Impressive, but then again..

Robert-Jan Broer
November 27, 2005
Impressive, but then again..’s an IWC, and I don’t like IWC. Their attitude towards complaining customers on their company forum is embarrassing. Furthermore, the design of most IWC’s is too sterile for me. Like Audi cars. I bet a lot of IWC fans drive Audi cars 🙂

However, the Ingenieur is an exception to this feeling. I saw and handled one today in Gerard’s shop. An IWC Ingenieur ref. IW2337. A thick and solid watch, and one of the view watches I really like for having an integrated bracelet (as the AP Royal Oak and VC Overseas).

Horloge Platform Nederland is selling this one New In Box (NIB) for 4640 Euro. If I had the money, and no problems with IWC’s attitude, I would probably left the store today with a new watch.

Photo by Horloge Platform Nederland.

Some specifications (from their website):
IWC Caliber 80110
– Vibrations: 28 800/h / 4 Hz
– Jewels: 28
– Power-reserve: 44 h
– Automatic movement with Pellaton winding system
– Integrated shock-absorbing system
– Date display with crown-activated rapid calendar advance
– Hour and minute hands
– Central seconds hand with stop function
– Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields of up to 80,000 A/m
– Screw-in back
– Screw-in crown
– Luminous elements of hands and indices
– IWC metal bracelet system with folding clasp
– Sapphire glass coated on both sides
– Water-resistant to 120 m

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Robert-Jan Broer

Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more

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