Resistance was futile

 By: ArmisT : February 23rd, 2023-02:34
In the face of what seemed like a barrage of posts and pictures of IWC pieces, I was no longer able to resist the charms and iconic reputation of the Big Pilot.  Special thanks to IWC (our moderator) and Costa for their experiences and advice.  It is a big watch, for sure, but there is a certain ease to wearing it (and reading it).  I expect this will give my PAM 372 a challenge for wrist time as a cool casual weekend piece.

p.s. sorry for the poor quality pic as apparently mirror reflections donโ€™t photograph well.  A direct wrist shot made the BP look comically big on me; hence the mirror shot.

You wear it well

 By: Aquaracer1 : February 23rd, 2023-02:44
I noticed there are a few enablers around here ๐Ÿ˜‚


Enablers, Influencers, Jedi masters, you name it๐Ÿ˜„

 By: ArmisT : February 23rd, 2023-02:55
Nonetheless, thank you very much.


 By: InHavenPro : February 23rd, 2023-02:45
You do wear it well! Enjoy it thoroughly, Filip

Sincere thanks, Filip ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

 By: ArmisT : February 23rd, 2023-02:56

Man, that looks awesome on your wrist... Congratulations! ๐Ÿ‘

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : February 23rd, 2023-02:59

Thanks again for your help! Honestly though, your 5002 is tops!

 By: ArmisT : February 23rd, 2023-04:18
Also, as you suggested, I have the brown buffalo leather strap on the way. You know, I really like the look of the black alligator leather strap tooโ€ฆbut the brown strap is more my preference now.


 By: Arronax : February 23rd, 2023-03:00
It does look very nice on your wrist, keep the pics coming!

Truly appreciated ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

 By: ArmisT : February 23rd, 2023-04:20
Will do!


 By: patrick_y : February 23rd, 2023-04:07
Where's my Top Gun IWC?  You make me want to wear my IWC!  You wear this watch well!  You've got a wrist big enough to sport this beast!


 By: ArmisT : February 23rd, 2023-04:26
Iโ€™ll admit, their various pilot watches are dangerously attractive. The same applies to the classic Portugieser, which I remember was always attractive to me since many years ago. But this BP is my first ever IWC.

Great way to enter the IWC world.

 By: Costa (aka Connie) : February 27th, 2023-03:47
The BP is my favorite IWC watch. Itโ€™s an iconic piece with great wrist presence. Btw it fits you well. Not too large at all. Wear it in good health.

Thank you very much!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ Your experience and advice were instrumental, and Iโ€™m really enjoying the BP.

 By: ArmisT : February 27th, 2023-03:59

That will be a great contender for your 372. A very cool duo you are having.

 By: amanico : February 23rd, 2023-07:10

Indeed, battle of the big watches ๐Ÿ˜„

 By: ArmisT : February 23rd, 2023-09:30

It's a great looking watch. So much IWC DNA

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : February 23rd, 2023-12:43
And it's a fantastic wrist statement that other pilot watches can't match, as far as I feel.
It looks gfreat on your wrist too.

Thanks, Ron.

 By: ArmisT : February 23rd, 2023-14:27
So true, it is quite the wrist statement. Admittedly, it does pique my interest in other IWCs, but I have to control myself.

Congratulations to youโ€ฆ

 By: nacelle : February 25th, 2023-03:51
To your point, the best way to fight temptation is to yield ๐Ÿ˜„


 By: ArmisT : February 25th, 2023-04:05

Looks awesome on you!

 By: gregcarraram3 : February 25th, 2023-14:26

Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

 By: ArmisT : February 25th, 2023-14:44
Youโ€™re going to have to join in this BP club as well soonโ€ฆthat Petit Prince you were considering looked perfect on you! One of your pics was actually one of the factors that pulled me in this BP direction.