Hi, everybody. Welcome to another watch review and today, I’ll be looking at the Mark XVII IWC replica watch. Regular readers will remember that I reviewed another IWC replica watch not too long ago and I considered it one of the best IWC replica watches I had ever seen. Let’s see if this one wins my favor too.
Mark XVII IWC Replica Watch Photo Review
I wouldn’t call this IWC replica watch one of the usual luxury replica watches which serves the purpose of getting discount luxury watches for way less than they would cost if they were the original. It more or less looks like a watch that doesn’t come with any air of sophistication. However, it has something up its sleeve as I will soon reveal to you. Let’s get started with this IWC replica review.
It seems like the way of IWC not to use too many colors when making their watches and this one is just black and silver/white. The IWC mark XVII replica has a black bezel unlike the stainless steel one on the original lending more to the dual toned nature of the watch. The crown is ion plated black as well in the replica unlike the stainless steel finish in the original. In fact, these are the only differences I can tell between the two watches.
The dial doesn’t seem to have too many things going on. The IWC replica watch has only a date window but it is quite a nice looking one. The date window doesn’t only display the day’s date but lets you see yesterday’s date and tomorrow’s date. It’s a bit of a useless feature when you really think about it but it really looks good and who can argue with that. There’s a red arrow pointing to the current date in case you get confused. That’s also quite useless but also looks good on the watch.
There are hour markings of numbers on the dial except for the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th-hour marks which are replaced with rectangles and a triangle for the 12th hour. I love the way the hour, minute and seconds hands are designed. They are thick and also accurate as they taper out to a point on the dial’s circumference. Not many watch manufacturers pay much attention to this.
I promised you something special about this IWC replica watch and while you may have guessed correctly that it has an automatic movement, you probably wouldn’t have guessed that it is of the Swiss ETA variety. That’s certainly a rarity in the world of replica watches and that makes this IWC replica watch one of the best IWC replica watches available as far as this IWC replica review is concerned. As always, I say the appreciable differences when it comes to the movement in a watch is not something to lose sleep over. They are actually all the same as far as a watch’s use for the average person.
The strap of this IWC replica watch is made out of heat embossed crocodile leather. This keeps to the general black theme of the watch. It ends with an ion-plated hook-buckle clasp that has been engraved with the IWC logo. The bracelet is 190mm long and 20mm wide. The thickness of the case is 12mm which is quite thin ensuring that this would be a very comfortable watch to wear.
So, after all is said and done, it’s time for me to rate this watch. It looks like a sturdy watch but I find it a little unremarkable. Despite the Swiss movement it has as it’s not something that jumps out at you. It has another failing in that it doesn’t seem to clearly choose a niche between a sporty replica watches or luxury replica watches. And doesn’t really stand out in any category. For these reasons, I rate it a respectable 60%. This is quite far off from the 95% I rated the IWC Big Pilot.