Watches to wear with your flight jackets...

kirova

Active Member
My every day watch since 2 years : a Laco Aachen 42, here with a Stowa strap, I've also got the original strap, and a "pilot strap" but they are a bit bigger and not as easy to wear every day. I love this design.
I recently got the 39mm version, as even 42mm is too big for my tiny wrist :p

I might buy a "pilot strap" from Laco further down the track, the new flat thin rivet strap just not my thing.

Would love to get one of the "Original" one day, but hard to justify spending $1k on a watch...........

For the moment it is still out of budget for me... But here is the chronograph I would love to own before the price goes up too much (it is a limited edition).
I can't afford an original Hanhart or Tutima chronograph, and I simply won't dare to wear it... so I think the best alternative is this modern Tutima (limited edition 1941).
The dimensions are the same as the original chronographs unlike the modern Hanhart.
I only have their Russian "cousin", I posted the photos of them a few pages back I think.

Anyway, is the price still going go? Many years ago Hanhart and Tutima raised the price of these watches by $1k overnight "just because", if I weren't going to buy one ar $2k, I definitely not buying one at $3k :D
 

Kermit3D

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I always wanted to have a type A-11 watch but they are becoming difficult to find in good condition and completely original.
So I contacted Brice (@Pilot ), who knows a lot about it, and he sold me one of his.

It is a wonderful Bulova in excellent condition. It is one of the rare ones with a sterling silver case, unlike the other models in chromed brass.

Brice had the watch fully serviced before sending it by his watchmaker. The watch works perfectly and keeps the time very well.

The overhaul took a little longer than expected (which didn't bother me). When I opened the package I received this morning, I found, in addition to the watch, a bottle of white wine from Alsace ! :)
I've said it before but Brice is a real gent. Doing business with him is a real pleasure.
Thanks again Brice ! I will drink this bottle to your health ! ;)


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Bremspropeller

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For the moment it is still out of budget for me... But here is the chronograph I would love to own before the price goes up too much (it is a limited edition).
I can't afford an original Hanhart or Tutima chronograph, and I simply won't dare to wear it... so I think the best alternative is this modern Tutima (limited edition 1941).
The dimensions are the same as the original chronographs unlike the modern Hanhart.


On the left the modern version, and on the right the original.

I have both the 1941 and the F2 (automatic with three sub-dials). Very nice watches - even though they don't come with the original asymmetric pushers. Those are a feature of the current hanharts.
The current hanharts do look bad, though. It's a shame Tutima discontinued the Fliegerchronographs - their Grand Fliegers of today don't look a bit like the originals.

I retired both of them for everyday carry, though. I had trashed the 1941's crown-spring and the F2's crown-thread had worn off due to usage. The latter wasn't a big deal, but the 1941's repair cost a bit of money.
I'm wearing a Seiko SRPG 39K1 as a daily rocker now, keeping the Tutimas for more special occasions.
 

rob20uk

Active Member
Hi Guys,

as I hi-jacked a thread over at the "General discussion" section and posted pitures of my watch in the "What jacket are you wearing today?" thread, I thought it might be cool to start a separate thread for watches here.

I have been interested in mechanical watches for decades now and like to combine them with my flight jackets or the other vintage-inspired clothing I wear.

Maybe just start right into it. This is my wearer today:



'68 pre-moon Speedmaster

Best regards,

Ties
You can't go wrong with a Speedmaster. I have one and it's my go to watch.
 

MauldinFan

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This is a pretty good quartz copy of the Ordnance watch, licensed for GI Joe for all things, around 2000.
They're pretty rare, but I found another new in the box, for the day when this one craps out. Thus is what I wear at displays.
 

ties70

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Today: Black Invicta homage to the first 1953 production Submariner model.

Roughly USD 120, reliable Seiko NH35 inside and best: Made in Malaysia... not China.

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Kermit3D

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Just put it for sale in a JP auction house…
Maybe also interesting for a WWII military watch-appreciator here…
MINT real MINT …PRISTINE…almost unworn Wwii Bulova A-11 in its High ranking officer show case…
Works strong and accurate…just oiled and serviced.
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PM from serious buyers are always welcome.
Thankyou for watching.
Wonderful !
It's a sterling silver watch, isn't it ?
The box is incredible.
 
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