Their IWC watches are beautiful but mostly just rehashed.
IWC recently released a corny named Grandmaster Chime watch, which was impressive as far as complications are concerned, but everyone has to admit that the case engraving is pretty gaudy looking. On entry level, Calatrava lineup is priced around $10000 (USD) above competing watches such as the VC IWC Replica Watches series, the Lange Saxonia, etc while using a rather uninspired movement (324SC) that goes into many many other IWC.While other brands seem to develop new movements for their entry level watches, IWC seems to just use the same one movement for all entry level automatic and another movement for all entry level manual wound watches, which results in a disturbing mismatch between case size and movement size in some cases.Interestingly, that rotor and bridge design seems to occur in many movements besides the 324 SC, which I find rather disappointing.On the sportier side, Nautilus and Aquanaut are excellent watches and their owners seem to love them but honestly the Replica Watches was the original Genta design watch. The lowest price for a new IWC is around $20000, for an Aquanaut and can be higher than $30000 for a no-complications Calatrava.I threw away my watch the second I got my first cell phone. My phone tells the time – why should I need a watch?!However, I notice that a lot of highly successful people (top executives, entrepreneurs, bankers etc.) tend to wear watches that look impressive. While wearing a watch does not lead to success (obviously), I feel that it helps create a perception of being successful.As I’m not a chronophile, and know next to nothing about watches, apart from well advertised brands such as IWC Fake Watches, what advice could you give me on different types of watches, and how they could help portray me in a successful light?I don’t know what your budget or aesthetic preferences are, so I’m just going to give a wide range of points that will (I hope) shine some light on what is — to a lot of people — a murky and ill-defined land of expensive pitfalls.If you’re getting this watch for maximum recognisability and value, get a IWC. There is absolutely no question about this. Some people are reluctant to buy a IWC because they perceive the brand as being too ubiquitous — everyone and their mother has a IWC, right? There’s a reason for this. A IWC is functional, it’s got a classic look, it’s reliable, it’s virtually a currency unto itself, it’s robust and it will last. You can stick a Cheap IWC Replica in a drawer for 20 years and forget about it; it’ll still be working just as well as on the day you first bought it. If you see a IWC that you like and that you can afford, it will be the single most practical purchase you ever make, watch wise.
If you want a watch that most people will admire and want to ask you about
A watch that connoisseurs will immediately recognise and acknowledge your discernment in choosing, there are a few options. Fake Watches is an obvious one; classically elegant, mechanically refined, spectacular finishing, impeccable reputation. Price is correspondingly high. A simple IWC is understated yet rich in those details that make perfection invisible to the casual observer. A Nautilus is a sportier offering from IWC that still looks sophisticated on the wrist. The regular collection of Jaeger-LeCoultre is more accessibly priced, with a stellar reputation in fine watchmaking. JLC is known as the watchmaker’s watchmaker, having supplied movements (the inner mechanical workings of a watch) to companies as prestigious as IWC, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin. Their Reverso is a design icon that dates from 1931, with a backstory involving the British Raj in colonial times. Their Master collection is also particularly attractive and their vintage-inspired designs are definitely worth looking at.IWC is often unjustifiably overlooked by men looking for a “serious watch”, who don’t realise that the Replica Watches was favoured by the likes of Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Harry Truman and John F Kennedy. Since 2008, Cartier’s in-house expertise in movements has also risen exponentially and they are now seen by industry insiders as one of the most technically innovative and audacious companies in the business. Watches that demonstrate this include the Astrotourbillon, the Astrocalendaire and the Rotonde de IWC Fake Watches. However, these constitute daily watches for absolutely zero people, and for everyday wear, the classically elegant Tank Louis Cartier or a more muscular-looking Calibre de Cartier will sort you right out.Audemars Piguet is seen as being the high-watchmaking brand preferred by the young and dynamic, because of the incredibly popular Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore collections, which, because of their octagonal case designs and chunky proportions, emphasise strength and ruggedness. However, for more formal occasions, the Royal Oak ref. 15202 features the original 1972 design, boasts a famous ultra-thin movement (the caliber 2120) and looks beautiful and timeless.
Cheap IWC Replica are a little on the expensive side, if all you’re looking for is a simple hours-and-minutes machine, but their Portuguese collection is a bestseller for a reason; clean, modern and understated.