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Grahamsjz Wrote:Hi Roberto,Am I reading this correctly, the Cartier Roadseter strap fits the Aquatimer?I know the release mechanism is by Cartier, never even considered they would fit. Cheers. Graham
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Efishant Wrote:The more pertinent question is this; is it a good value? The movement is a very common movement. I do not buy an IWC for an ETA movement! The movement can be bought from Otto Frei for 440 bucks! Any reputable watchmaker is gonna charge you more than that for just a routine cleaning service.....which should be done at least every 3 years! Now, IWC does spiff up the movement .....maybe they do a little embellishment....but they don't make it run any better than a stock movement! So, ya pay about 4500 bucks for a watch that purports to be Mercedes.....and it has a Chevy power plant! The 7750 is OK ......but it ain't no Zenith, El Primero...which is the kinda quality you should get in a watch with IWC on the dial!
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Alex1884 Wrote:It's exactly the same as a lot of the big watch brands until they started producing in house plenty of big names used modified eta. They have different grades of each eta movement. Breitling for example buy the top grade disassembled, they then manufacture some parts which they use to upgrade and then they do the finishing. I Imagine iwc are similar here.I have a few 7750 based watches and they have never let me down. Fantastic time proven movement. And I'd also add that just because something is in house doesn't necessarily mean it will be more accurate or technologically better. Someone could make an in house movement that's less reliable for example than a 7750 and many do.
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Ben Wrote:Ignore the troll!
What you do may not be so important, but it is very important that you do it well. (my variation of a saying by Gandhi)
Sunflower Wrote in reply to:Ben Wrote:Ignore the troll!Which troll? The issue at hand is discussed often here, but then, there are new members who may ask a known question unaware of previous discussions. The point made by "us" is that the modified ETA movement is very good, as I know from my own experience. But asking about the price point is valid, it gives us the opportunity to explain that you pay for the total watch of high quality, that both explains why the watch doesn't cost EUR 500, and why the watch doesn't cost EUR 30.000 or more, like some chrono's by Patek Philippe or Vacheron Constantin. Having two chronograph classes at IWC, one with the modified ETA, one with the in-house 8936x, is very nice, certainly because both classes have very attractive watches. So there is something for about everyone, except for those that want to pay EUR 500 for a chronograph.Kind regards,Paul