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Thread: Anyone bought an IWC Big Pilot 43 pref. black/brown combo.

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    Anyone bought an IWC Big Pilot 43 pref. black/brown combo.

    Iíve searched TZ but nothing has come up.

    I am looking at the black face and brown leather strap option as the blue doesnít do it for me and was interested in how it wore on the wrist as thick strap and deployant can spoil the fit of the watch.

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    I lusted after one of these for ages and was left underwhelmed once on my wrist, canít actually tell you why other than the fact it felt rather poorly built and something of nothing.

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    I've got the mark 1 5002-01. It's a scaled down IWC B-Uhr homage essentially. IIRC the WW2 B-Uhr was 55mm & worn on the outside of a flying jacket or on the ankle. It needed to be big for that. I really love it despite my 6.75" wrists....it's meant to look big! I think that the mark 1 dial is the best looking. It's certainly more true to the original.



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    I absolutely adore the watch but can't justify the price tag.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    I've got the mark 1 5002-01. It's a scaled down IWC B-Uhr homage essentially. IIRC the WW2 B-Uhr was 55mm & worn on the outside of a flying jacket or on the ankle. It needed to be big for that. I really love it despite my 6.75" wrists....it's meant to look big! I think that the mark 1 dial is the best looking. It's certainly more true to the original.


    By far, the best BP IMO. Have always fancied one of these but think the size would become an issue over time. The Watch Snob was a big fan of these.

    https://uk.askmen.com/style/watch_sn...big-pilot.html

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    Off up to town to try them both onÖ..thanks for your responses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchmad View Post
    Off up to town to try them both onÖ..thanks for your responses.
    Iíd be interested to see what you think - Iíve been looking at these with increasing interest.

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    Anyone bought an IWC Big Pilot 43 pref. black/brown combo.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rinaldo1711 View Post
    Iíd be interested to see what you think - Iíve been looking at these with increasing interest.
    I have small wrists (6.5-6.75) and have wanted a Big Pilot for about 10 years. I tried one on back then and it seemed a bit too big but I still hankered after one. So when the 43 launched I thought this was the one.

    Over the past 10 years I have owned a silly about of watches and my firm faves have been Deepsea, Speedy and IWC Pilot Chrono. Of those I have the last 2.

    Having tried both on I have decided the Big Pilot 46.2mm is the one. The 43 is beautiful and simple but the dial is too simple.

    BP ordered so I'll wrist pic when it arrives.

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    Just arrived this morning. The blue dial is exceptional and the bracelet is a work of art.

    I also purchased two calf leather straps but the deployant is still on back order so I am going to have to wait a little longer to try those.

    Sent from my SM-G998B using Tapatalk

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    Congrats Warren, that's lovely! Let me know when you get bored with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wazza View Post
    Just arrived this morning. The blue dial is exceptional and the bracelet is a work of art.

    I also purchased two calf leather straps but the deployant is still on back order so I am going to have to wait a little longer to try those.

    Sent from my SM-G998B using Tapatalk
    Very nice, a friend of mine will be picking his up next week.

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