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IWC Ingenieur Laureus Sport for Good - a few months on...

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Here are my thoughts on the IWC Vintage Ingenieur Laureus Sport for Good Limited Edition after living with it for a few months.

 

The genuine article:

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The fifth in the Laureus limited edition series, The Ingenieur Automatic Edition Laureus Sport For Good Foundation in a stainless steel automatic wristwatch with a dial in an unmistakable shade of blue and limited to 1000 pieces. The gen is powered by the IWC-manufactured 80111 calibre with the Pellaton winding system and an integrated shock absorption system.

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The Rep:

This was first released on the 8th of December 2012 by the famous Noob factory. It features a sunburst blue dial like the original, along with a domed sapphire crystal and came in a choice of Asian ETA or Swiss Sellita SW2000 movements.

 

I went for the Asian ETA, which is I believe the well regarded seagul ST-2130 with pearlage decoration. This has performed well and is averaging +5s per day. The power reserve however appears shorter than 40hours but I have not checked it formally. ETA2824-2movementcloneSeagullST2130movement08_zps10ea04e4.png

 

The overall build quality and feel of the rep is absolutely superb. The dial is beautiful, the crown and tube are solid with the threads on the inside as per the original, the caseback is almost flawless.

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There are possibly a few areas for improvement, and these are very small.

 

1) The lume is poor, but this is apparently the case on the gen too.

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2) The date-wheel is not 100% central on all dates. Some are better than others.

3) The crystal is not very domed. I am unsure if the gen is more so.

4) The rep strap is only adequate, but not terrible.

 

I think this watch is flying under the radar somewhat. It is incredibly high quality and accurate. For a first version they really nailed it. Looking at some gen pics, there may be slightly more volume to the lume dots, but it's minor... It looks like they pretty much nailed a difficult dial.

 

Gen Pic:

The lume dots look slightly thicker

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The crystal does look a bit more domed here

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Here are some more pics...it now sits on a watchboys gen gator strap.

 

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Thanks for looking! I would highly recommend this watch.

Edited by watchman12345

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Amit

They should make a IWC Vintage Ingenieur Laureus Sport for Children Who Don't Read Good Edition.

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yawn

i bought a gen strap and i have to say the rep strap is adequate.

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Black Diamond

Nice review. I have been looking for a nice dress watch for my wedding and this looks to be a strong contender :D

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graman

Bloody gorgeous!

 

I love the laureus, and I love the black.

 

Brilliant.

 

Wear it well mate...and thanks for sharing!

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Member X

These are nice, thanks for the update now you've had time to test if for a decent amount of time :)

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Soldie

My favorite. I keep staring at the dial. It is hypnotic. Move this to IWC Reviews?

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WhiteChocolateJr

Fantastic watch! Which TD did you order it from?

 

I'm ready to pull the trigger on the exact same creature today.

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greg_r

very very pretty watch... Love it!

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bklynboy

wish list item

especially like your strap choice

what TD did you use?

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Henry J. Miller

Spot on review. Thank you. A very well done piece.

This is the only rep, so far, that my wife has approved of.

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diplosa

Yummie. I like it a lot.

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746_heuer

Don't confuse a seagull st21 with standard asian etas, the seagull clone is way better finished and even more reliable than the asian eta most factories use, made by hangzhou. I'm surprised to see the Seagull clone in a rep, since it's a bit more expensive. I have the same problem with date not always centered in the window with my submariner with st21.

Super rep in any case. Congrats

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parisianshut

They should make a IWC Vintage Ingenieur Laureus Sport for Children Who Don't Read Good Edition.

 

best comment ever !! i could die right now.

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arancini

Don't mind that IWC at all.

 

Very elegant and classic.

 

Congrats.

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JohnPilot

Great watch. Love the blue.

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yawn

I recently found my ingenieur sec hand bending downward, anyone has same issue?

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elconquistador

Pretty sure that is the case on all gen IWC.

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watchman12345

Yep, to avoid the error of parallax. Google it if your interested!

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spiltyu

Lovely watch mate! I have been looking for a nice dress watch and this one is on my list. I am hesitating between this one and a Breitling Transocean.

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WhiteChocolateJr

Get the ingy. It's nice--and Iwc is a li'l bit more suave than a transocean.

 

Sent from my TOASTER OVEN using Tapatalk 2

 

 

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not_finbar

Just ordered one of these from MR - can't wait!

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spiltyu

Get the ingy. It's nice--and Iwc is a li'l bit more suave than a transocean.

 

Sent from my TOASTER OVEN using Tapatalk 2

 

Thanks for the advice. Will see... still hesitating :)

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Mappe

I saw a gen ingy and what I noticed was that the front glass was really glowing. I think it was because front glass is a bit domed.

 

Have anyone seen the rep front glass and seen if it is domed?

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