I'm trying to find the IWC bashing you're referring to, but I don't really find it... what comments are you referring to? Hmm? I don't recall stating someone was bashing IWC. It was stated that the one I want is bland, which IMO is more of a timeless appeal. To be honest, I know nothing about the mechanism of watches. The IWC and Panerai intrigue me solely for aesthetic reasons.