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Old 12th Jan 2008, 12:36
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One of these (NOT THE JAMES BOND MODEL!!!)...



Treated myself a few years back. I think it's cool that it's self-winding, all those tiny little parts doing their thing...always wanted one.

(And as far as the chinese lettering, it's the only photo I could find on google.....)
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Old 12th Jan 2008, 12:38
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breitling all the way!

I wear a cheap sekonda at work, don't want to damage the breitling on walk rounds etc - keep it for the pose factor in the pub! And NO - a big watch doesn't mean you are less well endowed.
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Old 12th Jan 2008, 13:53
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Breitling Airwolf

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Old 13th Jan 2008, 11:08
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Some great watches on here chaps, just tried to buy an original RAF Issue Helicopter Pilots watch but it sold for a fortune.
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Old 13th Jan 2008, 17:04
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Tissot-TOUCH. Rubber strap.
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Old 14th Jan 2008, 20:19
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Bought a nice Rolex in Bangkok for $50 =)
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Old 14th Jan 2008, 20:46
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if the watch fits!

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Old 14th Jan 2008, 21:33
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Citizen Wingman, "Blue Angels" model. The more information I have at hand without mental arithmetic reduces the chance I'll get a calculation wrong, & when you move between timezones & hemispheres regularly it can all get pretty confusing!! Having UTC displayed all the time is a bonus.
Disappointingly, a pretty girl has never told me how sexy my big watch is?!?!
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Old 15th Jan 2008, 23:14
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I've currently got a Breitling Emergency, lets hope I never have to use it!
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Old 15th Jan 2008, 23:30
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K77,

Food for thought on your Breitling Emergency:

1. IMHO opinion, you will be much better served in a real emergency with a purpose specific personal locator beacon such as the ACR or McMurdo,

2. In Feb 2009, the monitoring satellite system for 121.5 MHz emergency signals will be shut down; when this happens, your Breitling Emergency will be next to useless as an emergency beacon (unless Breitling offers an upgrade to a 406MHz COSPAS/SARSAT compatible transmitter).

EN48
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Old 15th Jan 2008, 23:36
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Don't worry, I didn't but the Emergency specifically for flying, i've had it for years and still love it..........it's a great talking point down the pub!!!!
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Old 15th Jan 2008, 23:48
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I have a big, shiny, Breitling Aviator type watch, worth well over a grand, given to me as a gift about four years ago. I wore it for about a fortnight and now it lives in my sock drawer.

I went back to wearing my own little Citizen Ecodrive Titanium, which cost 99 in a shop sale. Far more tasteful. It doesn't pull threads on my sleeve and anyway it makes my d**k look bigger. Only problem is, it always sets off the airport security alarms. So does the watch.
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Old 16th Jan 2008, 00:03
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ShyTorque,

I'm a bit of a watch collector, bet you'd rather have some money for it rather than it sitting in your sock drawer?????
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Old 16th Jan 2008, 00:22
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It sits there as a reminder of my last job. It's good to remember I finally quit
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After working a 6/3 day schedule for so long, any watch must tell the Day and Date. Next one will also give the month.

Black background with white numerals and hands.

Just bought a mechanical Oris in BKK. Titainium case with rubber strap for the tropics.

Why get mugged for wearing a Lolex?

Medium size, so at the pub I just talk about the cute way I get on and off.

Should we have a conference in Houston?

I will be there for the Goodrich Winch Conference and two days of Heli-Promo.

Chas A
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Old 16th Jan 2008, 02:24
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I have the latest version of the Luminox....great big numbers....big hands....white numbers on a black face....and I can see the hands (including the second hand) in the dark. (mind you I can't find my specs....thus it all looks like a weird glow at the end me arm!)

After popping the bezel off my Rolex GMT Master for the fourth time....at 336 USD a whack....the Luminox is a bargain at 242 USD. The luminox has a 60 minute bezel that will account for any flight I make now days as my personal pit stops have to occur less than one orbit of the bezel by the minute hand.
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Old 17th Jan 2008, 00:56
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BRASSMEUP - hear hear.
I bought a big shiny Tissot but inherited a real small pekka. Problem is that it takes so much blood to prime it that I am forever blacking out (R.Rude)
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Old 17th Jan 2008, 03:29
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Rolex GMT master for Utility work and a Casio Pathfinder for tours and charters....... I am a poor Helicopter Pilot Sir....
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Old 17th Jan 2008, 05:13
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Bert Baby,

Congratulations on finally admitting being a poor helicopter pilot.....now you agree with your check pilots!
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Old 20th Jan 2008, 03:16
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A fred flinstone sundial watch ... has never broken down !

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