This IWC replica watch is an overkill of a watch which has virtually everything you can think of in a watch and everything is delivered with such a clever use of space, and is all about functionality and what it can do rather than how it appears.
IWC Big Pilot – One Of The Best Reviews For IWC
This fake IWC watch’s glass even has anti reflexive coating on either side so it certainly won’t catch the eye from afar but the wearer will not be able to do without it after a while of wearing it. So, let’s get started in dissecting this IWC replica watch.
Looks and Feel
This fake IWC watch is almost entirely black and it’s the type of black that is not shiny almost like matte black but not quite. All the black is only broken by the red markings on the dial and all four of the sub-dials. Amazing, isn’t it? Four sub-dials in one watch and it even has a window for the year.
The sub-dial on the right shows both the days of the month and a week recorder. The sub-dial below indicates the month of the year. The sub-dial on the left indicates what day of the week it is and also a 60 seconds chronograph. Finally, the sub-dial at the top is a dual perpetual moon phase display for both the northern and southern hemispheres. All markings on the dial and sub-dials are red in color but in consistence with the texture of the watch, the red is not glittering but subdued. The hour and minute are black with red insets. To cap it all off, there is a year display window which has four digits. This IWC replica watch is clearly one for the ages. The watch does not have a bezel and the crown is just one to control and adjust all these features. There is no way to tell that it is a fake IWC because the original design is simple to replicate on the outside but difficult on the inside.
The original IWC watch has a caliber 51614 mechanical movement but the IWC Big Pilot replica has a Japanese Miyota mechanical movement which is almost equally as reliable and accurate. The mechanism is all within the watch and there is no way to tell that the replica is a fake IWC. The original is said to have a power reserve of up to a week!
The strap or bracelet is made of fabric and lined with a leather like inside. It is also black and terminates in a stainless steel folding clasp. The back of the case has a TOP GUN inscription and the United States Army on it which explains a lot why the watch is built for more practical uses than as a fashion statement. The original IWC is water resistant at up to 6 bars of pressure but the fake IWC is also water resistant but not anywhere up to that level of under water pressure. Still, I would recommend keeping it away from water anyway.
So, after all is said and done, I award this fake IWC watch a 9.5 out of 10 simply because it achieves what it set out to do perfectly.