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After strawling the web for more similar Ingenieur models from the years long gone, Dimer found this 1966 Ingenieur which is more like the new Vintage Collection Ingenieur. This model, with caliber 8531 movement that also includes the Pellaton winding system of course, replica breitling Blackbird watches is a much better fit and should have been used as IWCs true source of inspiration for their 2008 novelty.Although IWC made up a nice story using the wrong reference, the Ingenieur remains a terrific anti-magnetic watch. Since these Ingenieur models arent appreciated by the masses, you can find them fairly well and nicely priced in the 2nd hand market. In my opinion, its undeserved that the Ingenieur line-up is so underrated. My guess is that the design of these models arent as catchy as the Porugieser line-up of watches Dimer did a similar write up in Dutch for the replica a lange soh replica chopard Mille Miglia Rubber Strap watches DeZinvanLuxe watch portal. I used his pictures and article as a source for this blog post. Please visit his article for some more pictures of vintage models and catalogues.