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Old 10-16-2007, 03:21 PM   #1  
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Pilots are known for their large and complicated (or just plain fancy) watches. Indeed, as the old joke goes, you can spot an airline pilot by the large watch, small ****, and the fact that he (due to the aforementioned feature) puts everything on Visa.

Regardless, what watch do you have? I don't have an aviation watch, but it's a Swatch Chrono that can measure down to tenths of a second. It suits my purposes just fine, but the flimsy band (a feature Swatch is notorious for) broke about two weeks after I bought the watch. As luck would have it, my watch is of a brand only available in Europe (I purchased it in France), so I'll just have to own a watch with a broken catch.

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Old 10-16-2007, 03:27 PM   #2  
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How about mine? Gotta luv Breitling
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Does that happen to be the emergency?
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I have a $30 Casio 50M water resistant "Alarm Chrono." Nothing special. Works good, lasts a long time (so far about 17 years with 3 battery replacements and 2 new watch bands.)
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Correct, Planespotta!
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Nobody will ever mistake me for a fancy airline pilot!
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$50 Timex. One with digital presentation and sweep hand. I have the digital set to zulu because I'm a moron and can't keep track of when and how much to add.

I've had it for three years now and it's on the same battery.
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Luminox military dive watch. It's non-magnetic (for EOD use) so I don't have to take it off for TSA. It doesn't have any fancy features though, straight quartz analog, with down-time bezel.
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Sweet. Above the average pilot budget for sure...you must have made your fortune before aviation, huh?

A Swiss Army analog w/ chrono for me, but my watch fetish demands a Breitling Aerospace (with the titanium band, of course) when/if I can afford one. It's just supercool and incredibly light.
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I have the Chase-Durer Pilot Commander XVI. $299 and have had it about 5 years. Love it. It's a little bigger but doesn't set off any metal detectors. In the future I plan on getting something else. I'd like to find a thin, waterproof, watch with both analog hands backed up by a digital head that can do zulu. I to suck at converting it all the time.
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