Let’s start off with IWC Schaffhausen’s Ingenieur. Swiss made fake IWC are mostly known for their pilot’s watches, such as the famous Big Pilot or their ‘Mark’ series… But there’s much more to perfect replica IWC than just pilot’s watches, as the Ingenieur attests.
First introduced in 1955, the cheap fake IWC Ingenieur was one of the first anti-magnetic watches on the market – an invaluable tool for engineers or scientists. But it was later in 1976 when the AAA super clone IWC Ingenieur really became an icon, thanks to a total redesign by the legendary Gérald Genta.
In recent years, the best 1:1 replica IWC Ingenieur has fallen by the wayside somewhat – it hasn’t seen a major update in years so that probably doesn’t help. Yet it’s still an elegant and understated watch that perfectly splits the difference between sporty and dressy.
In fact, many watches in Swiss movement fake IWC’s back catalogue are grossly underrated. The Portofino doesn’t get nearly as much love as it deserves, nor does the Aquatimer, which is quietly one of the best dive watches on the market.