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As promised, a comparison showing the thickness of the 40 mm Ingenieur ref 3239 compared to the 42mm Aquatimer GST ref 3536: The profile of the Ingenieur 3239 makes clear that it wears very comfortable. Not just due to its small 10mm thickness but also because of how the... Read more
In the Fall of 1997, IWC introduced a new model line, called “GST”. Within the GST model line-up was a classic diving watch, the GST Aquatimer ref 3536. With a black dial signed “T Swiss Made T”, the early IWC Aquatimer GST used a mix of both Tritium and... Read more
Last week I had the opportunity to join a exclusive viewing of the Portuguese Siderale Scafusia. Benoit de Clerck, Managing Director of IWC North East Asia introduced the watch followed by a short video presentation. The event was held in a private room at Cafe Grey in Hong Kong.... Read more
January to the mechanical watch lover is akin to the opening of the season for baseball fans or the Daytona 500 for those endeared with NASCAR. This is the month of the Salon International de la Haute Horology (SIHH) where many of the top luxury watch brands release their... Read more
Here’s three of ’em. (Watches as owned by TomG). Read more
1979 IWC “Jumbo” Ingenieur SL ref. 3003. (Watch owned by TomG). Read more
For over fifty years, it has been the accepted knowledge that the history of the diving watch is intimately coupled to the history of recreational diving. Both Rolex & Blancpain (who equally claim to have invented the diver’s watch) use the introduction of the SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing... Read more
Guess where I was yesterday? by JAMES DOWLING
Hi All; I was on a flight at 7am yesterday, then a 45 min train ride through some stunning countryside. Past some amazing scenery. Then a short walk around a medieval town. I had been here on quite a few previous occasions, but i had never before noticed this.... Read more