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    Best/cheaper alternative to IWC Big Pilot....

    Just as the title suggests, thoughts?

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    Re: Best/cheaper alternative to IWC Big Pilot....

    There are plenty of B-Uhr manufacturers to choose from.. Stowa and Laco are the most popular, or consider Steinhart or Archimede as a cheaper alternative.

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    Re: Best/cheaper alternative to IWC Big Pilot....

    IWC Pilot Mark XVII
    5mm smaller, but half the price of the Big Pilot.

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    Re: Best/cheaper alternative to IWC Big Pilot....

    Revue Thommen, Davosa, Aristo and Fortis have the pilot models as well...

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    Re: Best/cheaper alternative to IWC Big Pilot....

    Hamilton has a couple as well, Khaki Pilot and Khaki Field Officer.




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    Re: Best/cheaper alternative to IWC Big Pilot....

    Alpina pilot watches inhouse movement for around 3.5k
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    Re: Best/cheaper alternative to IWC Big Pilot....

    Have a look at the tourby big pilot. Handmade in Germany, not china, and finished to your specs. Missing the 7 days power reserve though. But well priced for the level of finishing.
    Caveat. I havent had a hands on with one but there are reviews you can google

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    Re: Best/cheaper alternative to IWC Big Pilot....

    Cheapest decent alternative is the Maratac Pilot IMO. But its not easy to get one since they seem to be sold out until further notice. Going up in price, there are other options like Archimede etc.

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