Just few days a go we were on hot topic of what's "homage" and what not. Which let me think of Avitor/Pilot style type of watches.
How far can we trace the design features origin of pilot watches? The pointing up triangle with two dots, the rivet strap, the big crown...etc. Many people today when think of pilot watch design and they associate with IWC but I really don't think own most of the design features. They sure have made pilot watch popular again. As for pilot watches, to educate me or many others, what IWC does is absolutely original and what are stuff they should not entitle as "IWC design".