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clepsydra Wrote:Unless I am misreading this thread, there seems to be an attempt to compare the Mark XII with the the CF Pilot.
JimmyR Wrote:I liked the watch so much, I had to buy two of them ;-)
hebe Wrote in reply to:clepsydra Wrote:Unless I am misreading this thread, there seems to be an attempt to compare the Mark XII with the the CF Pilot. Antonio, I can promise that I had absolutly no intention, to compare with anything, especially not with the CF3 !!!!!!Because, I thought it could be interesting to see such an old test in retrospect.While cleaned up a lot of papers during the weekend, I found this old Chronos test and after reading it again since many years, I decided to create this post, nothing else !!!!Funny, how missunderstandings are be generated ?!RegardsHeiko
hebe Wrote:Today, the brightness of the Mark XII stars has decreased.Just an underestimated watch, but this was the first IWC that has got five stars by Chronos testing at 1995. A perfect result for a perfect IWC Pilots Watch of that time.And, at least I, can´t find any disadvantages nearly twenty years later !But could be that owners of modern Pilots Watches can find some ?RegardsHEBE
Cheers Greg ChalkCvanwhite at aol dot com
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The UK Greg Wrote:Hebe, are those three yours, plat, mellow yellow and standard, if so, nice little collection in great shape. Is the Saab in Ti or steel?
clepsydra Wrote:Hi Heiko,You are asking for what you call a disadvantage in the Mark XII.I have a minor one, and it is the same I find in the CF Pilot - the date window. The day of the month is unnecessary flight information and clutters the dial.I realize, however, that the Mark XII and the CF Pilot were designed for the general public, not to be a pure "flight instrument", just to emulate one. Not having a date window would affect sales.
Michael Friedberg Wrote:I recall a friend of mine from Zurich called the Mark XII at the time "the blueprint for the basic fine Swiss watch". I thought then and I think now that he was right.
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