Originally Posted by this_is_james
thanks for the replies! going back to the question of brand image, so what type of person(in terms of qualities, characteristics, or a celeb) would wear an omega and what type of person would wear IWC?
If this is your primary concern, you should buy a Rolex
or Tag Heuer
. Aside from Rolex, Cartier, Omega, TAG Heuer, and perhaps Patek Philippe, no one can differentiate or cares
to differentiate between low-tier (Oris, Maurice Lacroix, Baume & Mercier, etc.), mid-tier (IWC, Ulysse Nardin, Breitling), and high-end/boutique companies. The most widely regarded axiom at Timezone is to purchase what smiles at you
. It's pretty sage advice.
EDIT: The Portofino is still in the IWC lineup. It's included on the IWC website, though I believe the white dial is no longer available.