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Old 28th Dec 2008, 17:11
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My watch says it's a "Citizen Eco Drive". It's got one needle for the hours, one for the minutes and even one for the seconds. Ohhh and yes it does have a timer function as well.
In our MEL it says that the Davtron on board has to be functional or the pilot has to have an operable watch It doesn't say that it has to be a watch being more valuable than his car....
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Old 28th Dec 2008, 19:05
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I personally do not feel the need to have a watch--I am required to carry a cellphone which has a clock on it. But seeing as most people feel the need to impress--why not cut right to the chase.

This may be the one posted by Ken Wallis earlier---link is now dead.

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Old 29th Dec 2008, 00:48
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That was uncalled for
Wife read it and now she is on my back for a new watch.
What to do?????

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With your choice of watches for various activities....do you wear a Timex while having conjugal relations?"
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Old 29th Dec 2008, 04:07
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lateness/earliness is someone else's problem not mine
Have you ever noticed that those who are late are normally happier than those who are waiting for them? Hmmmm.. very philosophical...
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Old 29th Dec 2008, 09:57
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Watches

Every day watch is a Seiko military chrono with green fabric strap ( where can I get a new one?). Silly date window BTW - who the hell can read that?

I also wear a U-Boat for display flying, simply because it has an enormous face and I can mark it with chinagraph for my slot times.

Following the earlier assertions I therefore have a teeny peeny because, in my 50's, my eyesight aint what it used to be...? No complaints from the missus so far, maybe shes just being kind when she tells me i'm hung like a donkey?

Both watches keep fantastic time. I can't understand why, looking at the Ebay prices, Seiko don't offer the model any more.

The U-Boat, at around 1500 a pop (?) aint cheap, which is why I bought a fake in Turkey for sixty quid.

I think that the multi function pilots watches are a joke but probably worth paying a few quid for a fake if the look blows your frock up. Fakes used to be really bad but I am sure share the same movement these days.

I used to be in the vanity business so I probably know better than most what makes some people tick ( bit of a pun there if you look closely........).

Buy yourself a cheap watch that tells the time, maybe with a stop watch in it if your eyesight is any good - or a fake if you need the bling - and spend the change on fuel.

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Old 29th Dec 2008, 10:10
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Thanks to forget for the photo. I beamed too when I saw the caption.

Anyway, here's a true story. It was a TIF.

Student : "Sorry, I forgot to bring my licence and medical".

Instructor : "Your watch is so big - you must be a helicopter pilot !"
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Old 29th Dec 2008, 11:40
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Buy yourself a cheap watch that tells the time, maybe with a stop watch in it if your eyesight is any good - or a fake if you need the bling - and spend the change on fuel.
I know times are hard, but if my company starts asking me to pay for fuel, I am definitely looking for a new job!!!!

However, you really cant go wrong with a Sinn 356. Good VFM nice design, doesn't stand out or bling blind anyone, has a day and date, which, due to my working rosters, I never know the day without it, excellent lume, so i can see the time in bed and know I still have 3 hours left to sleep, and it has a chronograph stopwatch for when I get bored and have run out of buttons to push elsewhere.
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Old 29th Dec 2008, 16:56
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I always find this a curious subject when it pops up!

I don't own an expensive watch, but I see nothing wrong with somebody who decides to buy one. Is it not just simply jewellery for a man? Or the desire to own a watch that has perhaps been hand crafted? After all, I bet a lot of you married men here spent thousands on a ring for the missus, does that tell the time?

Yes we could all manage very well with a cheap casio, just the same way that we could all get about our daily lives with a cheap little car...

If I had the spare cash and could justify it then I'd possibly by a Breitling, not to look like a Pilot or to try and make my schlong look smaller, but simply because it's human nature to aspire to own nice things. Whatever rocks yer boat as they say.

A good friend recently purchased a Breitling and when I asked him how he could justify the expense for a watch his reply was simply... "Easy mate, it's about the same cost as a years worth of babies nappies!"...sadly he now has to buy nappies, good job he bought his toys before his life changed!
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Old 29th Dec 2008, 19:24
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Gordy:Have you ever noticed that those who are late are normally happier than those who are waiting for them? Hmmmm.. very philosophical...

Yes, they very well may be happier.

I have a different take. It's about a lack of respect for the person being made to wait.
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Old 29th Dec 2008, 20:05
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Well for some reason I seem to have a watch fetish.........here is my collection:

Rolex 'Submariner Date'
Breitling 'Emergency'
Cartier 'Santos'
U Boat 'Thousands Of Feet'
Torgoen 'Pilot'

Oh, and a white plastic Adidas digital watch!!!!

A watch for most occassions!

(And they are all up for sale if anyone fancies a New Year treat!!!!!!).

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Old 29th Dec 2008, 20:07
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Why would you sell?
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Old 29th Dec 2008, 20:10
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Totall,

It would help fund my continued PPL(H) training!

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Old 29th Dec 2008, 20:22
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A watch is the only thing you wear 24/7 - it says so much about who you are.
I think it says more about the sort of person who feels the need to have people judge them on the basis of a trinket.
 
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He he he I have manage to keep mine...... for now :-)

Where in the world are you K77?

PM me if you like


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It would help fund my continued PPL(H) training!

K77."
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Old 29th Dec 2008, 21:31
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ToTall,

I'm up in sunny Newcastle upon Tyne.........can I interest you in a watch sir???

K77.
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Old 29th Dec 2008, 22:50
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Jackboot,

Yer missus must have very tiny hands!
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Old 30th Dec 2008, 00:52
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Are watch snobs anything like wine snobs? lol

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Old 30th Dec 2008, 01:32
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K77 I was thinking of buying one for SASless since it looks like he misses one :-)
Or was it a lady we should...........

Sorry should be nice here. K77 for now I have to wait. I have done my training and just need to get a job so I can pay for my new watches :-)
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Don't bother Totall....if there is an inverse relationship between watch and willy size....I would need Big Ben itself as a proper fit.
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You guys must take this pilot watch stuff much more seriously, tradition is at stake here, possibly more.

I remember a passenger on a 'cross the pond' flight asking the time (as if they couldn't look at one of the two moving maps mit time display in the cabin) so I proudly produced the "Mickey's little hand, and Mickey's big hand classic Seiko" routine to provide a bit of levity. The proud as punch 'you're taking me to the UK' type fellow thought that a bit funny until he saw Mickey staring him in the face - not the correct answer, my mistake - that's when I decided the stainless and simple Rolex was the better choice to wear when possibly confronted with the "passenger confidence 'bling' thing arena". Perception is reality!

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