It was the era of Nirvana, Pierce Brosnan’s James Bond, and the iPod. The 1990s and early 2000s were also, in some ways, an interesting era for watch design. And because of this, these two decades are also ripe for the picking when it comes to neo-vintage AAA IWC replica watches that fly a little under the radar and yet offer exciting value propositions.
Replica IWC Mark XV ref. IW325301 Watches
The UK cheap fake IWC Mark XV watches, some would argue, is the last of the “true” Marks coming from International Watch Company Schaffhausen. Why is that, you ask? Because it shares the inherent design language of the original Mk 11. The baton hands, crisp font, and perfect 38mm case size make this an excellent GADA watch, just like the Seamaster above. In fact, I prefer the Swiss made replica IWC Mark XV watches to the new Mark XX!
With a robust ETA 2892-A2 movement featuring many upgraded components, this is a pilot’s watch with the pedigree of IWC, a perfect mid-sized case and proportions, and the best dial layout, I’d argue, of any of the Marks except, perhaps, the Mk 11.
The high quality copy IWC Mark XII watches (1994–1998) definitely has a strong fanbase, and people appreciate that it had a movement supplied by Jaeger-LeCoultre. I’ve handled Mark XVs, though, and there is something about the 38mm case that creates a more balanced dial than the 36mm case of the Mark XII. The Mark XV, while still relatively easy to find, is becoming rarer. It was produced from 1999 to 2005, with the IWC Mark XVI taking its place in 2006.
Fake IWC Pilot’s Chronograph ref. IW3706 Watches
Best IWC replica watches in the 1990s and early 2000s was on something of a roll, so another watch from the brand had to make this list. Like the Mark XV above, this reference provides a nice case size (39mm), baton hands, and crisp numerals. Then, of course, there’s the automatic chronograph movement, which brings greater functionality without impeding legibility.
This reference is readily available for reasonable prices (€3K–5K), and when you compare it to its more modern counterparts, I would argue that this older ’90s model has a lot to offer in terms of unique perfect IWC super clone watches design elements. For the price you pay, you get a watch with incredible quality, heritage, and looks. This model seems to be going up, so there’s no doubt that some people are catching on!