IWC Portofino Chronograph

IWC Portofino Chronograph

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A pretentious and very luxurious watch, the Portofino Chronograph is definitely an interesting addition to all IWC watches. This beautifully crafted accessory comes with bold lines and a sporty touch. It is made to resemble the cockpit of the famous 1960 Italian sports cars and it definitely does a great job with its beautiful materials and automatic 75329 calibre. So if you are looking for a watch that would quench your thirst for sports cars but look pretty elegant with any outfit, this particular model is the perfect watch for you. However, if you don’t have the finances necessary for such a watch, perhaps a better alternative would be to look for a replica, but not all replicas are good and here we have two watches, put side by side so that we can judge whether the replica is a good alternative.

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The first difference that we notice between them is on the bracelet; on the original watch we see that there are smaller links and the pattern is much more detailed but on the replica there is a rougher design. Another problem is with the chronographs, first because they have different numbers on them and second, because they are smaller, making the markings on top and bottom seem larger than the ones on the original watch. When it comes to the numbers on them, the top chronograph has the following numbers on the original watch: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30. As it’s sometimes the case with chronograph replica watches, the numbers on subdial are different: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60; on the bottom chronograph, we see numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 on the original watch but numbers 20, 40 and 60 on the replica watch.

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The chronometer on the watch also seems to have different numbers and while on the original watch it only shows 60, IWC replica watch has a chronometer with 3, 6, 9, and 12 written on it. The last difference between these watches is the seconds hand as it has a slightly different design on the replica, but nothing major. Besides that, these are all the differences that we can see between these two watches.

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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos Islands

IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos Islands

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The IWC Aquatimer Chronograph in Galapagos Islands Edition is surely a great way to experience high end watches that have the best technology behind them. This magnificent timepiece will definitely make the difference, whether you are trying to stand out by accessorizing well or you simply want something sturdy as a sports watch. However, even if it is marketed like that, this lovely piece is definitely a great pick for both the elegant wearer and the casual one. Here we have put two of these watches side by side so that we can see the differences between the replica IWC Aquatimer and the original one.

IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands

As you can see both watches look great, but there are some differences that set the replica apart. The first of these differences can be seen on the upper part of the watch, mainly the chronograph. First, it seems that the markings for 12 o’clock are a bit bigger on the replica watch; also, the chronograph shows different numbers as follows: the original chronograph has numbers 30 and 15 written but the replica watch has numbers 60 and 30 on the chronograph.

Fake IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands Replica Watch

Additional difference is at the left chronograph where it seems that again the numbers are different; the replica has numbers 12 and 6 while the original watch features numbers 60 and 30. Unfortunately, the same happens with the chronograph on the lower part of the watch where we can clearly see three numbers on the replica watch: 20, 40 and 60. But on the original watch that chronograph has only two numbers: 12 and 6.

Another difference in the same area and a problem with all chronographs on this watch is the fact that their overall design is a bit smaller on the replica, making the markings near each of them seem a lot longer as there is more space, while the markings on the replica are shorter because they are hidden by the bigger chronographs. These are the differences that we can see between these replicas but it’s up to you to make the final decision whether to buy this watch or not.

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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph

IWC Aquatimer Chronograph

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The IWC Aquatimer Chronograph is truly a remarkable watch; this beautiful accessory doesn’t just stand out through its craftsmanship but also the technology behind it. It is water resistant to 12 bars and has a beautiful finish that will surely attract compliments.  The watch has beautiful features such as a bracelet quick change system, lovely luminescent elements on various parts of it and a mechanical chronograph movement.

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Due to the fact that this watch has been so popular over the years and has been such an amazing tool for both casual users and hardcore sports aficionados, it has become one of the biggest replicated watches. Here is a replica of this watch and the watch itself, both put out for comparison so that we can see whether it is actually worth to buy a replica of it.

The first difference that we notice between these two timepieces is the fact that the crown is a bit narrower on the replica watch even if the other buttons are the same size as the ones on the original.

