Today, we’ve got the latest in the series of collaborations, this time with AAA fake IWC CA. The Pilot Chronograph Edition C.03 aims to distill the Collective founders’ favorite watch from their favorite era of IWC watchmaking, the IW3706 from the late 1990s.
The 41mm stainless steel flieger chronograph is a love letter to what many watch enthusiasts regard as a golden age. One of the popular brands at the time was Swiss replica IWC, whose slightly off-beat, value-oriented approach to watchmaking and design had a real charm that set it apart from much of the rest of Swiss watchmaking. Whereas the industry was then, as now, largely based in the French-speaking part of the country,
The best quality fake IWC was up north near the border with Germany in a distinctively Swiss-German mileu. On the banks of the Rhine in the canton of Schaffhausen, it became known for no-nonsense watchmaking innovations like Kurt Klaus’s crown-operated perpetual calendar and Richard Habring’s Valjoux 7750-based Doppelchronograph.
The perfect fake watches use high quality copy IWC’s automatic 69385 column-wheel chronograph, which beats at a standard rate of 28,800 vph and offers 46 hours of power reserve. One might hope for a bit more reserve, but assuming the watch is worn regularly, and this really does feel like a nice everyday chronograph contender, then it shouldn’t be a problem. Just note that with the date and the day, resetting would involve more than just setting the hour and minute hands.
Flipping the best 1:1 replica IWC over reveals a nicely decorated automatic chronograph with a blackened rotor. Showing the movement makes sense to me; it’s what enthusiasts tend to want nowadays. But back in the ’90s, on a watch like the ref. 3706, CA IWC fake watches Paypal would have protected the movement from magnetism with a soft-iron inner case, which would have necessitated closing the back.
About the day display, it’s in German, and it’s the first thing I noticed when this cheap fake IWC arrived at the office. A German day wheel is a nice detail that harkens back to an earlier era of IWC watchmaking, when the company was less an international powerhouse and more a fixture of the small but nimble Swiss-German side of the country’s watchmaking landscape. This is a small detail, of course, and a nice, differentiating one from other IWC Pilot replica watches for men one might expect to encounter. And what is a watch without little details such as this? The IWC Pilot ref. 3706 fake online was available with day wheels in a range of languages, including German, Italian, English, French, and Spanish.
On the wrist, the C.03 wears a bit larger than the perfect copy IWC ref. 3706. The original 3706 of the ’90s was 39mm in diameter and used a Valjoux 7750 movement. The C.03 is 41mm in diameter and measures 14.5mm from top to bottom. But the purity of the IWC Pilot replica for sale design feels undeniable here, even if the handset and the numerals on the C.03 are of a different style from the 3706 (though still very much recognizable as being from the established IWC catalog).
The Swiss made replica IWC Pilot Chronograph is an already fairly simple design that puts at-a-glance legibility ahead of other considerations. What this watch does is pare it back to what is essential about the best quality copy IWC Pilot watch: its stark black dial with crisp white information in a format that longtime watch enthusiasts. It’s not groundbreaking stuff, but it’s the kind of watch that made Swiss movement replica IWC popular with many enthusiasts in the first place. I’ll always have wrist time for a watch like this one.