watch. I don't usually seek out chronographs, except a Daytona of course, but that Pilot is one impressive piece.



Indeed!

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m1911a1 25 July 2016 06:10 AM

I LOVE IWC watches and actually think they exude a cool-factor second to none.

Every time I'm in Zurich I stop at their boutique on The Bahnhofstrasse.

I've considered flipping my Roxex watches for these....

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raymz 24 September 2016 12:19 PM

IWC watches are great also own an iwc da Vinci and it's very satisfactory.

RXAPPP 13 October 2016 02:44 PM

Owned an Ingeniuer for 3 weeks. Bought it PO and cheap so didn't take a bath on resale. Nice watch to be fair but $ for $ at retail there are IMO better.
All that said its a matter of personal opinion. I know a few friends who can't see past the brand and there are undoubtably some stunners in the stable

joli160 14 October 2016 05:03 PM

I like the Portuguese line and the Big Pilots a lot, just hard to steer away from Rolex :cheers:

1William 14 October 2016 09:23 PM

I have always liked the IWC brand and have been close to a purchase on several occasions. Every time I get close though, I find another watch which I would prefer more. Maybe one day.

Navy Sailor 17 October 2016 08:12 AM

Mine probably gets more wrist time than anything.

Raj1471 21 October 2016 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rockrolex (Post 6252871)
I have a 3756 GST Perpetual Calendar that I absolutely love. It's probably my second favorite watch (after my all black Rolex GMT-II). I don't care whether IWC gets any love. I love mine and that's good enough for me.

:cheers:

aperna 14 March 2017 07:27 AM

own 3 of them! BP, pilot chrono and Mkxvi

speedmaster73 14 March 2017 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thejerseyrock (Post 6251114)
The reasons Ive heard quoted on this forum for no IWC love are most often 1. not good on the resale value 2. not in-house movements. Understandable, but after that, I too don't know why IWC isn't more popular. personally, I think Big Pilot and Portuguese are both great watches.

IWC doesent make in house???

Check again. IWC makes rolex look basic.

_speedmaster_ 15 March 2017 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by speedmaster73 (Post 7434855)
IWC doesent make in house???

Check again. IWC makes rolex look basic.


I actually think they do a fair job of making some higher-end in house watches with their in house movement. And some more affordable watches which source ETA.

But, I would agree that a major reason for them not getting alot of love in the watch community is because of their ETA sourced watches. More people seem to focus on that than their higher-end, in-house watches. There also seems to be a misconception, with people that are not as well versed, that they ONLY make ETA sourced watches.

Also, I love their style and craftsmanship (I own a 3714-45), but really, really wish they made smaller watches. It would be nice for them to make more watches that appeal to people who wear/like 38-40mm.

sunnyd 15 March 2017 04:40 AM

I own a MKXVI and it probably gets the most wrist time in my collection.

Magwitch 15 March 2017 07:50 AM

I love this one:

http://www.fototime.com/24DA258CC917E01/standard.jpg

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ijpx 17 March 2017 04:16 PM

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LE BP

Randy63 18 March 2017 01:02 AM

I like the IWC pilot watches quite a bit. The deal breaker for me on the newer ones is the AR coating on the outside of the crystal.

I've read that it scratches quite easily. I have a touch of OCD and that would drive me nuts. Omega got rid of the outside AR coating on its crystals. It would be nice if IWC did as well.

Randy

chemistman 1 April 2017 05:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Randy63 (Post 7444575)
I like the IWC pilot watches quite a bit. The deal breaker for me on the newer ones is the AR coating on the outside of the crystal.

I've read that it scratches quite easily. I have a touch of OCD and that would drive me nuts. Omega got rid of the outside AR coating on its crystals. It would be nice if IWC did as well.

Randy

Had an older omega PO and yes the outer AR was a pain in the a** . Scratches easily and leaves unsightly marks. I end up getting the local watch maker to buff put the outer AR, 100% happier [emoji1]

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jcs2000 16 April 2017 01:40 PM

The IWC company website has an official forum. It is very active and u can get a lot of info on the models, history, and much opinion on the brand there.

vman 18 April 2017 04:19 PM

Nothing wrong with IWC. Their in-house movements are good and designs are solid. Given that you can get higher-end models for reasonable prices, I'd say it is a good buy now.


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