Watches to wear with your flight jackets...

Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by ties70, Mar 27, 2018.

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    A-11, A-17, A-17A from Bulova, Elgin, Hamilton and Waltham, ...German WW2 service watches from Arsa, Glycine, Doxa, Helvetia, Zenith, Para, Grana, Alpina, Buren, Mimo and Revue.
    A-2 from GW and ELC.
     
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  2. ties70

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    Pilot,

    you have a serious problem ;-) !

    Do you want to talk about it?

    Best regards,

    Ties
     
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  3. Pilot

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    Nope!
     
  4. ties70

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    Oh, you are in denial.

    No problem, I am here for you!
     
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    Very kind of you...thx a lot.
    ...the others are in Korea, will send pics when I am back there in a few days, after Easter.
     
  6. Spitfireace

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    So that's who is hoarding all the WW2 watches! I only have one and it's sitting in a drawer because it needs servicing. Won't bother posting a pic of it:)
     
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    Thx, all serviced, all working. Wear most of them from time to time, for a while...depending on the occasion and the jacket.
    IMO, best possible investment....pe. on nice A-11’s ...prices have doubled within a few years. For German WW2 watches like from Zenith, Mimo, Longines, Glycine, Doxa,...3x what it used to be 10 years ago. German WW2 Chronos even more so...
     
  8. ties70

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    Today it is my Steinhart Ocean One GMT.
    Reliable, durable and affordable.

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    Best regards,

    Ties
     
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    Nice, well made!
     
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    My favored WW2 Zenith.
    Came from a Ww2 German officer who signed up into the Foreign Legion after WW2.
    Strap is not WW2.
     
  15. Silver Surfer

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    my every day wearer is my older brietling. i believe it is called a colt. purchased it used, i have now owned it for over twenty years. the watch is pretty straight forward with no extra bells and whistles. i like the kinda hard to by blue face and actual numbers.well, its time for an over haul as it runs slow now. i have just made a purchase of a seiko skx009 to use while the brietling is serviced. i decided on the seiko because of a members recommendation, reviews, and affordability. IMG_1676.JPG
     
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    Very nice and classy
     
  17. Spitfireace

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    what's the mm on that? I have like most WW2 watches a so called "boys watch" . Pilots apparently at the time didn't want larger watches where the lugs would catch on things. So I have a Swiss 15 jewel watch with a small dial second hand etc. It's 28mm I believe without crown.
     
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    All military German service watches with D...H ( Dienstuhr Heer) or D.. ( Dienstuhr) meaning service issued watch for Heer = Army ...or D... for Luftwaffe and Para’s , had a diam. of 33 to 35 mm, so bigger by two to four mm if compared to US. A-11 of the same period.
    All diam. measured without crown of course.
    The German service watches with a diam. of 28 mm D...U or unmarked (Dienstuhr Universal) were for female auxiliaries or railway clarks only.
    The Pilots or other service men Chronos had a diam. of 39-40mm without crown, depending on the maker, GLASHÜTTE, HANHART, ZENITH...
    References can be read in the Konrand Knirim books “ German Military time pieces”
     
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  20. Pilot

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    my Zenith has 34mm w/o crown.
     

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