Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia
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Regards, Shing | email iwcforme1976 (at) gmail (dot) comtime does not change us. it just unfolds us. max frisch.all that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that. baltasar gracian.
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The UK Greg Wrote:Either will be a great first, the Yacht Club with its in house movement and the Portuguese Chrono with a modified to IWC spec ETA movement. But you know your lifestyle and your clothes, the YC is more casual and sporty and the auto chrono is more formal or smart casual. What it really comes down to is you and which one is grabbing your heart more. PS Got the Portuguese chrono and more than happy with it. Do not forget there is the Pilot chronos and new ones are just days away from being announced.The current pilot chrono has the option of a strap or bracelet, and neither the YC or Port Chrono have a bracelet as an option.
Tilo Hillenbrand Wrote:Welcome to the forum.The "old style chrono" is in production since 1997 I think and is a very nice watch. There were only minor changes to the movement, the dial and the anti-reflective coating was added to the crystal since then. It's a classic watch without a date and with only a 30 minutes counter. The movment is a high class ETA/Valjoux. Diameter is 41 mm. Croco strap.The Yacht Club look is based on the classic chrono but developed further. It has an IWC inhouse chrono movment with 68 hours of power reserve, an hour counter up to 12 hours and the "watch in the watch" feature that the chrono counter is having hours and minutes in one subdial. It has a date and the chrono has the flyback function that lets you reset and restart the chrono with one button push while running. It has a crystal back that lets you see the movement and 45.5 mm in case diameter. Luminous hands and indexes round the picture. The strap is rubber. It's water resistant up to 120 m. So you can dive with it.You can't do anything wrong with either. Both are great watches. It's also a matter of cost I think. The YC is roundabout 2 times the price of the classic chrono. But the looks are quite similar. Maybe you see the difference best if you compare them at an IWC dealer next to each other.The steel YC with the black dial and the white dial ring is very impressive in my opinion. But you have to find out what you like better. It's all a matter of personal taste.Tilo
shing Wrote:I am biased - I love the Yacht Club for the movement, and the sheer design and basically everything else about it - so I would choose the YC. If I have to compare it with a Portuguese Chronograph, then I would say the Yacht Club has more character, albeit with considerable artistic licence. But as mentioned - I am biased !
Khairul M Yusuf Wrote:The YC is a fairly large dialled watch compared to the more mainstream size of the Portuguese Chrono. That being said why not the Port Auto ?
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