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Old 25th Apr 2011, 15:09
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I started off with a Breitling Aerospace Professional which is a pretty simple yet aviation-like looking watch with an affordable price tag.

Sold off the Breitling a year ago when I made Senior FO and bought an Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 40th anniversay edition. I love this watch and the moonwalk history it has

Resultat av Googles bildsökning efter http://www.men-access.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/omega-speedmaster-moon-apollo-11-special-edition-40th-anniversary.jpg

as a pilot you MUST have a show-off watch, it goes with the attitude :P

cheers !
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Old 25th Apr 2011, 16:04
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What an interesting read this thread has been. I'm not a helichopper pilot - or any sort of pilot come to that. Until last February I wore the only watch that I owned which was/is an Omega "Dynamic" that I bought when I lived in Gibraltar in 1969 for £15:12/6d. It started keeping crazy time and an Omega specialist who the watch was returned to stated that basically for a manual wind watch it's had it's life. So I bought another. An Omega "Dynamic" chronometer. Automatic and keeps cracking time. £820 and hopefully it'll do for another forty years which means that it'll see me out.

It's a watch, it shows the time.
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Old 25th Apr 2011, 16:15
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It's not about the one you have, it's the one you covet. Been through the Breitlings, GMT's, etc. My next one will be a Citizen Satellite Wave. For pilots only.


YouTube - CITIZEN x APPLESEED XIII


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Old 25th Apr 2011, 18:27
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seiko automatic diver skx007 with oyster bracelet. if i could get what USA contractor pilots get paid i would buy Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 42mm. I just love diver watches, if you run out of bullets you can use them as weapon :-)
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Old 25th Apr 2011, 19:05
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Thats what i wear, but i am not from the good ole US of A
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good taste
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Old 25th Apr 2011, 21:22
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Mine's highly unusual... it's round and has two pointers and... it tells the time!

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Old 26th Apr 2011, 07:08
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One with bigger digits, so I don't have to wear optical ashtrays
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Old 26th Apr 2011, 13:36
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The wife gave me this which I really like - it's not so big that it gets in the way.

Tag Heuer Watches & Tag Heuer Watch, WK1113.BA0311, TAG-WK1113.BA0311 at WorldofWatches.com

I also have one of these, but don't really wear it:

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Radio Controlled CB0030-56E CB0030-56 Titanium Men's Watch

If I had the cash I would love one of these:

BALL Watch Mechanical Timepieces: Swiss Made, American Owned

But I don't have the cash, so I just look at the website.
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Old 13th Jul 2012, 13:10
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Thumbs up

I´m wearing my Rolex Submariner Date, i bought it in 2002. I use to wear sometimes a Breitling Emergency grey dial or Rolex Explorer 1 from 1970s..... love it.

I hate pilots wearing Mickey Mouse watches, white socks etc..... hate low cost aviation and low cost pilots image.......
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Old 13th Jul 2012, 13:22
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If I had the cash I would love one of these:

BALL Watch Mechanical Timepieces: Swiss Made, American Owned

But I don't have the cash, so I just look at the website.
Ball watches are awesome.

I've been lusting for one for years. Someday...

Nothing beats the luminosity of real tritium.
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Old 13th Jul 2012, 13:29
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I rarely look at a watch when I'm flying, but I did want a nice clear analogue timepiece on the panel.

Saw this advertised in Flyer and bought one.

Adriatica Watches Official Website

Only £100, excellent quality, very pleased.
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Old 13th Jul 2012, 17:17
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go SWISS

Quite surprising how many Breitling fans are posting....

I absolutely love the Bell & Ross aviator line.... also Fortis makes beautiful aviator watches and not as expensive as Breitling and way less flashy.

Bell & Ross Official Site
FORTIS Swiss Watches
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Old 13th Jul 2012, 18:59
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Tag Heuer 530.306 K

Rare and out of production since 2003 but mine is 17 years old and looks OK.

Whizz wheel and cheaper than a Breitling!

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Luminox air collection

Have any of you worn Luminox's air collection watches? If so please share with us a review. I tried the F-35 lightening model the other day in a store and found it to be too bulky, inelegant and hard to read time from, except when in "night view" conditions! The night vision tubes are definitely a plus. Price ranges anywhere from $1200 to $1650 (USD).

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Old 19th Mar 2013, 14:05
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BALL WATCH Watches - Ball Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Glow - DM2036A-SCA-BK

With blue dial. Have to love an automatic chronometer
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Breitling Navitimer with black leather bracelet
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Old 19th Mar 2013, 16:34
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It gets stolen....well who would steal the thing?

It gets broken....buy another one for less than half a Saw Buck!

Weak eyes.....no problem!

Cost savings over a Rolex or Breitling.....goes a long ways towards Booze and Broads!

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Old 19th Mar 2013, 18:58
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Been flying FW and helo for a very long time. Some things I have learned:
1. A wrist watch is not the most useful time instrument for in flight use. Panel mount for me, please.
2. Have tried a wide range of watches over the years including Rolex, Fortis, and Oris. Mechanical watches are a pain, IMHO. Must be wound, set etc frequently especially if you dont use them daily. All of my higher end mechanical watches have required repair early in their life. Also, generally not as accurate as an electronic watch.
3. All of the buttons and dials are a waste for aviation - too hard to use and read in flight. OK as babe bait, however.
4. My vote goes to the Citizen Eco Drive for most useful, most trouble free for aviation use. This one in particular: Citizen Watch Company Can be had for around $125 if you shop around. Claimed to run for 20 years or more, with no need to change batteries. Cant verify that yet as the two I have only have 7 and 12 years on them respectively (with no problems of any kind).

In the end its a personal choice: value, useability and reliability more important to me than style.
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Old 19th Mar 2013, 21:15
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MICKEY

Oh dear .... I was about to post a pic of my gold Seiko 'Micky Mouse' automatic watch. But don't like getting shot down. Strictly limited edition tho' ... each one numbered. Mine being 2,345,670. So its back to the Sekundo. Take care all. DRK
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