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    Confused IWC Spitfire Chronograph or Le Petit Prince Chronograph

    About to pull trigger on my first IWC Chronograph and my go-to AD that I'm close with just got these beauties this week. They are offering me really good prices on these as well, nice margins below retail.

    I like all 3, so I can't follow my heart here since it can't decide, lol
    Which one is more preferable? maybe some of the IWC veterans or IWC enthusiasts can help me here.

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    Re: IWC Spitfire Chronograph or Le Petit Prince Chronograph

    If it were me, I’d go with basic Mark XVIII on bracelet (black dial). If going chronograph, I’d go for the classic black dial.
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    Re: IWC Spitfire Chronograph or Le Petit Prince Chronograph

    Of those three, I’d go with the LPP on the bracelet. Much cheaper to add the strap later.


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    Re: IWC Spitfire Chronograph or Le Petit Prince Chronograph

    I’d say it depends on your collection. The bronze is nice if you don’t have anything other than SS.

    If your just comparing these three, the LPP on strap is an amazing combo. Get it on bracelet, but order the strap.


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    Re: IWC Spitfire Chronograph or Le Petit Prince Chronograph

    Good choice, maybe I should do that.

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    Re: IWC Spitfire Chronograph or Le Petit Prince Chronograph

    That seems to be a popular choice

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    Re: IWC Spitfire Chronograph or Le Petit Prince Chronograph

    Another vote on the LPP with bracelet.

    The craftsmanship is remarkable.


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    Re: IWC Spitfire Chronograph or Le Petit Prince Chronograph

    "Below retail prices" means the watches are grey market and you won't benefit from the IWC warranty. Beside that, the Spitfire offers more choices for case materials and dial colours. Also, an important factor, at least for me, is the movement: Sellita based for the LPP vs. In house for the Spitfire.


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    Re: IWC Spitfire Chronograph or Le Petit Prince Chronograph

    Quote Originally Posted by Valdus View Post
    "Below retail prices" means the watches are grey market and you won't benefit from the IWC warranty. Beside that, the Spitfire offers more choices for case materials and dial colours. Also, an important factor, at least for me, is the movement: Sellita based for the LPP vs. In house for the Spitfire.


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    I got my LPP for way below MSRP from a "gray-ish" dealer on a certain app-based marketplace. Came with a stamped warranty card and I registered it online with IWC just fine (gave me the three extra years of warranty for letting them spam me as well).

    Anyway, I went with the 37714 (blue dial, brown strap)...IWCs on bracelets just seems kinda weird to me. Sorta like Panerai. Blue dial/brown strap is a perfect business casual/dressy casual watch IMHO.

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    Re: IWC Spitfire Chronograph or Le Petit Prince Chronograph

    Quote Originally Posted by mitc5502 View Post
    I got my LPP for way below MSRP from a "gray-ish" dealer on a certain app-based marketplace. Came with a stamped warranty card and I registered it online with IWC just fine (gave me the three extra years of warranty for letting them spam me as well).

    Anyway, I went with the 37714 (blue dial, brown strap)...IWCs on bracelets just seems kinda weird to me. Sorta like Panerai. Blue dial/brown strap is a perfect business casual/dressy casual watch IMHO.
    Good for you! Would you mind disclosing your source via PM?
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