Monthly Archives: March 2018

IWC Flieger Chronograph Replica – Hands On With The Classic Pilot Chrono With A Twist

Over the last few months, I had the opportunity to try and wear an IWC Flieger Chronograph Replica that has been treated with the ever so popular Diamond Like Carbon finish. Besides the DLC finish, they also changed the color of the small seconds hand from red into blue and a matching black strap with blue stitches. Although the responses on this particular leather strap from fellow collectors who’ve seen this watch were quite variable, I really loved it.

The sapphire crystal of the IWC has this blue glare on these pictures, but that’s because of the Anti-Reflective coating that Cheap IWC Replica uses for their crystals. With regards to the case of this watch, as you can see above, the DLC finish is not too dark, just enough to make the watch a bit more hard core tool watch than it already was. The blued small second hand doesn’t add anything much, but I think I prefer it over the standard red one.

The size of 42mm sounds actually bigger than it is. I am not familiar with wearing their previous 39mm model, but this one suits me perfectly even though I am used to wearing watches smaller then this. The finish of the watch case is superb and reminds me how fond I was about my IWC Ingenieur ref.3227-1 a few years ago. IWC really does a magnificent job regarding the finish of their watch cases.

This is what I love about this Flieger, a clean and closed stainless steel case back. Although IWC really puts some effort in finishing their movements, I am not very interested in seeing the movement in a watch like this. It would be something different when discussing their 7-days Portguese automatic, but this movement is a work horse. IWC Replica Watches refers to it as their 79320-calibre, based on the famous ETA/Valjoux 7750 movement. When wearing this watch, you will immediately recognize it as a ‘7750’ based watch because of the wobble.

The folding clasp has also been finished with the DLC-procedure as you can see. It is one of the nicest and most comfortable folding clasps on a leather strap I’ve experienced so far. The length of the clasp is just fine for me, shorter clasps tend to stick into the backside of my wrist. The satin brushed finish and polished edges of the clasp perfectly match the IWC Replica case.

And here is the wrist shot of the Charming Fake IWC Pilot’s Chronograph Watches. As I wrote earlier, it is one of the classic chronographs and certainly one of the most legible out there. That, combined with the DLC finish makes this particular watch a very pure and functional tool watch.

The Omega Speedmaster Replica Holy Grail Research

It is not the first Speedmaster that received a nickname by its collectors, as the ‘Broad Arrow’ for example was used before for the CK2915. However, we could say that it was surely one of the first nicknames given by collectors to a Speedmaster. Chuck loved the Omega Speedmaster Replica 376.0822 for a couple of good reasons, most important was the combination of the Speedmaster ‘Moonwatch’ case and the use of the legendary Lemania 5100 movement. This movement, dubbed caliber 1045 by Omega, was already used for the Speedmaster Mark IV and Mark V and a number of other variations.

You have to realize that for a long time, it did not really matter that much if a watch had received service parts or not. You just did not know about this, like you did not know what the original/initial execution looked like of a watch. Even ‘official’ materials from Omega displayed the Cheap Omega Replica Speedmaster Holy Grail with a wrong set of hands for example, which is easy to explain, as the image in there was taken of a prototype of the reference 376.0822. Only later on, the use of time-correct parts became a very important aspect when collecting Speedmasters and made it almost disgraceful to use ‘just’ authentic replacement parts.

This, and the fact that authenticity became a much more important aspect when collecting watches, led to some great initiatives to get the absolute truth out there on watches like this Speedmaster 376.0822. Even with access to Omega Replica Watches archives in Bienne not an easy task to perform. The owner of the the initiative did an effort to get all the details right for example.

The only way to investigate the Speedmaster Holy Grail and determine the exact executions in 1987 and 1988, one has to dive into the Omega Replica archives in Bienne. Rossier and Marquié must have spend quite some time there, as they went through a lot of data and images to get a grip on the exact bezels that were used, the story about the two different end-links for the 1450 bracelet as well as the countries to which the Speedmaster Holy Grail was shipped.

The result of their research of the Swiss Omega Replica Speedmaster 376.0822 “Holy Grail” is an exciting read. Many images are used to explain the correct parts of this Speedmaster, as well as one of the original 1986 datasheets of this watch. The style and use of images and charts is identical to those in the Moonwatch Only books, so those of you who have one of those, will recognize the lay-out immediately.