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Old 4th Apr 2008, 17:50
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Hey Check out Check out "model history"
I have the third model in on the top display, had it for a long time and it always served me well.
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Old 4th Apr 2008, 17:55
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no digital, just rotate the outer scale simple!
There is a watch on that website that can 3-4 time zones

1. Your local time zone on the outer
2. GMT/UTC one the inner
3. the other two dials have destination 1 and 2

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Old 4th Apr 2008, 21:50
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The AIRMAN was designed by Glycine 54 years ago with the help of US Military and Airline Pilots.
The AIRMAN is the easiest watch to read time in 24:00 hours, in two time-zones. You do not have to reset the hands each time you fly into a different time-zone; set inside dial to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) and use the rotating bezel for local time.

All watches are Swiss made with luminous dials and hands for night read-out. They are accurate to 1 minute a year and come with a 3 year battery and a one year 100% guaranty.
Because of the 24-hour dials, our watches can also be used as a Compass; point the hour hand in the direction of the sun and find North at 24:00
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Old 5th Apr 2008, 22:03
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I just bought one of these a month ago, seven years ago I bought an Aerospace, both times my wife (the same one) asked me for a separation..... maybe these Breitlings are not so bad after all.....

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Old 6th Apr 2008, 01:04
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I have tried the same for years but she would not leave me.
So, two years ago went out and bought an aeroplane to suit my watch!

And i have a nice collection of watches too
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Old 7th Apr 2008, 10:15
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Heavy duty and powered by the now rare Lemania 5100 movement:
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Old 10th Apr 2008, 13:06
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The best watch I have ever used in the cockpit (FW & RW) is the Suunto Advizor. Very accurate, huge digits, 2 time zones, stopwatch (several hours), countdown timer, compass, altimeter, barometer, temperature, and excellent backlight, PLUS Polar Heart Rate Monitor!!. Able to change time quickly (if you traverse zones) by changing the hours and/or minutes up or down.

Very light, water resistant, user changeable battery comes in different colours/materials and affordable. And when you get to your destination you can wear it running instead of going straight for a beer!

However, it may be now be superseded. But I am sure they have a worthy replacement (or get one on eBay).

PS the best altimeter-style watch is by Revue Thommen. They actually make aircraft altimeters.
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Old 11th Apr 2008, 10:30
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Hi guys, i have a chase-durer pilot commander XVI - very good watch.
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Old 11th Apr 2008, 11:32
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Im very happy with my once MOD issue Seiko pilots watch. Its uncomplicated and easy to read at a quick glance thanks to the large numbers.
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Old 15th Apr 2008, 07:23
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RAF Seiko G10

Infra boy is spot on, had my RAF nav watch since 1988, a dent in the side from Moortrek, two batteries and one service since, and it's still as reliable and as functional as ever.

But ....If only the rest of the flying kit was the same.
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Old 16th Apr 2008, 01:26
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Rolex GMT Master II.

Wanted one for years, although it ended up being a present to myself when I made the move to the left seat.

Simple design, well engineered and made, last forever and most importantly doesn't set the damn metal detectors off.
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Old 16th Apr 2008, 06:34
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At the risk of repeating myself....

A good pilot's watch contains the following:

A clean, high contrast face with all numerals and date showing. Non-reflective and non-polarised. (Especially if you are wearing polarised lenses!)

Good size difference between hour and minute and a clearly marked second hand.

Tritium markings on all points. Or high quality luminosity.

A hand to mark out the hour in Zulu time.

An alarm that could wake the dead.

No stopwatch, no slide rule, no compass, no baro, no altimeter.

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Old 16th Apr 2008, 08:31
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Personally, I have a Omega Seamaster, no alarm, but very big and easy to see.
Now if I had the money an Rolex Oyster would be my choice
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Old 16th Apr 2008, 15:52
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sometimes examiners have found that a pilots abilities may vary inversionally proportional to the size of his watch
My watch is really tiny
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Old 17th Apr 2008, 15:28
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in that case i don't have a watch
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Old 19th Apr 2008, 00:32
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Sometimes a picture says more than words...

Omega 300m Chrono Diver.
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Old 19th Apr 2008, 19:39
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Just a touch too 'fussy' for me.

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Old 21st Apr 2008, 00:52
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I have a Citizen Navihawk and love it. Even though I love the watch and am happy with it, I feel it lacks some things:

1) A second hand;
2) Luminescent hands and numbers, and;
3) A back light

If those things were added it would be a perfect watch.
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Old 21st Apr 2008, 16:51
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Big watch big cheque

I had a mickey mouse watch given to me by her majesty on joining the RAF. No stopwatch just two big hands. No stopwatch on prop plane I was flying. When I went gp1 at Valley I got a sieko with stopwatch. Plane was full of watches. Figure that?!
When I left the airfarce I was the lucky one that kept my watch but became fixated with buying more.
Now I have several watches including Omega Breitlings x2, Fortis, Rolex & Panerai. I also have several Nike sports watches. I have one favorite that I wear through thick and thin...
however the only use I have for the chronographs on each of these watches is to time my eggs to perfection. And boy do I do a great dippy egg!
ps I am now married so no more watches for me!
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Old 22nd Apr 2008, 00:34
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... guess I'll just have to keep feeling inadequate ... when working in Jo'burg some years ago I bought a cheapie watch in the local market for the equivalent of a dollar or so ... doesn't lose more than a second every umpteen months, is easy to read .. and, if I lose it, I don't have a heart attack thinking about the replacement cost ...

Cost of replacing the battery every now and again is a bit steep, though, by comparison.

So I'm a dyed in the wool luddite .. I can live with that.
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