pls help

Hey Loungers,

                   I m planning to buy watch for day-to-day use. Though I m not a sportsperson I want a watch that is durable, reliable n beautiful (ha ha ha ... All in one)

My choices are...(not yet shortlisted)

1. IWC's Ingenier

2.IWC's Pilots Classic watch Big

3.IWC's Da Vinci Series

4.Big list of VC

pls provide me more options you know.

not being a fan of the current IWC models I'll just suggest some
03/02/2008 - 23:25

pieces from VC.

From your list you seem to be wanting something rather large and sporty so maybe the Overseas could fit the bill.  You might want to have a closer look at the Malte Chrono which has a fantastic movement and a beautifully guilloche dial or the Patrimony Biretrograde which I personnaly find fabulous!

I agree with Chronometer
03/03/2008 - 00:23

The Overseas would probably fit closest to the IWC options you have given.  Depending on where you are based, you might even find an Overseas with a strap option (hopefully this will be a regular options soon).

The Malte Chrono is of course very up-scale sporty though probably not as rugged as the Overseas.  Price is also another consideration here, but it is definitely worth it.

Good luck.

Overseas or IWC Spitfire line
03/03/2008 - 03:15

For a practical everyday watch, I think the Overseas is your best bet. Its magnetic protection is quite useful.

I don't think you are considering the right IWCs for everyday use, as they are generally too big and bulky for that purpose. If you like IWCs, I would suggest that you consider their Spitfire line, and especially the UTC, with its relatively extremely practical time zone feature (much better, I regret to admit, than Vacheron's). The Spitfire line is relatively small, very durable, magnetism protected, and if you really want it you can even get a UTC in platinum (with a blue dial). (Disclosure: I use an IWC UTC as my "vacation watch" for beach-type vacations and it performs admirably both in the water and when I have to put on civilized clothing.)

Re: pls help
03/03/2008 - 10:59

Hi Les Masque.

I currently own a V&C Overseas chronograph and a IWC Big Pilot. I used to own a Inge but got sold it a few months ago because I never wore it. Of course it's all about personal taste but I find myself prefering the Overseas more and more often over the BP. In my opinion, for day-to-day use you can't go wrong with the overseas.

depending on your budget, taste and what you already have here are
03/03/2008 - 11:24

some suggestions:

I personally really like the IWC Ingenieur especially the chrono and the new 7 day power reserve with the pellaton movement, however it is more a week end sort of watch in my book (too big and bulky for everyday wear, unless you have a job which allows you to dress casually all week).

In the VC line up:

Dress watches

Patrimony Contemporaine (automatic)

Patrimony Traditionnelle (automatic)


Patrimony Contemporaine Bi-retrograde Day/Date

Malte Chrono

Malte Date / Power Reserve

Of course you also have the Overseas which is a rather sporty model in line with the Ingenieurs

You might also want to consider the Royal Eagle line (nt)
03/03/2008 - 16:00

Re: pls help
03/03/2008 - 21:05

The Overseas is the best looking watch on a bracelet in the market today,IMO.

It can be worn with a suit as i saw about 4-5 worn the other night at the Masks exhibit, and you have 3 to pick from. It can go from the board room to the steam room, something a watch on a strap can not do.

Re: pls help
03/03/2008 - 21:22

Hey Guys,

         I m not a fan of IWC nor VC nor Patek. I love good watches. Immaterial by whom it is made. By good watches I mean

==>> Day to day use




==>> Watches for collection

--not merely a watch but piece of art (whats relability n robustness)

--complications (I love perpetual calenders)

--watches bought on special occations

           Pls do not make any negative opinion from my first sentence "I m not...". Its true with most of you also. No one will collect watches just bcoz XYZ brand makes it. As far as lougers are considered, watches are bit more important to us than others.

the question is what are you planning on getting? :-) (nt)
03/04/2008 - 18:57


I would say the Malte Chrono (nt)
03/05/2008 - 15:38