Aviator’s Timepiece

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  1. Sport Pilot

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    This will not help me become a better pilot, but I’ll try anything.

    I recently purchased an automatik German Laco Pilot Watch, a “FliegerUhr”. The minutes and seconds are most prominent in this timepiece. Photos attached.

    Please share your aviation timepiece!
     

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    mscard88,

    Is that a Swiss movement? ;)
     
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    Not sure if it will help you as a pilot, but it is certainly one ugly watch.

    Nice that it has a "this end up" arrow where the 12 might otherwise be.

    Can you return in for credit towards flight instruction? THAT would make you a better pilot.
     
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    Here's my "pilots watch" The transponder has all the timer functions I need. Flt time, Count Up, etc.

    I also have a Garmin D2. Can't remember the last time it was out of its box.


    [​IMG]
     
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    I just use a G shock... I'm cheap.
     
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    I use a phone... you can also stream porn while waiting for release!
     
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    release? before, during, after? o_O
     
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    Now offering reverse discounts.
    I have a Citizen Skyhawk I want to sell....

    Battery needs a bit of charging (it is a solar charging model), but that can be done by pointing my desk lamp at it.

    Contact me if you're interested.
     

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    Now that right there is a bunch of useless information! Lol
     
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    I’ve debated getting a omega moon watch a few times.

    Been rocking my O&W with a val 7750 for almost a decade.
     
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    Does it come with a magnifying glass?
     
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    Seiko dive watch. Clear easy-to-see face, sweep second hand, glows in the dark, and waterproof to 200 meters. Rotating bezel to keep track of elapsed time for tank switching (or diving).
     
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    That!

    My chrono has a dive bezel, I use that dang thing more than the chrono function, and I don’t even dive. VERY handy
     
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    That looks like a Miyota movement.

    I suppose if it were an ETA it'd say "Swiss" somewhere on there.
     
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    Three-year-old cheap-arse Casio. What did you expect? I fly Experimental. :D

    (well, the plane has a glass panel, but I'd rather spend the money there)

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    63B20FD0-20B8-41B5-8DDF-BA64BD7B0EDB.jpeg Butler GMT, keeping it simple: local time, Zulu time, date, Swiss quartz movement.
    Only 40mm in size, light in weight. Think I paid approx 0.3 AMU a few years back.
     
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    Love Fleiger dials. I've beenwearing a Seiko automatic for years.
    [​IMG]
     
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    This is my favourite one: Glycine Airman Base 22 - imho the best aviation watch ever made :)
     
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    I'll admit, that does look pretty spiffy.
     
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    I love a German watch which says "Made in Germany" in English rather than Deutsch. :D

    I wear a Casio Pro-Trek Solar. I have a Movado in a drawer at home...which probably needs a battery at this point, along with a number of various other watches I never wear. I think I also have a Seiko of some sort.
     
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    I think the watch comes with a SR20.
     
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    I'm gettin older so....


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  30. Sport Pilot

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    Great examples; funny comments. :D
     
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    Yes. Mickey has a Swiss movement after eating his Swiss cheese.
     
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    Thank you Captain Obvious.

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    I bought this timepiece at Banyon’s Pilot Shop in Ft. Lauderdale.
     

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    Zodiac GMT Professional with Swiss ETA 955.122 quartz movement.

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    Another vote for the Rolex GMT-II

    I’ve had mine for longer than I care to admit
     
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    I like my Hamilton Aviator Auto. 38mm because 42 screams pilot watch.
     
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    $600 for that? Wow!
     
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    Yeah, and that was in 1995. I got it for $500 plus tax ($541.25).

    It's been a great, reliable timekeeper for 23 years without the $400 overhaul every five years I was spending on my 1675 GMT Master (which wasn't nearly as accurate).
     
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    Reminds me of the Tommy Hillfiger watches every wanna be ganster were buying at the watch stand in the middle of the mall lol
     
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