IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Hand Wound replica

Top Quality IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Hand Wound Replica Watch IW546306

As if to prove that point, IWC has just announced the stunning IWC Portugieser Tourbillon ‘D. H. Craig’ replica IW546306 limited edition. With a motto like ‘Probus Scafusia’—loosely translated from Latin as ‘Pride of Schaffhausen’—it’s no wonder that this excellence filters into watchmaker IWC.  With the German border surrounding it on three sides, the Swiss town of Schaffhausen exhibits more than a little of its neighbour’s dedication to engineering perfection.

IWC PORTUGIESER hand wound replica
IWC PORTUGIESER hand wound replica

The open heart tourbillon at nine o’clock is the most striking feature of the watch, balanced by the signature of IWC founder F. A. Jones on the opposite side. The tourbillon is of the flying variety, with a minute’s travel for a full revolution. It’s a glimpse of the inspiration behind the rose gold fake IWC Portugieser Tourbillon watch, the Jones 2N Pattern H caliber, which featured an engraved tribute to Daniel Hastings Craig, uncle and investor to F. A. Jones.

This calibre 98900 is a masterpiece in its own right, with concentric engraved circles decorating its Germanic three-quarter plate, and the company’s motto standing in proud relief on the rear of the tourbillon itself. 21 jewels and a power reserve of 54 hours complete the spec of the movement.

Quick PSA—IWC has changed the name of its Portuguese collection to Portugieser (no matter how much spellcheck disagrees), something that came about with the 75th anniversary of the collection earlier in 2016. With it has come a bounty of flagship timepieces, and this ‘D. H. Craig’ Tourbillon is a prime example.

As a nod to the age of F. A. Jones when he founded IWC, the ‘D. H. Craig’ edition is limited to 27 pieces, all cased in rose gold and sized at a modern 43mm. To wrap up the whole bundle, the Swiss IWC replica watch comes fitted on a leather strap made by famed Italian shoemaker Santoni.

IWC Flieger Chronograph Replica Watch Review

Pugwash submits another article to Swiss IWC Replica Watch Report, a popular writer with a great approach to watch reviews – and photography. Thanks Pugwash for the allowing us to reprint your piece and others from other esteemed watch forums out there. Here, we’ll be spending some time with one of the new IWC replica watches that has hit the virtual racks. It’s a great standard for other replicas to aspire to.

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Here is an objective review of the replica Flieger Chronograph from IWC, just recently made available. Fliegers were made for pilots – the name phonetically suggests the German/English similarity for the word ‘fly,’ coupled with a suffix that would translate to ‘chrono that.’ The real things have been around since ’36. This piece, the 3706, 39mm in diameter, was recently replaced by the 3717, 42mm in diameter. It’s meant to piggyback on the popularity of IWC’s main watch the Big Pilot, which is definitely a biggie. The sleeker simple design is nicer than the that of the replacement and seems to have been the inspiration for other creations, such as the Flieger design from Fortis.

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This replica version’s movement is an Asian 28k 7750, with no dial-moving modifications. It therefore ought to a bit more dependable that watches with moving dials. Follow the directions for the 7750 and you’ll be totally ok. All the original’s features are present in the copy and they’re pretty much identical. Sash provided me with this one, so I wasn’t worried about it’s quality. If it put out in the first week, which Asians are known to do, then I knew it would be taken care of. Always check with your dealer about things like that.

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Here the case is made of brushed steel, and it fits in nicely with the black/grey aesthetic of the watch. It has a classy monochromatic look that I personally really like. There’s a difference in the case – it’s not the same depth – but you can hardly notice. Additionally, the anti-reflection coat is missing from the glass, but you can still see just fine. Maybe it’s got a very thin coat I’m thinking, as many replicas do.

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This watch has a screw-in crown featuring the IWC fish aesthetic. It seems like the pushers and the crown aren’t exactly the right size, but without the real thing to compare to, you wouldn’t know it.

IWC Replica Review

The bracelet is actually the identical MooCroc that comes on the Best Fake IWC Portuguese Chrono watch that IWC makes. It’s 20mm, has a brushed clasp, and is really nice to the touch. I certainly won’t replace it any time soon.

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The major mistakes with this replica are all dial-related. The twelve and nine sub-dial numbers should be horizontal but they’re not. There are also three little dots that are missing on the twelve subdial. Finally, the twelve and six sub-dials should actually be rimmed in white. If the dial got better with the next version, it really would be almost perfect.

I’ve made an exception here and used another person picture without asking for permission, which I’ve never done. It’s a photo I cropped of the real watch, off of the Joyful Collection website. You can click on it I believe and you’ll find the IWCs in their home environment so to speak – but watch out, it’s all Japanese.

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It’s obvious the difference between the sub-dials – you can see them in the picture and compare them to the replica. Some flaws yes, but nothing major enough to make this Top Swiss IWC Replica Watches Online undesirable to me. Make sure to just check about the sub-dial hands if you buy – they should be white. It’s a recent fix that was done – older replicas have them silver mistakenly. A great classic and great to have it in replica form now.