I've been browsing this wonderful forum for some time and would appreciate some help choosing between watches.
I'm 22 and will graduate at the end of this year, before starting work at a leading investment bank. I've worked hard and want to buy myself something special to celebrate the completion of my studies.
I'm currently looking at these two watches, both of which I think are absolutely gorgeous and sell for a similar price.
To my understanding, the IWC uses an eta movement (with their in-house Portuguese movements being more expensive) while the JLC is in-house. While my impression is that this isn't a make-or-break factor, the JLC does seem relatively good value? Other than this, my main attraction to the JLC is that it is considerably slimmer and also has a sapphire glass back.
Other than that, I'm tall, athletic and have relatively large wrists (7.5 inches).
I'll be trying both on, but I'd appreciate anyone's input regarding the aesthetics, quality, the movement used, suitability for work dress etc.
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