Watches to wear with your flight jackets...

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

  1. ties70

    ties70 Well-Known Member

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    It is the Tudor again, so no need for a picture...

    Just had an interesting discussion with two colleagues, one of them is interested in good watches, too. His are mostly titanium case watches, which I think are far too light to be proper time tools...;)

    The other one has no watch at all, but uses his smartphone to check the time.
    He made a lengthy argument, how totally unreliable hand-winding or automatic watches are, one always has to control their proper function and most of all: They need to be rewind every 36 or 48 hours!!!

    It is great how these arguments are always coming from the guy who has absolutely no problem with recharging his phone at least once a day....

    Did somebody read the story about British schools noticing that kids these days have more and more problems to check the time on analogue watch dials? Problem seems to be solved by not teaching it at all....

    Ties
     
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  2. Pilot

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    Had this discussion about checking the time on the smartphone or the wristwatch and this many times...
    A lot of people loose or forget their phones...A wristwatch...not so much...furthermore the constantly charging of the SP is a constraint...a wristwatch...not really...etc...
    A lot of casualties due to SP... due to a wristwatch...never heard of any :)
     
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  3. ties70

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    The last one before they introduced the Co-Axial movement for the Seamaster Professional Diver 300....

    It was my first "premium" watch, and I bought it back in the days when Omega was still value for the money.
    Omega asked 1,850 € for them, I got it for far less as they were pushing the new co-axial models and wanted the "old stuff" out of the shops .....today the price for a new version Diver 300 is 3,000 €.

    Development sounds pretty much like jacket prices, I guess...

    Ties
     
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  4. Earloffunk

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    EWcdQoGdQeyBN2ctsfs86Q.jpg ... Sinn U2 made from submarine steel. One of my favorites although not the only one.
     
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  5. Pilot

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    Ties, Earloffunk, your Divers are awesome...
    Two superbly made watches...
    A real investment... You cannot go wrong buying/investing in these.
     
  6. ties70

    ties70 Well-Known Member

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  7. Pilot

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    I ❤️ Tudor
     
  8. Grant

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    I heart rust knits.
     
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  9. Pilot

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    Perfect match with the Tudor bezel...
     
  10. Earloffunk

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    Another Sinn from my collection. SL2OACfFSfO1Ceqa3AUEww.jpg
     
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  11. Pilot

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    Anyone having a Glycine Airman Vietnam war area...?
    A Holy Gral to me...
     
  12. dmar836

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    I wish. I would like one.
    Dave
     
  13. Pilot

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    Some out there...but condition is questionable...and for a hefty (shill-bidding) amount..
     
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  14. Smithy

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    That Tudor with the rust knits really looks the bizz.
     
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  15. Earloffunk

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    Sinn U1 SE - my current favorite.
     

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  16. Pilot

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    Will list a few A-11 , A-17s and Vietnam period watches, all for sale... from 200-380 Euro/watch.
    Just proceding for good photos...
    See classified...
     
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  17. ties70

    ties70 Well-Known Member

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    No flight jacket / watch combination today, but suit, double cuffs and....Black Bay again.
    It's the one day per year that I have to wear a suit...

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    Taken early today, from my room at the Le Meridien Hotel in Hamburg....preparing for our company's Annual Shareholders Meeting.

    Best regards,

    Ties
     
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  18. Art

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    Rust knits look the nuts with a nice watch
     
  19. Art

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    Great thread .. CLASS shown as usual from pilot
     
  20. Pilot

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    F7845458-AEC1-42C0-8FB4-998FE22841E4.jpeg 34CB594E-0F41-4016-9D48-E47ED1801874.jpeg Th
    Thanks appreciate,
    Since I am still travelling in Middle East , I can only show the rest of the lot as a pre-information ( eg some pics form my PC).
    Please note these are the rest of what I have left since several watches were sold to VLJ members and others already....here is whats left.

    More photos and to come as soon in classified , as soon I am back in the real world, in two weeks approx...
     
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