What kind of watch do you wear?

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What kind of watch do you wear?

#1 Post by big_sky » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:30 am

Looking for some recommendations on a decent men's pilot watch, anything within the price range of $500-2K.

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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#2 Post by montado » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:53 am

Fossil, but they don't run in that price range.
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#3 Post by all_ramped_up » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:55 am

Citizen Ecodrive Nighthawk. It's got an E6B bezel so it's somewhat pilot-y.
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#4 Post by porcsord » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:57 am

Rollex Submariner. You may have to shop around a fair bit to find one for 2k.
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#5 Post by North Shore » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:39 am

Honestly - get a decent Timex or Casio G-Shock. They keep time just as well, have decent functions, and you don't have to worry about losing it, getting jacked for it, dropping/bashing/getting it wet, etc..
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#6 Post by atphat » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:41 am

North Shore wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:39 am
Honestly - get a decent Timex or Casio G-Shock. They keep time just as well, have decent functions, and you don't have to worry about losing it, getting jacked for it, dropping/bashing/getting it wet, etc..
I'd imagine people shopping for a BMW or Tesla would ignore advice from someone telling them to get a Ford Focus.
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#7 Post by Black_Tusk » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:49 am

This is my current watch, a Citizen Eco Drive. It has held up nicely in various weather conditions and looks and feels a lot more high end than it's price.

https://www.longislandwatch.com/Citizen ... 60-12h.htm

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I am a big fan of Hamilton watches. Great quality for the price.

This is my next watch.

https://shop.hamiltonwatch.com/khaki-av ... 15885.html

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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#8 Post by big_sky » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:50 am

North Shore wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:39 am
Honestly - get a decent Timex or Casio G-Shock. They keep time just as well, have decent functions, and you don't have to worry about losing it, getting jacked for it, dropping/bashing/getting it wet, etc..
I've got a G-Shock now, great watch, but I'm looking for something a little nicer that I can still wear day to day, 705 turboprop driver here.
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#9 Post by Chris M » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:29 pm

Garmin D2 Charlie. Hard to get more pilot-y than a watch that has an airport database and moving map GPS.
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#10 Post by North Shore » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:52 pm

atphat wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:41 am
North Shore wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:39 am
Honestly - get a decent Timex or Casio G-Shock. They keep time just as well, have decent functions, and you don't have to worry about losing it, getting jacked for it, dropping/bashing/getting it wet, etc..
I'd imagine people shopping for a BMW or Tesla would ignore advice from someone telling them to get a Ford Focus.
Hey, the advice on here is worth what we all paid for it :wink: My experience with Aston Martins is to tell people to buy a Ford! :smt040
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#11 Post by gwagen » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:54 pm

This: https://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/flie ... emium.html

It’s a very nice watch, gmt hand. I like it, it’s big though, you need big wrists.

They are automatics, quite accurate.

They have other aviation models.
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#12 Post by Jet Jockey » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:25 pm

My Breitling of course! :-)

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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#13 Post by Skyhunter » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:32 pm

Pocket Watch Iphone.... best watch I could ever own and don't have to wear something clunky on the wrist that looks like I am trying to win the "who has the biggest watch contest."
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#14 Post by Rowdy » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:39 pm

I'm not much for a 'pilot' watch.. and those that say 'the iPhone will do' obviously haven't had theirs die mid day without a charger handy...

I like a lot of the Nixon brand. Some pretty classy ones. I have a couple from the Sentry line. Not overly expensive either.

If I were to spend some bucks, it'd be a classic breitling navitimer or an IWC. But.. way above the 2k mark.
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#15 Post by Axial Flow » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:45 pm

Like the girls in Asia say...."Must be pilot, biiig watch...noooo money"...

I have the Citizen Skyhawk Eco-Drive. I have had to replace the glass on it twice and the second time I sent it in I asked them for Sapphire. They only charged me 30 bucks and it hasn't got a scratch on it yet. So I would go with something with harder glass than mineral glass as it is garbage.
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#16 Post by Heliian » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:37 pm

At this point, a wristwatch is jewelry. Your cockpit has at least one chronometer and unless you're in a casino, there are clocks everywhere.

