NWA - IWC Big Pilot - Any more enthusiasts?

Having the IWC Mark XVIII Petit Prince as 1 of my absolute favorite watches, with that fantastic blue dial combined with that great comfortable bracelet, I have always wondered how this watch could be even better......and better for me would mean only 2 things, a little larger (it is a Flieger after all that is supposed to be big) and without a date window to maintain symmetry.

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So finally last week I pulled the trigger and bought the Big Pilot 43 in the same blue (online purchase, without trying it before).

And wow, it fits just perfectly on my "only" 7 inch wrist, and now after 4 days of wearing it, I can say that even though it is a chunky monkey, it wears super comfortably, I don't even notice it on my wrist weight wise.....it looks truly amazing and that big onion crown is a great bonus.

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And now I start wondering....how would the Big Pilot 46 sit on my wrist? ´Cause for me, the Big Pilot 5002 has always been the coolest watch ever made, but I never even considered it ´cause I was always convinced that it is just too big, like unwearable.....but I also thought that of the Big Pilot 43.

So, are there any crunchers out there that are rocking the Big Pilot 46 with a more"modest" wrist"? If so, some pictures to share would be great.

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It's one of my favorites. Just a bit too big for my collection, but I get crazy excited when I see any of the IWC Pilots in the wild

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I’m a thin-wristed guy, so basically I’m sized out from IWC.

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I tried a few couple weeks back at the AD and I wa pleasantly surprised they were comfortable … well I have 7.25-7.5 wrist though…but I went with Mark xx for my first IWC…

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TekindusT

I’m a thin-wristed guy, so basically I’m sized out from IWC.

I have a 6.5” wrist and the Mark XX feels perfect - the lugs are a little more compact than the earlier editions. If you like the look it’s at least worth trying on at the AD.

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Very nice, and the cat is beautyful too 👍

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No one makes pilot watches like IWC

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Nice choice 😉

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I am a STOWA fan.

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AxelinhO

Nice choice 😉

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👍 have you considered brushing the polished center links on the bracelet? I did that on my Mark XVIII bracelet, because I found it a bit too shiny.......all brushed looks amazing now, I prefer it........I am going to wait another week to give it a thought (cause there is no going back once it is brushed)....but for now I think I will brush them also on the big pilot

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smuglianka

Very nice, and the cat is beautyful too 👍

thanks, I´ll forward the flowers to the cat 😎