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IWC Ingenieur 666AD Hunt is Over!

  1. MikeMan2727

    MikeMan2727 Apr 30, 2019

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    I haven't seen too many recent threads about the IWC Ingenieur, so I wanted to share a recent arrival with you.

    I have been hunting for an IWC Ingeniuer for quite some time, but hadn't been able to find one in the condition I wanted. Most of the ones sold online either had very degraded dials or polished cases. Some were missing original crowns and the important internal iron movement cap. The others that were in nice condition were all priced very high.

    This one arrived yesterday and I am very happy. The sunburst dial has taken on a champagne patina that looks nice in the daylight. The case has not been polished and retains its original brushing on the sides. Importantly, the crown is original and the movement cap has not been lost.

    These wear great at 36.5mm with thick case and strong lugs. The history behind them is also fantastic: https://monochrome-watches.com/watchtime-wedesnday-history-iwc-ingenieur/

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    Changed to a better strap today:
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    I know @Tony C. and @Bill Sohne have shared their Ingenieurs before, but it would be great to see some again!
     
  2. Dan S

    Dan S Apr 30, 2019

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    Congrats on finding an Ingenieur that you like. This is also on my wish-list, especially if I can find a no-date.
     
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  3. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Apr 30, 2019

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    Congratulations, Mike! Very nice example.

    The ref. 666 cases may not sound particularly big at 36.5mm, but they are thick, and substantial on the wrist. And like all high-class, well-designed cases, they are particular pleasure when unpolished, not only because of the sharp edges, but also the contrasting finishes.

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  4. bigsom

    bigsom Apr 30, 2019

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    Beauty Mike, thanks for sharing it today. As @Tony C. says you really have to hold it in hand to appreciate the beautiful play of polished and brushed finishing especially in side profile. Patience has paid off!
     
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  5. shishy

    shishy Apr 30, 2019

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    Can't wait to see this one in person :) Congrats
     
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  6. David Schonert

    David Schonert Apr 30, 2019

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    Thanks for sharing. Beautiful watch and excellent condition, good find.
     
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  7. 77deluxe

    77deluxe Apr 30, 2019

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    Great watch. Perfect size, great lines, classic dial. Congrats.
     
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  8. ryanbk

    ryanbk May 1, 2019

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    Huge congrats, Mike, on landing a really nice 666 :thumbsup:
    These old ingenieurs are absolutely wonderful watches.
    You asked for some more... I currently have these two in my possession - 1. gen. ref 666 and 2. gen. ref. 866
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  9. bardamu

    bardamu May 1, 2019

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    What a wonderful watch, thanks for sharing!
     
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  10. Mods

    Mods I'm not really an ΩF mod but I play one on TV May 1, 2019

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    Wonderful watches and still “relatively” good value.

    I will share mine again :)

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  11. MikeMan2727

    MikeMan2727 May 1, 2019

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    I agree! I can definitely see the appeal of these continue to rise given the size and historical importance.

    Beautiful set @ryanbk! Is the BoR bracelet comfortable?

    Totally with you @Tony C. the finishing on the case is fantastic. Here's how it looks on my slightly hairier wrist:

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  12. maanu

    maanu May 2, 2019

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    Congratulations. It’s beautiful, wear in good health.
     
  13. Toishome

    Toishome May 2, 2019

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    Wow...Beautiful thick case ::love:: Congrats.
     
  14. ryanbk

    ryanbk May 2, 2019

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    Yes, I find it very comfortable indeed :thumbsup:
     
  15. mikeyluckett

    mikeyluckett Aug 2, 2019

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  16. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Aug 2, 2019

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    Your link does not lead to a specific watch. The references should be either 666A, or 666AD (for date).
     
  17. mikeyluckett

    mikeyluckett Aug 2, 2019

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    Ah, looks like it sold and the seller removed the chrono ad today! Damn! The hunt continues! Thanks Tony.
     
  18. cholack

    cholack Aug 4, 2019

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    Great one!
     
  19. maanu

    maanu Aug 6, 2019

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  20. cholack

    cholack Aug 6, 2019

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