I've never enjoyed wearing anything on my wrist so I haven't since I was 15, always kept it in my pocket, always Timex. However, if I ever had the urge to buy some wrist jewelry then I'd go with a half decent Tag, always liked their designs.

If you really want to be cool, get a smart watch. Still have to charge it though.
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#17 Post by Heliian » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:55 pm

Jet Jockey wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:25 pm
My Breitling of course! :-)

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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#18 Post by avcanada » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:06 pm

I have the Casio Pathfinder Titanium PAW1100T. Like the large dual screens for GMT/local time. Has nightly atomic clock synchronization, solar recharging, comfortable and secure band, and good light. If you like a larger watch with several extra features that you may or may not use such as a compass, barometer and altimeter you might want to look at the different Casio Pathfinder watch options.

I have had this watch for several years and have had no issues. The time is always accurate with the nightly atomic clock synchronization.
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#19 Post by sanjet » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:34 pm

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Citizen blue angel wr200
This baby is not too expensive. Solar powered and updates the time every night when it’s able to get a radio signal. You can change time zones pretty easily when you travel. Solid, I’ve had it for 3 Years, abused it all over and still in good shape.

Not sure I understand those g-shock guys, I’ve seen em around. Come on, a little style!
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#20 Post by flaps78 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:39 pm

Rolex Datejust for 46 years! Buy quality and stay with it.
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#21 Post by FICU » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:03 pm

Casio Wave Cepter, analog with a digital window ... not expensive, not over the top or gaudy, sets itself automatically to the atomic clock and is solar powered.
https://www.casio.com/products/watches/ ... vam640d-1a
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#22 Post by valleyboy » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:13 am

Jeeezus -- does anyone wear a watch anymore -- I got 2 rolex in my drawer that I have not wore in about 15 years -- I have gone back to a pocket watch -- mobile phone
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#23 Post by HiFlyChick » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:48 am

Wow! I'm blown away by the money you guys are spending on watches! I guess I'd better look for the cheap, oops, I mean thrifty pilot forum....

If it were me, I'd take the dough, by a cheap watch (since who uses one anyway, as has been said) and go find a Pitts somewhere to do some aerobatics in

But then again, I've driven a lot of fords
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#24 Post by Jet Jockey » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:00 am

Heliian wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:55 pm
Jet Jockey wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:25 pm
My Breitling of course! :-)

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LOL... You wished!

Bought it in 1991 as a gift to myself when I left Paris, France where I was based on a 3 year contract flying FK28 for a Canadian company who had a contract with a major French regional airline partly owned by Air France..

Why a Breitling? Because its historical relationship with aviation and because I loved its design and the fact it was made of Ti.

Originally I had a leather bracelet which was changed to the present day configuration when it needed to be replaced. Also the UTC (small watch) was added many years after the original purchase.

It is a light watch and not so big compared to the original Breitlings which cost a hell of a lot more than this one.
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Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

#25 Post by JBI » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:52 am

I'm quite fond of my Hamilton Khaki Aviation Flight Timer. Mine has a grey face instead of the white face in this link.

https://www.ashford.com/us/watches/hami ... 6032&so=34

Unfortunately Hamilton doesn't make any digital/analog watches any more so finding this one was a little tough. I'm not sure, maybe growing up in the 80's warped me, but I quite enjoy having the digital display so I'm able to really easily change time zones and GMT, while at the same time having the classic look of an analog. The light makes it easy to read at night.

When I have too much money for my wife to suggest I'm wasting it on frivolous things (read: never), I'd love to get the Breitling Aerospace.

Those who know me will also understand why I'm also partial to lesser known high end brand called Ball Watch. http://www.ballwatch.com/global/en/home.html

Or, you could always splurge for the $228,000 Clé de Cartier watch http://www.cartier.com/en-us/collection ... watch.html :lol:
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