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Blue dialed Inge, anyone?



As new offerings from IWC goes, this one looks pretty good. And at a manageable 40mm too. I don't care for the case back, but at least it's solid.
post #43862 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Blue dialed Inge, anyone?



As new offerings from IWC goes, this one looks pretty good. And at a manageable 40mm too. I don't care for the case back, but at least it's solid.

Looks good in pics but haven't seen on the wrist. What's the news on the MSRP of this one?
post #43863 of 48312
Sorry, I haven't looked into that, just got it in my IWC newsletter today.

IWC's page for it is here, though I don't think they list the price.
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London is giving me ADD of the eyes. It's a veritable feast for the eyes of fine shoes and wrist-bound treasures - from the burnished green wholecuts in SOHO right down to that scruffy hipster chap at that baudy circus show last night with his unexpected vintage gold-cased Longines.

 

Am I just imagining it, or do people seem to blatantly look you up and down here more commonly than in the Eastern U.S.?

post #43865 of 48312
I cannot say if it is more or less than the Eastern US but perhaps they do at first.

You must have got to the Watches of Switzerland place on Regent Street by now, quite a selection there!
post #43866 of 48312
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the Watches of Switzerland place on Regent Street
They are probably atop the 'under one roof' list.
post #43867 of 48312
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post
 

London is giving me ADD of the eyes. It's a veritable feast for the eyes of fine shoes and wrist-bound treasures - from the burnished green wholecuts in SOHO right down to that scruffy hipster chap at that baudy circus show last night with his unexpected vintage gold-cased Longines.

 

Am I just imagining it, or do people seem to blatantly look you up and down here more commonly than in the Eastern U.S.?


Yup - welcome to the friendly streets of London! Depends on where you are, but if you're in Mayfair, anywhere hipsterish, or any other overly self-regarding places then you will often get the once-over. I probably do it quite a bit myself without realising!

post #43868 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Blue dialed Inge, anyone?



As new offerings from IWC goes, this one looks pretty good. And at a manageable 40mm too. I don't care for the case back, but at least it's solid.

Overall, I like the look of the Ingenieur particularly with the blue dial.  My issue with the current model 3239 is that the movement is rather mundane.  I'm guessing the movement in this blue dial version is the same.   However, if movements aren't a big deal to you, a 3239 is IMHO a very attractive and versatile sports watch and its a fraction of the price of a Nautilus, RO, or Overseas.

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Dino, you don't like the Overseas right?
post #43870 of 48312
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Dino, you don't like the Overseas right?


Correct (assuming you mean the current model). I love it if you're looking for encouragement.

post #43871 of 48312
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Dino, you don't like the Overseas right?

Correct, I'm not a fan of the current Overseas.  I prefer the prior version of the Overseas and the 222, which was the original VC sports watch that was designed to compete with the Royal Oak and the Nautilus.  222s are rather rare and don't come up for sale all that often.  

post #43872 of 48312
I'm not looking, just was curious. I do have long term interest in another VC though. If considering a sports watch, I'd prefer an RO or Nautilus over any of the VC offerings I've seen.
post #43873 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Blue dialed Inge, anyone?



As new offerings from IWC goes, this one looks pretty good. And at a manageable 40mm too. I don't care for the case back, but at least it's solid.



I just bought 3 watches in the last few months... If only I had known this beauty was coming... rolleyes.gif
post #43874 of 48312
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

I'm not looking, just was curious. I do have long term interest in another VC though. If considering a sports watch, I'd prefer an RO or Nautilus over any of the VC offerings I've seen.

+1

 

I'm a big fan of VC dress watches, I have 2 in my humble collection.  I think they do a really nice job of making interesting dress watches that are often whimsical or have features that keep them looking fresh and very wearable for younger professionals.  There are lots of great dress watches out there, but when I was in my early 30s some brands' offerings just looked too old and stodgy for me.    However, with the exception of the 222, I've just never loved their sports watches.  I greatly prefer the RO and Nautilus to the current Overseas.  

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Can someone please do a quick summary as to what's the deal with Tag watches?

I realise two things - they aren't Patek Phillipe, they aren't even Rolex, and if a punter is happy with watch and price then that can't be argued with. I thought they we're a reputable brand at the lower end of the 'name brand' continuum, but I've come to learn that Tags seem to incur more wrath than all but the worst knock off fake brands. I saw a few nice models in a Tag shop in the mall recently, and when I mentioned this to a SA in the local specialty store he got all snooty and said they 'aren't even watches' - not sure what he meant by that, but it's somewhat typical of the snootiness I've observed. Is there any substance as to why Tag seems to have become the whipping boy of watch brands, or is it just internet bullies piling on?
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