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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    This thread has prompted me to get this out of the watch box
    Nice to see another St Exupéry on the forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beechcustom View Post
    Nice to see another St Exupéry on the forum!
    I don’t think we’ve increased in number - I picked it up from SC, so just a change in TZ guardianship… For now.

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    I rather like the look of some of vintage pieces, just not something I could see myself wearing on a regular basis.

    Just one IWC for me: the 41mm Pilot Chrono. It seems to wears a lot better than the 43mm 7750-based variant which I had previously. The newer bracelet with the on-the-fly micro-adjust is well worth having (although as Tony mentioned above, it's eye-wateringly expensive as a later add-on), and the EasX-change system is handy for popping off the bracelet and getting a NATO on without worrying about scratching the lugs (or sticking it on leather/rubber if that's your thing).


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    This is my only IWC now. A beautiful watch. I did own a Yacht Club Chrono which was just magnificent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Thanks, but there's a dink and scuffs to the bezel, which is a problem as the bezel is part of the top (middle?) case. They're very, very hard to refinish satisfactorily if they have damage.

    Good to see what looks like the original dial, though, as all too often they're replaced at service.
    have you seen what this fellow can do?

    https://www.facebook.com/thewatchpolisher/

    his instagram account is better but he can work wonders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threescoops View Post
    I rather like the look of some of vintage pieces, just not something I could see myself wearing on a regular basis.

    Just one IWC for me: the 41mm Pilot Chrono. It seems to wears a lot better than the 43mm 7750-based variant which I had previously. The newer bracelet with the on-the-fly micro-adjust is well worth having (although as Tony mentioned above, it's eye-wateringly expensive as a later add-on), and the EasX-change system is handy for popping off the bracelet and getting a NATO on without worrying about scratching the lugs (or sticking it on leather/rubber if that's your thing).

    Big IWC Fan aswell, i have that watch and also have the leather easX as an add on, but the bracelet is so good i never feel the need to use it. Got a portuguese chrono 12 years ago when we got engaged white dial blue hands. So those are the two at the moment. Have also owned a number of top guns down the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsguy View Post
    Tricky to photograph but lovely in real life, especially in the festive season:



    I’ve owned these in the past, all beautifully engineered and somehow reassuringly solid:

    Very nice! Always loved the applied IWC on the dial.

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    My one and only IWC - the 3717-02
    I’d like a Mark 18 to accompany it.




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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrusir View Post
    have you seen what this fellow can do?

    https://www.facebook.com/thewatchpolisher/

    his instagram account is better but he can work wonders.
    He’s good, but he won’t be able to overcome damage to a Mark XII bezel without there being noticeable changes to shape. I doubt it could even be successfully laser welded given the age and composition of the steel.
    Last edited by learningtofly; 28th November 2023 at 19:30.

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    I do like the 1990s IWC very much, had I been into watches then, they would have had much of my interest.

    I only have one, and it’s a very old Cal 89.

    Wore it on my wedding day, so the boss would never allow me to sell it.









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    Some good watches on the thread so far. Sadly, quite a few from the dreadful Georges Kern era, too.

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    Still love this one.


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    Cheers,
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    With the entry level 3-hand pilots now weighing in north of £5k I'd have to agree with you Andy.

    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post
    I still like the look of many of the Pilot's watches, the Portugieser & the Ingenieur but IWC are over-priced to me now & the Aquatimer designs went to pot after the 37XX models, but I've had a few I really liked






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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetwater View Post
    I love the new Spitfire Chrono, but it’s a big beastie that I can’t quite pull off. It looks great on your wrist, though!


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    The new spitfire chrono is smaller at 41mm you should give it a try.


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    Quote Originally Posted by helidoc View Post
    I do like the 1990s IWC very much, had I been into watches then, they would have had much of my interest.

    I only have one, and it’s a very old Cal 89.

    Wore it on my wedding day, so the boss would never allow me to sell it.









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    Thats just lovely,I never heard of them so went looking.

    I would love a black dial version after reading about them.

    https://www.gearpatrol.com/watches/a...he-iwc-cal-89/

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    Thats just lovely,I never heard of them so went looking.

    I would love a black dial version after reading about them.

    https://www.gearpatrol.com/watches/a...he-iwc-cal-89/
    They are indeed very nice. A couple of members here have lovely examples in 18k rose gold (one used to be mine).

    As I'm here I'll throw in my only remaining IWC, a Tritium 3536


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    Quote Originally Posted by Billyloves2boogie View Post
    The new spitfire chrono is smaller at 41mm you should give it a try.


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    Agreed. I have one and it is an easy wear.
    Might flog it if anyone has money to burn - ha ha!


