IWC Pilot’s Flieger Chronograph IW370603

Item Number: IWC016

¥19,621.48 CNY

IWCのメカニカルフリーガークロノグラフ IWC370603。2000年代製。

マットなブラックダイアルにペンシルハンド、ホワイトのアラビア数字インデックスとミリタリー感の溢れる1本。

表示価格は税込み

Brand: IWC
Model: Flieger Chronograph
Ref: IW370603
Serial: 278xxxx
Year: 2000s
Movement: Automatic Cal.7922
Case: 39mm
Material: Stainless Steel
Lug Width: 20mm
Includes: Leather Bracelet (FLUCO Made in Germany),Genuine Buckle,Guarantee Card, Inner Box(Damaged)

【Description】

「フリーガー」とはドイツ語で「パイロット」を意味します。

航空機のコックピットでも帯磁しないよう裏蓋の中に軟鉄製インナーケースに特殊金属を使用しているのが大きな特徴。

このフリーガークロノグラフ Ref.3706は1994年に登場し、末尾の03はレザーベルトタイプを意味しています。(ステンレスブレスレットのモデルはIW370607という品番)

ケースサイズは39mmとパイロットクロノグラフとしては小ぶりで、非常に良いサイズ感です。

インナーケースの分もあり、厚みは15mmとやや厚さを感じますが、実は横から見るとラグにかけて腕に沿うようにシェイプしているんです。

そのため、腕に乗っているという感じでは無く装着している感がありますね。

リューズは当時の防水ケースを示す、魚マークのリューズ。

文字盤はマットなブラックダイアルにホワイトのアラビアインデックス、ペンシルハンドとミリタリー感のあるデザイン。

針、文字盤の夜光塗料はルミノバのタイプですので00年代の時計と推測されます。

ムーブメントはValjoux(バルジュー)7750をベースにしたCal.7922を搭載。

金メッキの仕上げが施され、ネジはブルースティールと見えない部分ながら非常にこだわりを感じます。

余談ですが、90年代後半から00年代前半、この時計の新品販売価格は30万円近辺でした。

当時、ロレックスのサブマリーナ ノンデイト 14060MやGMTマスター2 16710のペプシベゼルもほぼ同じ価格で販売されていました。

現在の価格はかなり開きがあるものの、時計自体のクォリティとしてはロレックスのスポーツモデルと肩を並べるような存在であったということは知っておいて損は無し。

同年代のロレックスはご存知の通りの価格ですが、オメガのスピードマスターなど、人気が高まっているモデルもあります。

ポストヴィンテージとも言われることもあるこの年代の時計は、比較的小さいサイズ感、ヴィンテージの面影を残すデザイン、耐衝撃などの面でヴィンテージよりも心配が少ないことから初めての方には非常におすすめです。

FULUCOの茶色のレザーベルト、純正の尾錠が付属します。

この革ベルト、あまり馴染みのないブランドかもしれませんが肉厚でとても質感が良く高級感がめちゃめちゃあります。

NATOストラップやオリーブグリーンのベルトに変えてミリタリーっぽくするのも良いですね。

(NATOに変えた写真はこちら)

【Warranty】

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オーバーホール後、1年保証となります。

オーバーホールの作業内容についてはこちらをご覧下さい。


【Description】

The word “Flieger” means “pilot” in German.

It has a soft-iron inner case in the back that is made of a special metal to prevent it from being magnetized in the cockpit of an aircraft.

The Flieger Chronograph Ref. 3706 was introduced in 1994, and the “03” at the end of the name refers to the leather-belt version. (The model with the stainless steel bracelet is number IW370607.)

The case size is 39mm, which is small for a pilot’s chronograph and a very good size.

Due to the inner case, it is a little bit thicker at 15mm, but when you look at it from the side, it is shaped to follow your arm with the lugs.

Therefore, you can feel like wearing it rather than riding on your arm.

The crown is a fish-marked crown, indicating the water-resistant case of the time.

The dial is designed with a matte black dial with white Arabic hour marker, pencil hands.

The luminous paint on the hands and the dial is of the Luminova type, so it is assumed to be a watch from the 00s.

The movement is equipped with Cal.7922 based on Valjoux 7750.

The finish of gold plating is given, and the screws are made of blue steel and very particular about the part that cannot be seen.

As a side note, in the late 90’s and early 00’s, this watch sold for around 300,000 yen as brand new.

At the time, the Rolex Submariner Non-Date 14060M and GMT Master 2 16710 with Pepsi bezel also sold for about the same price.

While the prices today are quite a bit different, it should be noted that the watches themselves were on par with Rolex sports models in terms of quality.

Rolexes of the same age are priced as you know, but there are some models, such as the Omega Speedmaster, that are growing in popularity.

Sometimes referred to as post-vintage, watches of this era are highly recommended for first-time wearers because of their relatively small size, their vintage look, and the fact that they are less worrisome than vintage watches in terms of shock resistance.

【Warranty】

The watch would be completely serviced by our watchmaker after your order.
It takes about 4 weeks to complete. It comes with 1-year warranty.

[Payment Method]
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.

[Delivery]
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.

Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.

[Custom Duty]
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)

We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.

If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
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These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.

[Return]
We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.


About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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