"Why does this watch cost so MUCH?"
so happy I waited for this watch to go on sale. Silly me, i almost bought it a day early and paid full price. Nope, not this guy. I'm what you'd call a bargain hunter. I know when I see a good price, and this certainly was a steal. I hope everyone else who bought it was as lucky as me. Can't afford my mortgage anymore, but **** my watch looks exquisite!...
ITEM#: 12756747This IWC men's Portuguese minute repeater watch features a sleek 18 karat white gold case and a smooth leather strap. With a durable sapphire crystal this watch can stand up to daily wear, and the classy white gold case can stand up to formal wear.
- Case: 18k white gold
- Dial: Grey
- Hands: White gold
- Markers: Numeric hour markers
- Subdials: Stop function at 9 o'clock
- Strap: Brown leather
- Clasp: Deployment
- Crystal: Sapphire
- Movement: Hand-wind mechanical
- Water resistance: 3 ATM/30 meters/99 feet
- Case measurements: 43 mm in diameter x 12 mm thick
- Strap measurements: 19 mm wide x 8 inches long
- Country of origin: Switzerland
- Model number: IW524205
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All measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from the listed dimensions.
Men's watch bands can be sized to fit 7.5-inch to 8.5-inch wrists.
This watch is powered by Manual Hand-Wound mechanical movement which means the winding of the spring occurs only when the wearer winds the watch. The watch must be wound every day in order for the watch to work properly. It is also important to adjust the time every few weeks as manual movement can gain or lose a few minutes per month.
Please note: This watch is not returnable if the security tag is removed.
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|Water Resistance Depth||30 Meters|
|Authenticity||100 Percent Authentic|
|Dial Window Material||Sapphire|
|Product Features||Water Resistant|
|Strap Width||19mm Strap|
|Dimensions||Case: 43 mm in diameter x 12 mm Thick; Strap: 19 mm Wide x 8 in. Long|
|Country of Origin||Switzerland|
The Minute Repeater complication is one of the most difficult mechanisms and thus expensive complications to be built in a watch. Developed to be able to tell time audibly without lumination or for the visually impaired back in 1676. It was a luxury back then, it is even more so today. It was for the wealthy then, it's for the wealthy now. If you are truly into the mechanics as these are not quartz battery powered (in case that was not apparent) and appreciate the finer craftsmanship then this is not as far fetched. By the way in the world of minute repeaters, this one is probably the most affordable, not to mention you could sell this 5 years down the line and recoup 80-90% of what you paid, keep it for 10 years then you probably get more than what you paid. Try that with a car!!Read More
Such a good deal I had to buy two. The basic leather strap, distinct lack of luxory features, and completly unrecognizable brand name make it very unlikely to be stolen by a petty criminal without an eye for true value. What most potential buyers also fail to percieve is that what this apparently flagrantly overpriced time piece lacks in tangible value (gold, diamonds, ect) it makes up for in another way. The "ICW Men's IW524205 Portuguese Minute Repeater White Gold Watch" actually has the astounding capability to literally REPEAT your MINUTES. Thats right, this quality time piece can extend your days by repeating miutes. Particularly useful in my frequent space flights, intercourse, and certianly just to bask in the glory of your well invested small fortune.Read More
so happy I waited for this watch to go on sale. Silly me, i almost bought it a day early and paid full price. Nope, not this guy. I'm what you'd call a bargain hunter. I know when I see a good price, and this certainly was a steal. I hope everyone else who bought it was as lucky as me. Can't afford my mortgage anymore, but **** my watch looks exquisite!Read More
I highly recommend this watch. One can't tell the difference between it and a cheap imitation leather band Timex. This is a good thing as it makes you comfortable to mingle with the lesser/common folk.Read More
While the sapphire crystal and quality leather strap will sustain the abuses of daily wear, one must always be conscious that the bezel is of gold. An 18kt bezel will inevitably show marks with daily use.Read More
Questions & Answers
The IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater Gold Luxury Watch is an outstanding synthesis of old and modern watchmaking technology. It’s movement is based on the original 98950-calibre hunter pocket watch movement of 1927. The sonorous minute repeating mechanism chimes out the hours, quarters and minutes on two finely tuned gongs.To me, the beauty of this watch is the depth of personality. From the surface it portrays the simplest of complications hours, minutes and seconds in a very classical layout. IWC’s commitment to the Portuguese lineage ensures the traits we continually find pleasing from the introduction of the model in 1936 are passed along to each generation – the sunken sub-second dial featuring engine-turned concentric circles and embossed Arabics topped with gold.
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