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Old 19th Dec 2011, 17:05   #98 (permalink)
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hertfordshire
Posts: 31
Christopher Ward

My watch is a Christopher Ward, think the model is Pilot Mark II. It's an automatic ie needs no battery and I've had it about nine months.

I bought it not specifically to fly with but because a watch expert friend recommended them as great quality timepieces for the price with a Swiss movement that is also used in much higher-priced models. I'm delighted with it. I'm told it will last a lifetime if the working parts are oiled every four years and it's not dropped from a great height!

The only flying consideration I had when buying it was that the dial is clear of clutter and easily read in the air. The design is based on the old WWII watches and the IWC Big Pilot Watches so it fits the bill as a pilot's watch without shouting about my passion for aviation.

As it's my only watch I do wear it for flying - which for me is strictly VFR in old aeroplanes. I also carry a cheap kitchen timer strapped to my kneeboard as a back-up stopwatch.

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