I'll admit it wears smaller than I was hoping, although I'm sure the bracelet is different. The dial has tons of visual interest, especially in this blue sunray configuration. Of course, there are the now-recognizable IWC numerals, but the 36 also features a stepped dial design that adds a lot of allure to replica watches the rather small canvas. From a product and price point of view, the 36mm Pilot's Watch is sparse in the best places. If you're looking for a simplified dial layout, you can get it here. If you're not interested in the ornate aircraft engravings found on most IWC Replica casebacks, this one is clean, blank, and ready to be engraved (in fact, IWC encourages it).
In terms of the movement, the watch features the caliber 35111 (Sellita base), dubbed Caliber 35111 by the brand, which offers everything you would ever need from a watch like this – or any watch for that matter. The case is even reinforced with a soft-iron inner cage to shield the movement from magnetic fields. The leather strap comes with a double folding clasp that's easy to navigate and size. So we know this is the cheapest IWC, but does it represent real value? Well, if we look at Tudor, we still find the Black Bay range with ETA movements, priced at just over $2,500. Granted, these watches don't carry the same kind of heritage as these IWC - but is the heritage worth the nearly $2,000 difference? You tell me. I think IWC watches are generally underestimated. It is a brand with a particular aesthetic, cared for and combined with quality products. You never pick up an IWC and think badly about the build quality.
The IWC Replica Pilot's Watch 36 has a beautifully finished (both polished and brushed) compact case, an iconic dial design, and a seemingly hidden iwc replica connection to a historically significant watch of yore. After spending some time with it, I've come to the conclusion that it's not just a worthy entry into the IWC fold, but a watch for connoisseurs. The low price is just an added bonus.