Nico, they almost did it...

Apr 07, 2021,06:33 AM
 

But they forgot to take that rotor out... πŸ˜‰





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Haha.... that is what I was thinking too for Nico! They got the no date right.

 
 By: darrony : April 7th, 2021-08:05
I actually like the power reserve indicator, this guy is 60 hr with a decorated open caseback The iwc website has some nice glamour shots of the 5002

PR indicator on an automatic watch is pointless but I totally get it on manual wound watches.

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : April 7th, 2021-10:31
That said, I always wind my manuals every morning even if the have a PR of more than 48 hours.

Ahh... I don’t have my few automatics I have on winders...so a PR indicator is always useful to me :)

 
 By: darrony : April 7th, 2021-11:43
PR indicator on back is acceptable and some Might say preferred ...  

Yup! And IWC has done it too

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : April 7th, 2021-11:48
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+1

 
 By: Gelato Monster : April 7th, 2021-18:16

I agree with you...

 
 By: FlyingSnoopy : April 7th, 2021-09:58
The automatic ruins the clean dial. (Besides I never understood why automatic is written on so many dials)

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 By: PalmSprings : April 7th, 2021-10:43
I would agree but leave it empty and you've go a huge blank space that doesn't look good. Similar to the AP RO 15500, there is nothing there and it doesn't look good and just accentuates how big it is. If this watch was 36mm instead of 43mm it wouldn't be... 

The B-Uhr had a completely naked dial and no one complained... πŸ˜‰

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : April 7th, 2021-10:55
Plus, there are quite a few current watches with little or no inscription which appear to be acceptable. Photos from the Internet ...  

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 By: PalmSprings : April 7th, 2021-11:09
I doubt anyone complained back the 40s. Those had to be big and legible for a reason and were worn around a flightsuit. Those were actual tool watches. The current IWC not so much.

Totally with you!

 
 By: amanico : April 7th, 2021-12:59

Totally agree

 
 By: Gelato Monster : April 7th, 2021-18:17

Are you sure it would be too empty?

 
 By: amanico : April 7th, 2021-12:28
And even better: ...  

Still waiting for the larger case dateless version

 
 By: nacelle : April 7th, 2021-10:30
one can only hope.... yes, drop the "Automatic" from the dial.

Yes, that's what we were hoping for...

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : April 7th, 2021-10:33
Something like 45 mm, no date, no PR and manual wind.

Same here

 
 By: Flanker : April 7th, 2021-11:52
Waiting for the larger diameter, no date version, no magnetic case (thinner) and manual wind. I can live with a PR. It has to be manual, so you can touch that nice crown as frequent as possible. Current 46mm BP is like a hockey puck, I tried it in a local... 

:-)

 
 By: LX (Alex) : April 7th, 2021-10:52
IWC is doing sooo many things right at the moment! The new pilot watches look great, have good case sizes, excellent bracelets, fantastic dial colors and in-house movements without exploding in price. After the iconic Portuguese line was updated last year... 

You are very right.

 
 By: Flanker : April 7th, 2021-11:57
If they continue well like this, Aquatimer and Ingenieur lines which have strong heritage can be reborn.

I’ll be buying this ASAP!

 
 By: ripper444 : April 7th, 2021-17:38
Can’t wait to see it... try it and buy it!