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Best Pilot’s Watches 19.01.2020

The 6 best pilot's watches according to a pilot

Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLNR As transatlantic commercial flying routes increased in the early 1950s, prominent US airline Pan Am requested that Rolex develop a watch for their crews that could accurately display multiple time zones at once. In response, Rolex launched the world's first GMT watch – the GMT-Master in 1954. Pros: Accuracy of ± 2 seconds per day, it's Rolex Con: No anti-reflective coating IWC Big Pilot's Watch Heritage IW501004 The Flieger design has offered wearers precision readability since its World War II origin when companies such as A. Lange & Söhne, Stowa and IWC mass produced these tool…

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pilot’s watch 15.01.2020

5 things to look for in a pilot's watch

The pilot's watch has become a staple of the horological community, specifically within the tool watch market. But, as we've seen with divers, the recent surge in their mainstream appeal and marketing has de-emphasised their professional utility. In response, we revisit the fundamentals of a practical pilot's watch by highlighting five things to look for when buying from this category. Legibility While it should go without saying, a good pilot's watch should enable the wearer to see the exact time down to the second with merely a glance at their wrist. There's no place here for watches without minute markers,…

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