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The second difference that you will notice is on the bottom chronograph; this chronograph shows numbers 6 and 12 on the original watch, but on the replica watch the numbers shown are 12 and 24. The next problem that you will encounter on this replica is the fact that the left chronograph shows numbers 09 and 12 instead of numbers 60 and 30 like in the original watch. Also, the upper chronograph seems to have the same problem as what we mentioned before; it seems that the upper chronograph on the replica watch features the following numbers: 12 and 6. However, the chronograph on the original watch has numbers 30 and 15 written on it. Besides the problems with the crown shape and the numbers written on the chronographs there are no other differences between the replica IWC Aquatimer Chronograph and the original timepiece. The colors seem to be the same, the proportions are also right on the replica so it’s up to the buyer whether they believe this watch has good potential or not.

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IWC Aquatimer Automatic

IWC Aquatimer Automatic

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This cool edition from IWC named Galapagos Islands features great watches and is definitely a result of the new discoveries in watchmaking technology. The watch is pressure resistant and is made out of a material that resembles the lava on the volcanic islands. So, if you want something that is truly special, this watch is definitely for you. You get both uniqueness and durability from this watch, making it perfect for both casual outfits and elegant ones. It’s no wonder why some who cannot afford this watch choose to wear a replica, but some replicas are better than others.

Here we have two watches, one replica and the other an original IWC Aquatimer Edition Galapagos Islands; the watches have been put side by side so that we can easily see their differences.

Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands

The first difference that we notice between them is on the upper part of the dial, mainly the upper chronograph; there the replica watch has different numbers than the original, so we have numbers 15 and 30 for the original watch but numbers 30 and 60 for the replica. The next difference between these watches is again on the left chronograph; here we have numbers 6 and 12 as opposed to the numbers on the original watch that are 30 and 60. Another difference between the replica watch and the original watch can be seen when we take a look at the marking at 9 o’clock as the design is different on the two watches. On the replica watch the marking is longer than the one on the original watch.

Fake Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands

The same happens to the one on the bottom of the dial that can be found at 6 o’clock. This is probably because the chronographs on the replica watch are slightly smaller than the ones on the original IWC. The last difference between the watches is again on a chronograph and also related to the numbers shown there. The replica watch features the following sequence of numbers 20, 40 and 60 while the original watch only has numbers 6 and 12 showing on its chronograph on the lower part of the dial.

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IWC Da Vinci Automatic

IWC Da Vinci Automatic

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The IWC Da Vinci Automatic watch is a really special watch that has an attractive design and amazing details. The watch has a great style and it’s perfect for those that want something that looks good both on casual attire and on more elegant outfits. The great thing about this watch is that it celebrates the great Leonardo Da Vinci through its outstanding design.  It has gained a lot of popularity which makes it the perfect candidate for a replica watch; however, not all replicas are great so it’s up to us to see the big differences between them.

Da Vinci Automatic

Here we have two beautiful Da Vinci models, one is a replica watch and the other is an original Da Vinci; they have been put side by side so that we can easily see the differences.

Fake IWC Da Vinci Automatic

The first difference between these two wonderful watches can be seen when we first look at the dial; on the left part, at 3 o’clock we can easily see the date. However, there seems to be a difference between the date on the original watch and the date on the replica watch. On the original watch we have a rather big date in a rectangle window; but on the replica watch the date is significantly smaller. The second difference between the replica watch and the original one is at the bottom, next to the 6 o’clock. There we see a small piece of writing on the original watch saying: Da Vinci Automatic. However, on the replica watch, although the writing can be also found and it’s placed where it’s supposed to, it says: Da Vinci Quartz, probably because the replica watch uses a quartz mechanism and they wanted to be honest about it. But that difference is barely noticeable and it would probably require the two watches being put side by side so that they are inspected closely.

The last difference between the watches is the actual design of the bezel; on the replica watch we don’t see the protrusions as much as we can see them on the original watch, making it appear to have a thinner style.

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IWC Big Pilot Chronograph

IWC Big Pilot Chronograph

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The IWC Bit Pilot is not just a watch, but a very sturdy accessory that will definitely prove useful in tough times; created for a pilot, this watch encompasses roughness under great technology.  If you are one of the men who prefer a reliable watch, but with a simpler design, this watch is surely what you need. Made with the best materials and having a nice, smooth design, you will certainly appreciate it on your wrist in any situation. So, it’s no wonder why there are replica watches of this model available, but not all are great, and some may have big differences that can be hardly overlooked.

