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Love of my Life. Airman Mystery. I'd like to thank Todd Pezer 11 years ago for giving me the drop on Glycine.

I am debating the Airman Royal 17, But Ill wait till the dollar gets a bit better this time.

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AuxBatOn wrote:I've never been a fan of the expensive watches. Have a Breitling and it can't keep time..... It's more a collection piece rather than a watch in the proper sense. Certainly not going to use it for flying because of that.
The fake Rolexes you can get in Hong Kong (well, at least the *good* fakes) keep better time than the real ones, too.
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C208 wrote:Love of my Life. Airman Mystery. I'd like to thank Todd Pezer 11 years ago for giving me the drop on Glycine.
+1 for having a 24-hour dial.
-1 for having noon at the bottom of the dial. It's "high noon", and should be at the top. Glycine makes it both ways.
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Breitling B1 with Co-Pilot, (2004)
Breitling B1 with Co-Pilot. (2004)
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AirFrame wrote:
AuxBatOn wrote:I've never been a fan of the expensive watches. Have a Breitling and it can't keep time..... It's more a collection piece rather than a watch in the proper sense. Certainly not going to use it for flying because of that.
The fake Rolexes you can get in Hong Kong (well, at least the *good* fakes) keep better time than the real ones, too.

This is such a "let me demonstrate my watch knowledge" anecdote, and is not true although it sounds like it could be. Sort of an attempt at reverse snobbery? Many high-end mechanical watches will be a 'certified chronometer'. Rolex and Breitling both qualify and are accurate to within I believe -4/+6 seconds per day. If your Breitling isn't accurate it probably needs service (every 5-7 yrs).

Certified chronometer wiki https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/COSC
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Dockjock wrote:This is such a "let me demonstrate my watch knowledge" anecdote, and is not true although it sounds like it could be. Sort of an attempt at reverse snobbery? Many high-end mechanical watches will be a 'certified chronometer'. Rolex and Breitling both qualify and are accurate to within I believe -4/+6 seconds per day. If your Breitling isn't accurate it probably needs service (every 5-7 yrs).
Possibly true. Just an anecdote told to me by more than one Rolex owner who has owned both real and not-so-real versions.
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if you're going to aspire to a watch, at least pick something with a tiny bit of class. Patek Nautilus, please.
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I love mine, but having issues syncing to my iphone.

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photofly wrote:if you're going to aspire to a watch, at least pick something with a tiny bit of class. Patek Nautilus, please.
Watch snobbery... Who'd a thunk.
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Dockjock wrote:
AirFrame wrote:
AuxBatOn wrote:I've never been a fan of the expensive watches. Have a Breitling and it can't keep time..... It's more a collection piece rather than a watch in the proper sense. Certainly not going to use it for flying because of that.
The fake Rolexes you can get in Hong Kong (well, at least the *good* fakes) keep better time than the real ones, too.

This is such a "let me demonstrate my watch knowledge" anecdote, and is not true although it sounds like it could be. Sort of an attempt at reverse snobbery? Many high-end mechanical watches will be a 'certified chronometer'. Rolex and Breitling both qualify and are accurate to within I believe -4/+6 seconds per day. If your Breitling isn't accurate it probably needs service (every 5-7 yrs).

Certified chronometer wiki https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/COSC
-4 to +6 seconds a day? My cheap Timex keeps better time than that, and is now on its second battery in 12 years. Service not required - just throw it away and buy a new one. Not as pretty as some, but who notices watches, and why would that be important to you anyway?
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NunavutPA-12 wrote: -4 to +6 seconds a day? My cheap Timex keeps better time than that, and is now on its second battery in 12 years. Service not required - just throw it away and buy a new one. Not as pretty as some, but who notices watches, and why would that be important to you anyway?
Quartz watches keeps time more precisely than a mechanical watch, however making a mechanical watch with mentioned precision is not as easy as you might think, partly that's why they cost so much.
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Rolex GMT Master II, works well. Classic watch and I like the dedicated Zulu time hand. The ability to quickly change the hr hand is nice as well.
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Ki-ll wrote:
NunavutPA-12 wrote: -4 to +6 seconds a day? My cheap Timex keeps better time than that, and is now on its second battery in 12 years. Service not required - just throw it away and buy a new one. Not as pretty as some, but who notices watches, and why would that be important to you anyway?
Quartz watches keeps time more precisely than a mechanical watch, however making a mechanical watch with mentioned precision is not as easy as you might think, partly that's why they cost so much.
Okay, I get it. REAL pilots wear expensive watches that are difficult to put together and don't keep time very well. Hmmm ....
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Omega Speedmaster Professional - Silver Snoopy Award

