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.

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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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