IWC Big Pilot Chronograph

Here we have two watches, one a replica and the other an original model; we will compare them and see what the differences between them are. The first difference that we see is on the hour markings; they are slightly different on the replica watch, but not extremely noticeable. It seems that the original watch has very thick numbers for each hour, however the replica watch has numbers with a much thinner design. The next difference between the two watches is the design of the chronographs; on the replica watch they have thicker numbers and they are more in depth than on the replica watch.

Fake IWC Big Pilot Chronograph

Another difference between these watches is noticeable on the top chronograph, which seems to have different numbers than the one on the original watch. The chronograph on the replica watch has numbers 4, 8 and 12 written on it, but the chronograph on the original watch has numbers 10, 20 and 30 written on it. The same happens with the left chronograph where we can easily see that there are different numbers; the numbers on the replica watch are 06, 08 and 10 but on the original watch we have the following sequence of numbers: 20, 40 and 60. The last difference between these two watches is also on a chronograph, this time on the bottom chronograph; on the replica watch the chronograph has the following numbers: 6, 12, 18, and 24 but on the original watch it has numbers: 3, 6, 9 and 10.

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IWC Spitfire Chronograph

IWC Spitfire Chronograph

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The IWC Spitfire Chronograph is definitely a majestic watch and who wouldn’t want to wear such a beauty on their wrist? The watch definitely has a classy touch so it’s perfect for a gentleman who wants to pair it up with elegant attire. In terms of style, you cannot fail with this beautiful accessory. Although the watch is definitely irresistible, the price for it is not that affordable, so people thought about other options when it came to wearing such a beautiful luxury watch and created replica watches. Fortunately, there are a lot of replica watches out there but unfortunately, many of them are bad so it’s up to you to see whether a replica is good or not.

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Authentic

Here we have two watches of this model, one is a replica watch and the other is an original watch; both watches have been put side by side so that we can easily notice the differences between them.

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Fake

The first difference that we can notice is the hour mark at 3 o’clock; the mark on the replica watch is a bit shorter than the one on the original watch. The same happens with the marking at 9 o’clock, but this is probably because the design on the IWC replica watch with chronograph is a bit narrower than the one on the original watch so there is not that much space. The next difference between the two watches is at the lower chronograph; it seems that this chronograph is showing numbers 6, 12, 18, 24 on the replica watch while the numbers on the original watch are 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12. The same thing happens with the left chronograph, which on the replica watch shows following sequence of numbers: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 but on the original watch it shows the number 60. The next difference is on the third chronograph, the upper chronograph where on the replica watch we can find the following numbers: 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 12 but on the original watch the numbers 10, 20 and 30 are showing, making this the last difference between the two watches.

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IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph

IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph

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IWC has been making watches for a long time, and it has definitely made a lot of Pilot watches in its history; however, there are some watches that simply stay with you, watches that you can’t resist having and watches that you would always cherish. This is definitely one of these watches and with the cool design and the fact that it comes with such great technology there is no wonder why people out there create replicas that resemble it. However, not all replicas are great and you should always watch out for what you buy.

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Authentic

Here we have to compare two watches, one is an original IWC watch and the other is a replica watch. There are a few things that set these two watches apart. There is a total number of six differences when it comes to these watches.

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The first difference that we see between these two watches is the fact that the replica watch doesn’t have the tachymeter and this might put some people off. The second difference between these two watches is at 3 o’clock, where it seems that there is a red marking; the marking cannot be found on the replica watch. Another difference is when looking at the watch overall, and we can see that the hour markings are definitely longer on the replica watch than on the original IWC watch. The next difference is the lower chronograph that seems to have different numbers than the one on the original. The chronograph on the replica watch has the following sequence of numbers: 6, 12, 18, and 24 while the original watch has the following sequence of numbers: 3, 6, 9 and 12. The same happens with the chronograph on the left that has numbers 4 and 8 while the one on the original watch has numbers 20 and 10. Also, it seems that the top chronograph has the same problem, showing on the replica watch the following number sequence: 4, 8 and 12 while the chronograph on the original watch is different, since it shows numbers: 10, 20 and 30, making this the last difference between these two watches.

