or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 2856  

post #42826 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post


Tried one of these on in a post a few pages back. It's the new omega smartwatch. They're really targeting it at pilots from what I could gather.
i find it amusing what watch companies think a pilot would want in a watch. I do like an analogue and digital read out though. Perhaps it's why the breitling is popular with airline pilots.
post #42827 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by ncc1701d View Post

i find it amusing what watch companies think a pilot would want in a watch. I do like an analogue and digital read out though. Perhaps it's why the breitling is popular with airline pilots.

We'll Rolex certainly seems to have gotten it right half a century ago. Last pilot flew a plain I was on was sporting a 16710 in Coke.

True story.
post #42828 of 48312

Any interest in Bremont here? 

post #42829 of 48312

Well, it's certainly been discussed.  :lurk:

post #42830 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by ncc1701d View Post


i find it amusing what watch companies think a pilot would want in a watch. I do like an analogue and digital read out though. Perhaps it's why the breitling is popular with airline pilots.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post


We'll Rolex certainly seems to have gotten it right half a century ago. Last pilot flew a plain I was on was sporting a 16710 in Coke.

True story.

I've seen pilots wear GMTs and Brietlings (but not the model with the digital read out).  I also knew pilot(watch enthusiast) who used to fly intercontinental flights and he used to wear a Rolex Oysterquartz models, stating he wanted they most accurate and durable watch they made.  Back in the day it was one of the first Rolex models where the entire line up (even steel models) had sapphire crystals, solid bracelet links, and it was more anti-magnetic than a Milgauss.  A friend who was a car/airplane hobbyist with pilot's license and a small plane (seated 8 IIRC), wore Porsche Design watches (Titan Chronograph and the Compass watch) when they were made by IWC.  I've never seen a pilot wearing an IWC pilot watch.   

post #42831 of 48312
The only real pilot I knew sported a Casio. Everyone loves IWC for the heritage but like you guys are saying, most wear a GMT of some sort. I lusted after the Sinn 856 for some time thinking it was the perfect travel/flight watch but discovered with a few more bucks, the Rolex Explorer II is much more versatile (or the GMT).

X-33 is kind of cool though I would never buy one.
post #42832 of 48312

Little rainy today so...

 

post #42833 of 48312
^^^Great looking AT^^^

Re: pilot's watches, whenever I peek into an open cockpit door it seems I notice quite a bit of plastic ... G-Shocks, Timex Ironman watches, stuff like that.

Every now and then I will see something nice and Swiss, but even most of the steel watches that I see on pilots are of the Seiko / Citizen variety. (Not a hater, just saying).

But of course I'm probably just not taking the right flights LOL.
post #42834 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

^^^Great looking AT^^^

Re: pilot's watches, whenever I peek into an open cockpit door it seems I notice quite a bit of plastic ... G-Shocks, Timex Ironman watches, stuff like that.

Every now and then I will see something nice and Swiss, but even most of the steel watches that I see on pilots are of the Seiko / Citizen variety. (Not a hater, just saying).

But of course I'm probably just not taking the right flights LOL.

I was a ground-pounder when I was in the Marine Corps, but for a few years I was in a MEU with its own air wing. My estimate would be that at least 90% of the pilots and air crews in our unit wore G-Shocks or something similar while on duty. Similarly the infantry, Recon, SEALs, and other trigger pullers also wore G-Shocks or Timex, or occasionally you'd see a Victorinox/Swiss Army watch while in uniform. I never saw folks wearing anything like Kobold or RESCO which are heavily marketed using their military connections or dive watches like Omega or Rolex that do have some history behind them.

However, I will note though that I can only speak for the Marine Corps and the few amphibious Navy ships I was on and the Marine Corps has a uniform regulation that states that only "Inconspicuous watches are authorized for wear in uniform" and I've known some COs that would say basically any watch with a metal bracelet (or any modicum of "bling") would be a violation. In the Air Force I imagine everybody wears the largest, brightest, blingiest pilot watches (or dive watches facepalm.gif) available...or maybe a pink Hello Kitty Seiko.
post #42835 of 48312
I asked a buddy of mine who used to be a Green Beret a question on this awhile back. He said 90% of SpecOps wore G-Shocks.
post #42836 of 48312

Very rude about the Air Force there.  Though I did once get delayed in Iraq when the RAF helicopter pilot wouldn't fly because he'd cut his finger on a tube of Pringles.  True story.

 

My father and grandfather both wore light blue, and never suffered any snack-related impairment that I am aware of.  Maybe it's just pilots? 

post #42837 of 48312
Mimo - No true offense intended to our flyboys. My wife's cousin and her fiance who are both Master Sergeants in the Air Force were recently staying with us for a visit and I always get extra motivated and belt-fed when they are in town - I make sure our guest room is filled with Marine Corps memorabilia, the EGA is flying high on our flagpole outside, and the jokes just keep on flowing for a few days after they are gone.

FWIW, (and to keep this somewhat watch-related) I don't think either of them wore a watch at anytime during their stay - Hello Kitty, diver, pilot, or otherwise.
post #42838 of 48312
I picked up my 1965 Datejust last week from the overhaul prompted by water getting inside. It is running fine, but I have a couple of questions.

First, the date wheel now has rust spots. I asked about it when I picked it up and was told I would have to find a replacement. Is it correct that a repair/service center can't remove rust from a date wheel?

Also, the dial has water spots visible to the naked eye. Should I expect those to have been cleaned up during service or is that impossible? Is my only option a replacement dial if the spots bother me?
post #42839 of 48312
^ that does not sound like a proper service. I am also surprised they wouldn't have a new date wheel. Was it serviced by Rolex Service Center or a third party?
post #42840 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

^ that does not sound like a proper service. I am also surprised they wouldn't have a new date wheel. Was it serviced by Rolex Service Center or a third party?

Third party.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
This thread is locked  
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...)