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The UK Swiss made fake IWC Beobachtungs-Uhr Flieger 23883 was a whopping 55mm in diameter when it was issued to pilot “observers” (or navigators) in the Luftwaffe from 1940. Its size, back then, had less to do with trends than with it had to do with practicalities. The large pocket copy watch movements inside determined the size of the case. But the real advantage to end-users was the stripped-down dinner-plate of a dial, showing only lumed hands, numbers, and markers, making it one of the first super-legible functional readouts in watchmaking.
This year, cheap replica IWC UK introduced a new 43mm version of the Pilot with an option of black or blue dial. Ostensibly the move suits smaller wrists and smaller tastes. The simple three-hand design with roman numerals and a minute track of luxury fake watches are steeped in its ancestor’s functional purpose, with only an exhibition case back as a nod to glamor. The double-riveted calf-leather deployant strap is another hallmark of the 1:1 fake IWC Big Pilot, reaching back all the way to the double length straps of the first B-Uhr watches. But the new replica watches online UK also comes with an IWC-proprietary quick-release mechanism, allowing you to switch, in seconds, between the supplied strap and separately available straps from super clone IWC boutiques.
The new high quality replica IWC is not only smaller in diameter. The case has also been slimmed vertically by a good 2mm, and the chunky conical crown is a tad smaller in proportion, too. All of which makes for a very different wearing experience than its predecessor. It’s still big for sure, but the 3mm reduction is critical. Arguably, a 43mm copy watch brings the Big Pilot for the first time into the ballpark of many other popular IWC replica watches for men.
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