I love iwc watches. I had a fliegerchronograph a few years ago. What info are you after? I'm no watch expert but I know a bit. If you're buying second hand, box papers original strap and buckle are good to look out for. But you can also get a bargain on eBay buying without (although a bit risky) straps and boxes show up on their own from time to time. There's also an amazing tiny store called abp in Paris that custom makes watch straps. I had one made from ostrich shin!!! Also bear in mind servicing is going to run you $500 something they recommend every couple of years.
There's some very good watch forums both specific iwc ones and also trading. I'll dig some links out.
Question to watch fans: I have nice watches and appreciate the craftsmanship of the mechanism and their look, but found that I never wear them except maybe as a fashion statement because I have any number of electronic devices telling me the time if I care to know it. Because I so don't need it for the time, it feels like a contrivance of fashion to have a watch on, like wearing glasses without lenses to look bookish or something.
Is the wristwatch to become as anachronistic as land line telephones, postage stamps, watching television as it airs and bank tellers?
Weezy I have a few watches, I can tell you buying second hand is a good idea but as stated risky, always spend the 50 or so dollars and meet person if possible to have watch verified. I bought my first rolex when I was 18 it was a two tone sub. I sold it 5 years after for about 1400 more then I paid and I wore it at least once a week. With watches like IWC, Audemars, and so on buying second hand is the best way to go as for some reason they don't hold a strong secondary market. Rolex for some reason appears to keep the worst time ( movement wise since they stopped using the Zenith movement in their Daytonas ) all of mine lose like 1 to 2 seconds a day ( sounds odd I know but for what they cost they should not ) but has the best resale value. If you buy a used Submariner you will be hard pressed to lose money on it, cause at least once a year rolex raises their prices. When I bought my stainless steel submariner was about 2400 today the same watch sells for 7500. So if your buying the IWC cause you love it amazing investment, if your buying it for investment, buy it second hand.
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If there is one accesory a man should wear it should be a good watch. Redundant it may seem that cellphones etc can tell time likewise, i guess it is the style that goes in wearing a good watch. Personally i find it easier to just look at the watch than dig into my pocket to find the time.
Always get a brand new one if you can afford, saves you a lifetime of speculations.
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