Replica Watches with Swiss ETA Movement
Look at Replica IWC Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition TOP GUN as an example.
IWC Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition is powered by so called IWC Caliber 79230 automatic movement, which in essence is a modified version of ETA Valjoux 7750 workhorse movement and so can easily be replicated by taking and slightly modifying original ETA 7750 movement for use in replica watches or using an Asian ETA replica. If using a Swiss-Made ETA chronograph movement as the base for the watch clone you end up with a replica watch with original ETA movement that are called Swiss Replicas.Consequently, the lines are fuzzy when addressing the question of replica watch movement Japanese vs Swiss. Like Swiss watches with Japanese movements have mechanical movements, automatic movements or quartz movements manufactured in Japan. Watches tend toward having a higher reputation for having Swiss movements. But the Japanese movements continue to improve in quality. And have established themselves as rivals to Swiss movements. However, consider that many of these movements are created in China. And that is simply to model the Swiss or Japanese movement. Then any sense of rivaling is eliminated. The notion of replica watch movement Japanese vs Swiss becomes more semantic than syntactic.
Another option for sourcing replica watch ETA movement is to buy it from Asia where Chinese factories officially make Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 movement clones for both replica and genuine watches. If you wonder how could it be that they are made in legitimate factories out in the open than it is because the patents for the original movements have long expired and anybody is free to make a duplicate copy of the ETA 7750 or build upon it and improve it.
Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 is often used in complicated replicas as it is an excellent automatic chronograph movement ticking at 21600bph and ready to accommodate up to three sub-dials and a date wheel. In it’s other incarnations this ETA movement is better known as TAG Heuer Calibre 16.
IWC TOP GUN is placed in a black case like many other military style watches. It is protected by a ceramic with push pieces that are scratch resistant. The crown is of lightweight titanium material. The TOP GUN LOGO from the US Navy Fighter Weapons School can be found on the screw down titanium caseback.
The same lightweight titanium material is also used to make a watch’s operating elements. Black canvas can be found on the wrist strip of the chronograph watch. For a more secure attachment to the wrist, a tongue buckle is used.
The matte black is already full of tiny details consisting of information in the watch. However, the information is barely readable. It may be more readable to people who are used to reading rattrap ante chromos and general chronographs. Like many other IWC and Cartier ETA replica watches, it has two recessed chronograph sub-dials that are positioned beside the vertical axis of the watch. The totalizer at 6 o’clock counts hours while the one at 12 o’clock is used to count minutes. There is still a third sub-dial positioned at 9 o’clock and is used to point to the sub-subsidiary seconds. It is also used for two centrally located seconds hands.
The brand’s logo at the 3 o’clock spot is replaced by the date of apertures and “day of week.” Instead, the logo is already transferred to the 9 o’clock spot.
The luminous hands of the watch in diamond shapes and the white Arabic numerals make it even more legible to look at.
It is powered by Caliber 79230 automatic movement, a modified version of ETA Valjoux 7750 workhorse. This gives the watch more reliability and easy maintenance.
The watch can be used on a daily basis since it only gains or loses about 30 seconds every week. However, you should know how big this watch could look when worn by anybody’s wrist.
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