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    My contribution from the early to mid 50’s
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmpf View Post
    Love IWC. Some I have owned over the years...

    This was my first smart (in the traditional sense) watch. Only 34mm and very nice in the days when we all wore suits to work.



    Then I got obsessed by the rare small (35mm I think) Portuguese...eventually managed to track down all three main versions.






    And eventually I sourced a platinum small Portugese 3532. This was what I wore to my wedding...just beautiful





    Love the fact that its made from Platinum


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokyo Tokei View Post
    My old IWC 3227-12





    I liked it a lot but sold it on at greater than a 50% loss (although I believe values have since bounced back, in typical fashion...)

    There may be another IWC arriving early next year, a 3714, but we shall see. The newer ones I don't fancy much, but that's not restricted to IWC.
    Is that the same as the 3227-01 (currently on my wrist) but with the orange accents?

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


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    Massive fan of the 3227-01, but I do like the Aquatimers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    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.
    I've had an on/off fancy for a Tribute to Mk XI on the assumption it could be fully serviced outside the IWC network but you've got me wondering now. Silly that they won't sell the parts to a watch repairer or you as the owner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    Is that the same as the 3227-01 (currently on my wrist) but with the orange accents?
    Same watch but a limited edition, with a brown dial and different caseback. I wrote a review with some more info.

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    Mark XVIII.
    Gained 5 seconds over 7 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post


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    Looking at that I wonder why the added polished links on the Mark XX.

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    Wish I didn't find this thread.
    Having serious thoughts about a Mark XX. Will have to go in and try one. I am not convinced about the bracelet so may look at it on leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss13 View Post
    Wish I didn't find this thread.
    Having serious thoughts about a Mark XX. Will have to go in and try one. I am not convinced about the bracelet so may look at it on leather.
    I can highly recommend, if you are tempted I'd seriously consider the bracelet. It suits perfectly and is very well engineered. The EasX change make swapping onto straps very easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuna1138 View Post
    I can highly recommend, if you are tempted I'd seriously consider the bracelet. It suits perfectly and is very well engineered. The EasX change make swapping onto straps very easy.
    Thanks for the encouragement...that's another £650 though and then plus the cost of a leather strap. Will take a look though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss13 View Post
    Thanks for the encouragement...that's another £650 though and then plus the cost of a leather strap. Will take a look though.
    Definitely get the bracelet. It’s in a different league to a Rolex bracelet. The easy change system, link removal without screwdrivers and the micro adjust are all excellent.

    I wear mine on a strap most of the time but do swap to the bracelet sometimes and it’s excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss13 View Post
    Thanks for the encouragement...that's another £650 though and then plus the cost of a leather strap. Will take a look though.
    Very easy to get a strap thrown in as an extra which makes the £650 well worth it, considering most straps are £260 without buckles.
    The XX was my first IWC and I'm glad I decided to go for it.

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    Definitely buy on the bracelet. IWC bracelets are superb and if you decide to get one after the event you’ll be well and truly fleeced. You’ll probably get a strap thrown in for nothing if you ask, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Definitely buy on the bracelet. IWC bracelets are superb and if you decide to get one after the event you’ll be well and truly fleeced. You’ll probably get a strap thrown in for nothing if you ask, too.
    Thanks LTF. I will report back. Hopefully I can get in the shop sometime soon.

    next conundrum is dial choice, I am leaning towards classic = black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss13 View Post
    Wish I didn't find this thread.
    Having serious thoughts about a Mark XX. Will have to go in and try one. I am not convinced about the bracelet so may look at it on leather.
    Most of the IWC watches look 10 times better on a simple leather strap,the bracelets just look wrong to my eyes.

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    My Dads MKXVIII Heritage.


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    What’s not to love


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredamens View Post

    What’s not to love


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    Lovely blue dial 😎

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    New strap for my blue BP43. Prefer the brown to the original navy.



    Andy.

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    That looks good,I would choose that over blue as well.

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    BP today


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    GST Chrono Rattrapante

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    Pilots chrono today


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrusir View Post
    Pilots chrono today

    Perfection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredamens View Post



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    Very nice Fred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neebsta View Post
    Very nice Fred.
    Cheers Neil


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    Good to see the BP and Chrono on that brilliant bracelet - they look great. Mojave Chrono 41 today

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    Those BP 43's do look great, I like the simple no date dial.
    I'm loving the EasX change system


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    My first IWC arrived last Friday. Won’t be my last.

    Loving this 43mm chronograph though.




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    Quote Originally Posted by TH14TH14 View Post
    Good to see the BP and Chrono on that brilliant bracelet - they look great. Mojave Chrono 41 today

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    Love that. How light is it?


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    Timely, this. IWC have always left me cold. No interest. But last night I tried on a MkXV owned by a friend and utterly fell for it. Not sure I've ever had a greater conversion. Now have a WTB for one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredamens View Post
    Love that. How light is it?
    Thank you! The colours are better in person too - kind of wet sand / putty / light brown colours which perfectly match across the strap, dial and case with a completely matte texture which I love. It's light but not overly so at around 110g with the strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TH14TH14 View Post
    Thank you! The colours are better in person too - kind of wet sand / putty / light brown colours which perfectly match across the strap, dial and case with a completely matte texture which I love. It's light but not overly so at around 110g with the strap.
    Appreciated. I will have to try one on . Congratulations lovely piece.


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    Thanks! I've always loved their coloured ceramics and now they finally come in a size that I can handle! I assume 41mm versions in white and green will follow, possibly this year.

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    Collective LE Chronograph 41

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    Quote Originally Posted by TH14TH14 View Post
    Collective LE Chronograph 41

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    Love that! Any more detail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Love that! Any more detail?
    It's this model.....


    https://kibblewatches.co.uk/products...-c-03-iw388105


    A collaboration with Collective Horology.

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    Thanks - that's the one! It has a charcoal dial with grey hands and numerals. I like the monochrome colours without the red seconds hand of the regular production model.

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    What’s the model ref on this one? Looks really nice.. 👌🏼

    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    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 FrontierGibberish View Post
    Timely, this. IWC have always left me cold. No interest. But last night I tried on a MkXV owned by a friend and utterly fell for it. Not sure I've ever had a greater conversion. Now have a WTB for one!

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    MK XV is a fantastic watch, the best ever of the MK series IMO. Really miss mine, another one to regret letting go of


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    Quote Originally Posted by TH14TH14 View Post
    Collective LE Chronograph 41

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    To me, that is a perfect example of what a flieger chrono should be. Lovely watch.

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    Bit of blue Today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TH14TH14 View Post
    Collective LE Chronograph 41
    That is seriously nice

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    Thanks! On the bracelet today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gomers View Post
    MK XV is a fantastic watch, the best ever of the MK series IMO. Really miss mine, another one to regret letting go of


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    The Mark XV was really a sweet spot in the series. For most a more wearable size than the XI and XII, but still retains the “correct” look of its predecessors. I think it’s the only choice unless you specifically want an issued mark XI.

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    Trying it on the green rubber and deployment.




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