As long as when we mentioning classic chronographs timepiece, to most watch fans, there is no doubt that they will mention the IWC Flieger Chronograph watch, among the Omega Speedmaster and Rolex Daytona. It is one of the chronographs with the most readable and clean dials available out there, and it has been for years. The only thing about this watch that changed 'recently', the diameter once was 39mm and has grown to 42mm,which is more suitable in market. And the leading role here is the replica IWC Pilot Flieger.
As a best seller watch, I have quite many opportunity to try and wear an IWC Flieger Chronograph, and thus I am able to make this detailed review. As a update of previous vintage watch, besides the case diameter, 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, it's a general fact that quite many wearers love it.
The replica sapphire crystal of the IWC has this blue glare on these pictures, also with best quality scratch-resistant, just as the real items. 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.
These issues make the new replica IWC Flieger better and better, 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 Portuguese automatic, but this movement is a work horse. For original watches, the exact movement is 79320-Calibre, based on the famous ETA/Valjoux 7750 movement. While for our replica watches, the movement is just basic Valjoux 7750 movement. And it's quite good enough to meed up al kinds of need actually.
The last issue is the folding clasp, which has also been finished with the DLC-procedure. It has once rated as one of the nicest and most comfortable folding clasps on a leather strap. With all these issues satisfied me, I found no reason to not accept it.