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IWC Pilot Working Power Reserve Replica

IWC Pilot Working Power Reserve Replica

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The IWC Pilot Working Power Reserve Replica is definitely a watch for a gentleman; it comes well fitted on the wrist with a comfortable strap and a classy design. A suit for a person who loves being more elegant, the watch also has a great addition in terms of technology, it comes with a 7 day power reserve, which is a great touch. Fake IWC Pilot Reserve is definitely a good watch that has been gaining more and more popularity since it first appeared; this is why a lot of manufacturers are trying to replicate it and sell it for a lower price. However, some replicas out there are definitely not a good idea, while others are very good and look much like the original.

IWC Pilot Working Power Reserve

Here we have two watches, one replica and the other an original IWC watch with power reserve. There are a few differences between the watches, but definitely nothing major. The first difference that we see between the two watches is the design at 2 o’clock. It seems that the replica watch shows much more of the “2” number than the original watch, where the number seems to be hidden by the date. Also, another difference is the fact that the watch has a different design at the 3 o’clock on the original watch, where it seems that the marking is a bit shorter also because of the date. Another difference, making this the third difference between the watches, is the fact that the number at 4 o’clock seems to have the same fate as the previous number we talked about, at 2 o’clock; again, the replica watch shows much more of the number than the original watch.

IWC Pilot Working Power Reserve Replica

The forth difference between these two watches is at the writing that says “Automatic”; it seems that the writing is in color white on the original watch but on the IWC replica watch the color is black. All these differences are definitely small and a lot of people wouldn’t notice them even if they were to put the watches side by side, let alone notice them just by looking at your watch.

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IWC Pilot’s Double Chronograph Edition Top Gun

IWC Pilot’s Double Chronograph Edition Top Gun

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The IWC Pilot’s Watch is one of the most interesting time pieces to come out from the Swiss watchmakers in the last years. It combines the best materials available with a simple yet elegant design that can work for any type of occasion. The watch is designed for pilots and has three chronographs. The design is made to resemble a fighter jet cockpit even to the way the date display looks like an altimeter. The three chronographs show time in hours minutes and seconds.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition TOP GUN

The whole watch is made to resist to a lot of wear and tear, particularly to a great deal of water pressure. The watch also comes with a 68 hour power reserve and as an interesting detail that shows its pilot pedigree it comes with a iron inner case to help protect the watch from magnetic fields. The sapphire glass is convex and scratch resistant. It is also has an antireflective coating on both sides so it can be very clearly seen in any type of light and weather. It comes with a screw in crown and has a diameter of 46 millimeters making it a rather large watch which is a desirable trait when it comes to watches designed for aviation.

FAKE Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition TOP GUN

This being said there are a number of differences between the two watches. The main difference between the two watches is the presence of a fourth button situated at 10 o’clock. The other big difference is the way the chronographs look and how they are situated. The 12 o’clock chronograph indicates seconds in the original while the second one has totally different markings. The same thing can be said about the six and the nine o’clock chronographs, being situated in different places when compared to the original and indicating time with totally different markers.

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IWC Big Pilot Power Reserve

IWC Big Pilot Power Reserve

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The IWC Big Pilot Power reserve is a very reliable watch meant for a man who works in a hard environment or a man who greatly depends on their watch. Here we have two watches, one a replica and the other an original IWC that have been put next to each other for comparison. After close inspection we can see that there are four differences between the two watches, but nothing is very serious as the replica watch still looks like the original brand very much.

Genuine IWC Big Pilot

Genuine IWC Big Pilot

Fake IWC Pilot Working Power Reserve

The first difference we notice is the missing button on the left of the watch. The original watch seems to have a button on the upper left part while the replica doesn’t. However, overall, both watches look the same and the missing part is not that noticeable. The following differences have to do with the chronographs on the watch. Starting with the first chronograph on the top we see that there are the following numbers: 4, 8, 12; however, on the chronograph that can be found on the original watch the numbers you see are: 10, 20, 30. Another problem is with the next chronograph where you can easily read  the numbers 14, 16  while on the original watch chronograph the numbers on this particular chronograph are 20, 40. But fortunately on this chronograph the fact that a number is missing and the brand is written instead is respected, so that will probably be the element that makes the replica watch more realistic. However, the third chronograph has a problem too with its numbers. The chronograph on the original IWC watch has the following set of numbers: 3, 6, 9, 12; however, IWC replica watch doesn’t respect this sequence and seems to have its own numbers:  6, 12, 18, 24, making this the last difference between these two watches.

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