IWC

International Watch Co., called IWC (or IWC Schaffhausen), is a luxury watch company based in Switzerland. IWC is the only large watch manufacture in eastern Switzerland (all other brands are in western Swiss regions). IWC Schaffhausen was founded 1868 by the U.S. watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones to merge the craftsmanship of Switzerland watchmakers with the engineering skills from the U.S. to manufacture movements and timepiece parts for the USA. IWC is unique among similar companies for keeping detailed records for every watch produced since 1885. Since 1885, caliber, materials used and cases are tracked. Younger IWC watches are shown in the records with reference number, delivery date and the name of the authorized dealer. Every IWC collector can request this information for all watches older than ten years. IWC says it can service and repair all watches produced since 1868. IWC Schaffhausen movements in more affordable watches and chronographs (IWC Portuguese Chronograph) are from ETA. Non-ETA IWC calibers are: Caliber 5000, Caliber 8000, pocket watch movements. Notable watch models include the IWC Aquatimer, IWC Ingenieur, IWC Portuguese, IWC Da Vinci, IWC Portofino, IWC Pilot's Watches. For IWC watch prices (or IWC) watches prices and the official IWC watches price list please contact a certified dealer or the brand directly. The IWC Portuguese watch, IWC Pilot watch, IWC Big Pilot watch, IWC Aquatimer watch, are also sometimes available as IWC watches replica or vintage IWC watches. Fans discuss these models and share feedback on the official IWC forum with many thousand members. IWC men's watches and IWC women's watches are both popular with collectors. When looking for IWC discount watches please be aware the looking for IWC watch ebay or IWC watches Amazon is dangerous, as fake IWC and replica IWC watches are hard to identify online. WatchTime covers IWC watches news, IWC watch reviews and tests of IWC pilot watches like the IWC Portuguese, IWC Yacht Club, IWC Mark XVI, IWC Pilot Worldtimer, IWC Spitfire, IWC Replica, IWC Top Gun, IWC Portuguese. We often publish photos of IWC watches as well as IWC pilot watch updates, with news on IWC ladies watches and IWC for men. WatchTime covers current and vintage IWC watches and IWC pilot watches.

Dive Watch Wednesday: A (Very) Few Dive Watch Highlights from SIHH 2015

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At last year's SIHH, IWC launched a whopping 15 new Aquatimer models, and Cartier introduced its very first true dive watch, the Calibre de Cartier Diver. This year, at SIHH 2015, the dive watch pickings were rather slim in comparison. … [Read more...]


Opening Acts: Testing Entry-Level Watches from Rolex, IWC, and Panerai

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In this triple-feature watch test from our October 2010 issue, writer Alexander Krupp and photographer Nik Schölzel test a trio of entry-level timepieces from Rolex, IWC and Panerai that offer an entrance into the luxury-watch world for a relatively modest price. … [Read more...]


Need for Speed: 13 Watches Inspired by Auto Racing

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The worlds of watchmaking and automobile racing have shared a strong connection for decades, with racing and high-performance cars often serving as a direct inspiration for watches, including classic models like the Rolex Daytona and TAG Heuer Carrera, which both turned 50 in 2013. Below we take a look at 10 recently released watches with designs influenced by motorsports. … [Read more...]


Escapement Watch Review: IWC Ingenieur Dual Time

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Angus Davies provides an in-depth review of the IWC Ingenieur Dual Time. This recently launched watch is equipped with a GMT function, proving highly useful for today’s battle weary business traveler. You can read more from Angus on his Escapement watch blog. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar (Updated with Live Photos and Prices)

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The new IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar, part of the brand's "Year of the Portugieser" at SIHH 2015, is a timepiece that marks two IWC firsts: its in-house movement is equipped with an innovative annual calendar mechanism and also boasts a two-barrel, seven-day power reserve. … [Read more...]


7 Personalized Watches Made for World Champion Athletes

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With the NFL Season in full swing, and the NBA and NHL just getting warmed up, we at WatchTime thought it would be the perfect time to re-post (with a few updates) our article on the elite fraternity of athletes who have not only won a world championship in their sports but also boast a watch made specifically for them. Here are seven notable watches of champions. … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Wednesday: Private-Label Dive Watches Aren’t as New as You Think

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It seems like the dive watch category has inspired more "micro-brands" and "boutique brands" over the last few years to start a watch business than has any other watch category in the industry. Of course, while some of these recent start-ups have attempted to produce their very own ideal of “the perfect diver,” many others rely on already finished, so-called "private label" watches, which are, more or less, watches manufactured by an outside supplier and simply equipped with the brand’s … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: Which Watch Brands Are Most Likely to Increase in Value?

