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New arrival IWC Pilot Chrono 377725 150 years ZF - thoughts?

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    #16
    Good job on the rep vs gen photos... looks like the white dial are allways the most difficult to replicate right.

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      #17
      The all polished case seems like an odd flaw given ZF make other 3777s where the sides are nicely brushed.

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        #18
        Originally posted by hushhush View Post
        Pretty disappointing. All polished case already an huge deal breaker. Compared to Gen, off white dial looks disappointing as well. Won't be an issue if Gen not side by side, still, what's so hard making it real white.

        Wonder if the factory cares to upgrade the flaws.
        Sure on V2
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        https://www.tudorwatch.com

        If it floats , flies or fucks it's probably cheaper to rent!

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          #19
          The REP strap looks to be is below expecations as well.
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          https://www.tudorwatch.com

          If it floats , flies or fucks it's probably cheaper to rent!

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            #20
            Originally posted by johnlogan View Post
            The REP strap looks to be is below expecations as well.
            You were expecting a rep strap to be great?
            Formerly: BadSamaritan

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              #21
              Originally posted by Patsanchik View Post

              You were expecting a rep strap to be great?
              Yes, like MKF
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              https://www.tudorwatch.com

              If it floats , flies or fucks it's probably cheaper to rent!

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                #22
                is the crown different also? when side by side like this, the differences really pop out, i can imagine not as bad without the GEN

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                  #23
                  Thank you very much for posting this comparison.

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                    #24
                    I also noticed the subdials appear to be wrong is size and/or position. Both the 6 and 9 subdials touch the adjacent hour markers on the replica dial, whereas there is a noticeable distance between those subdials and hour markers on the genuine dial. Maybe the replica dial is smaller in diameter when compared with the genuine?

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by spursian View Post
                      Just some quick shots.

                      Obvious flaws:

                      1. Case is supposed to be brushed.
                      2. The rep dial is very slightly off white.
                      3. The engraving on the case back of the rep is not as fine.

                      Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk
                      Thanks for the comparison!
                      The day date fonts also look off

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                        #26
                        Brushed mid case looks like the most obvious tell. Other stuff, like slightly off front on day and date or ever so slightly off chrono dial size would hardly be noticed in real life.

                        If you haven't tried to brush ss yourself, you might not know this: The brushed mid case would be a super easy fix. I'm no watchsmith expert, but I bet I could do a competant job on the brushing in an hour or so which includes taking the movement & pushers out so I could get it all even around the pushers.

                        I was all set to buy right before cny, but I waited too long.

                        I do think I will give the brushing a try.

                        @spursian Is the entire case brushed or just the sides of the case. It looks like the surfaces that are visible from the top, like the top of the lugs, are polished in both the gen and rep. It is a little hard to be sure as it is super hard to take great pics of this sort of thing...
                        Really... ....... :P

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                          #27
                          Only the sides are brushed. The top is polished.

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                            #28
                            Looks better now that I had the rep brushed.

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by spursian View Post
                              Looks better now that I had the rep brushed.
                              Whoa! that looks great, what did you use to get the brush finish? I might want to do this to some of my brushed cases to give it a rejuvenated look.

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by dee306 View Post

                                Whoa! that looks great, what did you use to get the brush finish? I might want to do this to some of my brushed cases to give it a rejuvenated look.
                                Obviously I am not the one that brushed this one, but I have done it many times and it is super easy. To go from polished to brushed just use green 3m scotch pad. Make sure and move it in only 1 direction. To do this mid case it would work best to remove the movement 1st so you don't have to work around the pushers.
                                Really... ....... :P

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