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Mapleflt wrote:Maybe Airsprint could make one of these beauties a signing bonus, very cool. Please tell me I'm not the only one that remembers this badboys.

Mapleflt

I've never seen a Jetall before. Real or ...?

AirSprint doesn't provide watches for joining, but we do give them as 10 year service awards. Specifically, the Tissot T-Touch models like...

http://us.tissotshop.com/tissot-t-touch ... rtz-7.html
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Dockjock wrote:
This is such a "let me demonstrate my watch knowledge" anecdote, and is not true although it sounds like it could be. Sort of an attempt at reverse snobbery? Many high-end mechanical watches will be a 'certified chronometer'. Rolex and Breitling both qualify and are accurate to within I believe -4/+6 seconds per day. If your Breitling isn't accurate it probably needs service (every 5-7 yrs).

Certified chronometer wiki https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/COSC
-4/+6s per day is now accurate?! That's a full minute every week and a half. Nope. It'll stay in the case when I fly. I don't want to have to set the time every day.
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And if you don't wear it for a couple days it stops! Mon dieu. Love the cool watches fellas, you know who you are.

Hmm, no Timex in this list. Strange...http://gearpatrol.com/2014/08/19/iconic ... in-movies/
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NunavutPA-12 wrote:
Ki-ll wrote:
NunavutPA-12 wrote: -4 to +6 seconds a day? My cheap Timex keeps better time than that, and is now on its second battery in 12 years. Service not required - just throw it away and buy a new one. Not as pretty as some, but who notices watches, and why would that be important to you anyway?
Quartz watches keeps time more precisely than a mechanical watch, however making a mechanical watch with mentioned precision is not as easy as you might think, partly that's why they cost so much.
Okay, I get it. REAL pilots wear expensive watches that are difficult to put together and don't keep time very well. Hmmm ....
If you want precise time it is on your phone or even more precise on your GPS receiver in the airplane. A good quality watch is more than a time piece, I am not sure what that has to do with real pilots.
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Titanium, Solar Tissot touch is a great aviators watch that won't break the bank compared to the German brand. I've read that people have had problems with them but I've had a touch for 5 years and it's never let me down. The red backlighting, compass, altimeter and dual time zone are nice features. It also has a timer, stopwatch and alarm. Light as a feather.

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I wear a Bulova Precisionist. Style and accuracy.... and it doesn't look like a pilots watch. The Wakman on the dash is the only mechanical clock I use.... it gets wound and set before each flight... the accuracy is acceptable.

Swiss watches are just price begetting exclusivity. They are expensive curiosities and artworks, not practical tools. The Japanese quartz watches nearly wiped them out until they figured out how to market obsolescence.
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A bit of a controversial piece (cause they took metal from the titanic to build part of it). I recently saw my friend was wearing this, although he is only flys here and there privately I did think it was funny his watch was worth more then what he spend on his private and multi IFR........

behold,

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26 years of trouble free service. Two scheduled tune ups since new and it runs better than I do
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Trintec Zulu-01 GMT I bought from VIP a few years ago for $150. I like the easy to read numbers and GMT function. Trintec have been great to deal with. The battery died within the 1st year so they replaced it for free. The rubber watch strap keeper loops started to crack after 3 years and Trintec offered to send me a replacement rubber strap. I asked if there were other options because I didn't want the same thing to happen again, plus the rubber strap is a magnet for dust and dirt. They sent me a free nylon replacement strap. I also have a Tag that I've owned since 1998. It has been bulletproof but not as suitable for flying because there aren't any numbers on it, only lines.
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I might need this Trintec "watch" when I get older :P
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