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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: IWC Aquatimer Automatic Replica

The IWC Aquatimer, founded originally as a line of Super Compressor-style watches in 1967, was a series of casual diving pieces developed by IWC to cater to the growing hobby of recreational diving.However, while the piece was unique in its own right, the popularity of the Super Compressor style of watches was slowly by the 1970s. Thus, Cheap IWC Replica has drastically revamped the Aquatimer line on multiple occasions over the years, finally settling on a style, in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, that brings us closest to the familiar Aquatimer produced by the brand today. The modern design, notable through a variety of distinct elements, does continue to pay subtle homage towards its almost half-century history, albeit largely shrouded behind the timepiece’s more contemporary features.

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The watch uses an IWC-developed technology called a SafeDive system, which explains what appears to be a second crown of the left side of the case, but is actually a part of a larger pinion system that helps integrate the internal and external rotating-bezel system. The purpose of this system is to combine the benefits of an internal bezel, with the benefits of an external bezel.Taking a closer look at the black or silver-plated dial, you will notice the internal rotating bezel we discussed before, visible tick marks for the hour indices, and a relatively large IWC Replica Aquatimer Watches logo toward the 12 o’clock mark. You should also notice the subtle date indicator at the 3 o’clock mark, the wide hour and minute hands, and the arrow-pointer seconds hand.As the Aquatimer is one of the more modern-looking pieces in IWC’s collection, some of its historical features and inspirations may not be as obvious compared to those of other watches.

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Note the design of the hour markers, specifically how the early models used double tick marks whereas the contemporary reference follows the same aesthetic but without two separate applied indices for each hour. Also take notice of the general attributes of the lugs, strap, and dial features, all of which display commonalities between the vintage and modern versions. The lugs, while shorter in the modern Replica Watches UK, still maintain a slight angle when integrating with the strap. The strap itself is still available in rubber, with almost the same pattern as the original.What is interesting about the modern Luxury Fake Watches Aquatimer is how historically disconnected it might seem from its historical lineage at first glance, yet has really taken many of its original elements and steadily adjusted them toward more contemporary tastes. We see this reflected in the increase of the case size, from around 37 mm to 42 mm in diameter; in the modern inner/outer bezel system; and in several other slight changes that characterize this modern watch.

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For New Collectors:IWC Replica Watches

IWC is a collector favorite with several iconic collections. Names like Portuguese, Ingenieur, Aquatimer, and of course pilots’ watches from the “Mark” series, have earned their places in the horological hall of fame.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVII

The IWC name is practically synonymous with pilots’ watches.The best-known, the Mark 11, went into production in 1948 and continued until 1981, ultimately achieving cult status among collectors.Our first featured watch is the latest in the Mark line – the IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVII.The date window presents a vertical display, similar to instruments found in aircraft cockpits.

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The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVII is the latest in a line that originated in 1936

IWC Portofino Chronograph

Famous for its sporty Ingenieurs, Aquatimers and Pilots’ watches, the IWC Portofino Replica collection is sometimes overlooked.Portofinos offer classic good looks in many forms, and the chronograph is a particularly striking example. The lines are clean and well-balanced, and the dial blends dress and sports elements to create a versatile look that can be worn anywhere.All of the indications are absolutely legible, as they should be on a proper chronograph. The displays are powered by a automatic movement produced by a Swiss movement specialist to Cheap IWC Replica specifications.

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The IWC Portofino Chronograph offers sporty yet elegant looks that can be worn anywhere

IWC Aquatimer Automatic

Dive watches are available with a variety of complications, and while models with bells and whistles can be both great looking and useful, the added functions are often unnecessary for the stated purpose of the watch, namely diving.The IWC Aquatimer Automatic is available with black or silver-plated dials, and with a choice of rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet. The simple dial and bezel design facilitates instant recognition underwater. This watch also features IWC Replica Watches innovative external/internal SafeDive rotating bezel. The device that looks like a second crown at 9 o’clock is actually a housing for a drive wheel and pinion. Turning the external bezel, which offers excellent grip, rotates the internal bezel via the wheel and pinion mechanism.

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The IWC Aquatimer Automatic is the purest form of the Aquatimer aesthetic

IWC Ingenieur Automatic

The Ingenieur is another IWC icon. Several models are available, but as with the Aquatimer, a strong case can be made for the pure lines of the Automatic.The Automatic’s big brothers may impress with imposing size, but for average individuals, this Cheap IWC Replica offers excellent fit and comfort.Aesthetically, the classic model most closely respects the family’s traditional design cues.

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The Ingenieur Automatic offers rugged good looks and an unmistakable design