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    The vintage collection was a high point


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    Just to harken back a bit further, here is my IWC from 1946 with a calibre 88 inside.

    Purchased from a boot sale for £3 about 20 years ago it is all original including the fish crown!

    I had the movement serviced but have never worn it more than a couple of times over the years.







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    Some fantastic watches so far.

    A 44mm Top Gun for me. Built like a tank.....

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    I guess I'm up to two now.

    The XX line ticks a lot of boxes for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannondale View Post

    The vintage collection was a high point


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    Is there anyone out there with an Ingenieur Jumboo? The pre 3227 ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuna1138 View Post
    I guess I'm up to two now.

    The XX line ticks a lot of boxes for me
    Nice, only a matter of time until some turned up with a white XX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    Nice, only a matter of time until some turned up with a white XX.
    I've been impressed ever since I picked up the green earlier this year, the white will compliment it nicely and no doubt I'll add a few more straps to give lots of colour/style combinations.

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    My Mark XVI is currently with the Watch Doctors as it was running very oddly, turns out it's had a leak through the crown seal at some point in its life. So it's having a full strip down, rebuild, new reversers and a light case refinish.

    Sadly they can't get parts for it as IWC control them so the WR may be limited, but at least it'll run right. I'm not sending it to IWC as they quoted £960 plus VAT! Not spending half the value of the watch for a service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    My Mark XVI is currently with the Watch Doctors as it was running very oddly, turns out it's had a leak through the crown seal at some point in its life. So it's having a full strip down, rebuild, new reversers and a light case refinish.

    Sadly they can't get parts for it as IWC control them so the WR may be limited, but at least it'll run right. I'm not sending it to IWC as they quoted £960 plus VAT! Not spending half the value of the watch for a service.
    What a bummer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    What a bummer!
    A bit of a bummer, although I would normally get a piece serviced anyway. It was running between +7 and +15 a day, however I still wore it every day for months.

    It'll be fine when it comes back I'm sure. Thankfully it's an ETA movement so easy to sort.

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    Here are my two, love them both!





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    Quote Originally Posted by TH14TH14 View Post
    Two at the moment but the new 41mm Mojave Chrono is very tempting - love that colour.

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    A lot of fine IWC watches, I think they look better without a date.

    Which ND model is this one?

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    My one and only….Jacques Cousteau Aquatimer


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stegeorgy View Post
    My one and only….Jacques Cousteau Aquatimer




    Quote Originally Posted by geoffcotton View Post

    Very nice indeed. What a fantastic trio.
    Last edited by j111dja; 1st December 2023 at 19:16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stegeorgy View Post
    My one and only….Jacques Cousteau Aquatimer

    I like it any more photos please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    Which ND model is this one?
    It's the 2019 Hodinkee limited edition

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    Quote Originally Posted by TH14TH14 View Post
    It's the 2019 Hodinkee limited edition
    Thanks is it the same movement?

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    It's described as an IWC caliber 35100, a no-date automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve. I think it's basically a Sellita adjusted by IWC. Which is fine by me, to be honest - easier servicing and currently running at just under +1 SPD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TH14TH14 View Post
    It's described as an IWC caliber 35100, a no-date automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve. I think it's basically a Sellita adjusted by IWC. Which is fine by me, to be honest - easier servicing and currently running at just under +1 SPD.
    Thanks for the info.

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    Another photo of JC Aquatimer as requested ….

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2kgmWhp]

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannondale View Post
    That's so sublime. What's the reference on that one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uwtc View Post

    Tritium 3536

    Fabulous watch - the IWC3536 is the only diver I’d be interested in owning now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ser3 J View Post
    Fabulous watch - the IWC3536 is the only diver I’d be interested in owning now.
    The 3536 was my first IWC


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    That is a very fine collection indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    cannondale

    That is a very fine collection indeed.
    Thanks, My love for IWC got out of control!


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    Quote Originally Posted by cannondale View Post
    Thanks, My love for IWC got out of control!


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    A nice set, makes me wonder what else you have collected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannondale View Post
    Thanks, My love for IWC got out of control!
    I applaud you and feel so much better about what I’ve held on to over the years!! Beautiful collection sir.

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    I was wearing my lovely Zenith Tipo, but after seeing all these beauties I had to get this one out.

    Someone called my watch entry level.

    No its eactley what I wanted.

    Everything black I photograph with my phone seems to go blue so I made it B&W.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cannondale View Post
    The 3536 was my first IWC


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    Great collection and some fantastic watches on here.

    A new delivery this weekend - the Mojave 41mm Chrono

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    A nice set, makes me wonder what else you have collected.
    So does my wife….

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