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It's a question watch collectors — especially new ones — always want answered: What brands offer watches that tend to increase in value over time? In this week's Fratello Friday, I'll attempt to provide guidance on this, not so much from facts and figures but based on experience, and on opinions that I have heard through the years. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: IWC Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition “75th Anniversary”

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To mark the 75th anniversary of its Portugieser watch family, IWC has launched, at SIHH 2015, the vintage-inspired Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition “75th Anniversary," as part of its newly revamped collection of Portugieser watches. … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Wednesday: 5 Ultra-Complicated Dive Watches

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If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to spend less money this year on watches, you might want to skip this week’s edition of Dive Watch Wednesday: Most mechanical dive watches are priced under $10,000 (even though the iconic Rolex Deepsea, Sea-Dweller, and Submariner watches, as well as many Blancpain Fifty Fathoms models, might go for a bit more nowadays), but there are several types of fascinating dive watches that go way beyond that. … [Read more...]


Tough Timers: 10 Watches for Extreme Conditions

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Mechanical watches are delicate pieces of machinery that can be thrown off kilter if the proper precautions aren't taken. Magnetic fields, extreme temperatures, and shocks are among the risks watches face. Below, in this list excerpted from a feature in WatchTime's November-December 2011 issue, we take a look at some watches designed to withstand these outside factors. … [Read more...]


WatchTime.com’s Top 10 Watch Brand Videos

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We've added a lot more videos to Watchtime.com over the past year, and many of you have noticed. The videos — most created and provided by some of the top watch brands — have become one of the most popular features on the site. Below, we count down your current favorite watch videos, ranked by page views. Click on each to watch the full video. 10. Inside the HYT H2 HYT's H2 expands the timekeeping system of its debut model, the H1, which uses clear and green-tinted liquids indicate the … [Read more...]


Dive Watches 101: How Swatch Helped Rescue the Dive Watch

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The quartz watch revolution (aka "quartz crisis") of the 1970s affected not only the watch industry in general, but also, of course, the dive watch category within it. Considering the number of model launches, innovations and constant improvements to such watches in the 1960s and the first half of the '70s, the '80s and early '90s were a rather dark time for dive watches by comparison. … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Specials: My 5 Top Dive Watches from Baselworld and Beyond

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Every year, Diveintowatches.com tries to cope with the rather difficult task of creating something like a "best in show" list of the new dive watches presented at the Baselworld watch fair. Scroll down to compare my top five dive watches from this year's Baselworld to my final list of top five dive watches from all the new models introduced this year. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014: Watch Insider’s Top Five Sport Watches

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On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I am assembling lists of my top five watches introduced at last year's SIHH in three categories: design, innovation and, today, my favorite sports watches. Keep in mind these are listed in alphabetical order, not ranked by preference. … [Read more...]


Watch Wallpaper: 8 Calendar Watches

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Throughout the holiday season, we've featured reviews of various types of calendar watches, culled from a feature in our December 2010 issue. We thought you might appreciate having access to Nik Schölzel's original photos of all eight of those watches from the original story, now available as wallpaper images for your desktop. … [Read more...]


Dive Watches 101: Saturation Diving, Helium Valves, and “Extreme” Dive Watches

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In the latest installment in our series on the basics of divers' watches, Diveintowatches.com explains why some dive watches have  built-in helium-release valves and why others don’t. We also explain why each type is perfectly OK, depending on the type of diving you do. … [Read more...]


Up Close with the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph “Le Petit Prince”

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When IWC opened its new boutique in Amsterdam last May, we at Monochrome Watches had a chance to get some hands-on time with the new IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition "Le Petit Prince." This latest edition of the IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph features a striking blue dial and is the third edition to support the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation and its mission of battling illiteracy. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014 REVISITED: 4 DAYS, 47 WATCHES

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At last year's SIHH 2014 in Geneva, we saw and covered so many new watches, we're concerned our readers might have missed some of our  updates. To make it easier for you to see everything we covered, we've created this handy recap with links to all 47 watches we covered over the watch fair's four days. As we head to SIHH 2015 it's worth a look back at the novelties from 2014. … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: The “Alternative” Top 5 Pilots’ Watches

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We're all familiar with iconic pilots' watches like the IWC Big Pilot, Rolex GMT-Master and Breitling Navitimer, right? This week, we will shed some light on a few "alternative" pilots' watches. Whether it is because you don't want to be one of the three guys in the meeting room wearing the same Rolex GMT-Master, or simply because you might be looking for something in a different budget range, here are some choices you may not have considered. … [Read more...]