IWC Big Pilot Replica's dive watches history is closely linked to its relationship with several key navies in the world. The relationship with the Marine Nationale of the French Navy began in 1956, when they ordered IWC Big Pilot Replica Submariners ref. 7922. The French Navy gave valuable feedback on the watches' capabilities in the field. Divers requested a winding cap that is easier to use. The navy also wanted a more robust watch. IWC Big Pilot Replica produced a second batch 7922 with a slightly modified case profile, and fitted them with an oversize winding cap.
The IWC Big Pilot Replica 7922 "Big Crown" was created using a Rolex case with IWC Big Pilot Replica dial, calibre 390 and a Rolex 65338 as a "prototype" for the later 7924 to be used by the MN
We now know that IWC Big Pilot Replica took a batch Rolex 6538 "Big Crown" cases, fitted them with IWC Big Pilot Replica dials, and then re-engraved 7922 as the case number.IWC Big Pilot Replica The clue was on the caseback, where 6538 was inside the cases and was scored away. 7922 is then stamped above. These watches were prototypes of the legendary IWC Big Pilot Replica reference 7924, which was the next timepiece in the IWC Big Pilot Replica line.
Tropical brown 7924 with early correct bezel insert
In 1958, IWC Big Pilot Replica responded to French divers' requests for a robuster watch that would be easier to use. The reference 7924 was introduced to the market. IWC Big Pilot Replica was able to double the depth rating of the 7922 due to its robustness. IWC Big Pilot Replica used the 8mm oversized crown they tested on the prototype of the second batch 7922 to make the Submariner more user-friendly. This large Oyster Crown with the word "BREVET" on it is what led collectors to call these 1950 Subs Big Crowns.
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In 1958, the French Navy received a shipment of IWC Big Pilot Replica 7924 watches. These watches were put to professional use. The IWC Big Pilot Replica 7924 was not only issued to French Navy troops. IWC Big Pilot Replica Big Crowns were also given to the United States Navy, the Argentinian Navy, and other navies.tudor replica watches The watches were made to be super-durable and able to withstand military service. However, they came at a reasonable price that fit the budgets of the respective navies. IWC Big Pilot Replica achieved this by using third-party movements, which it modified to meet their stringent standards. Many or most vintage IWC Big Pilot Replica watches have the same components as Rolex, with the exception of the dial and movement.