7 Watches That Get Aviator Style Right

7 Watches That Get Aviator Style Right

Postby koimaster » May 7th 2017, 11:05pm

Just like a great pair of aviators or a worn leather jacket, the aviation watch feels charismatic, cocksure, cool. But it’s not just about aeronautical badassery. The best aviation watches are built to exacting standards and are particularly legible. And yet, a dash of iconic style never hurts, does it?


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Re: 7 Watches That Get Aviator Style Right

Postby eddiea » May 8th 2017, 2:22am

Yup, good list....
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Re: 7 Watches That Get Aviator Style Right

Postby Thunder1 » May 8th 2017, 3:20am

The Oris 111 is on my short list...
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Re: 7 Watches That Get Aviator Style Right

Postby codguy » May 8th 2017, 4:47am

Since the Bremont was one of the seven , there could have been about four dozen similar listed as well.
Like this one for instance .....

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Re: 7 Watches That Get Aviator Style Right

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » May 8th 2017, 7:04am

I don't know, why didn't IWC get on the list. Stowa? Longines?
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Re: 7 Watches That Get Aviator Style Right

Postby Thunder1 » May 8th 2017, 7:18am

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:I don't know, why didn't IWC get on the list. Stowa? Longines?

The IWC & the Stowa for sure....
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Re: 7 Watches That Get Aviator Style Right

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » May 8th 2017, 7:40am

Thunder1 wrote:
MKTheVintageBloke wrote:I don't know, why didn't IWC get on the list. Stowa? Longines?

The IWC & the Stowa for sure....

Yup. But Longines also had some good aviation-inspired watches.

Here's the Avigation Big Eye, introduced at this year's Baselworld:
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Sort of a tribute to the "Type XX" style. It didn't get a lot of coverage, the Flagship LE and the 1945 were the biggest news. Regarding the Type XX, Breguet could well have been featured on that list as well.

There's the now discontinued tribute to the "1928 pattern" flieger style, the Avigation Big Crown:
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The Avigation cross-breed of the GMT complication and the WWW "Greenlander":
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And, of course, there's the Lindbergh...
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Re: 7 Watches That Get Aviator Style Right

Postby conjurer » May 8th 2017, 8:29am

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:I don't know, why didn't IWC get on the list. Stowa? Longines?


Because they don't advertise/send free samples to/offer swag to Gear Patrol?
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Re: 7 Watches That Get Aviator Style Right

Postby eddiea » May 8th 2017, 8:47am

conjurer wrote:
MKTheVintageBloke wrote:I don't know, why didn't IWC get on the list. Stowa? Longines?

Because they don't advertise/send free samples to/offer swag to Gear Patrol?


I'm not sure why is an expectation of a perfectly suited for everyone list, every time one of these threads comes along ....
It is a fine list, pretty short, not perfect but, none is ...
As far as freebies and such ? can't believe still folks naive enough, not to think everyone is doing the same shit....it is what it is, a business
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Re: 7 Watches That Get Aviator Style Right

Postby biglove » May 8th 2017, 12:52pm

There are dozens of fine watches in this category at FAR more reasonable prices. Seems the list is one of those "pick expensive examples because we want to appear haute" situations. That or the almighty advertising dollar influenced the list.
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Re: 7 Watches That Get Aviator Style Right

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Re: 7 Watches That Get Aviator Style Right

Postby foghorn » May 8th 2017, 1:38pm

What a bunch of nitpicKing planks!!


It says "7"
Not the the 7 best, not the 7 most affordable, not the 7 seas, not the 7 Samurai, not the 7 dwarfs, not the 7 deadly Sinns (see what I did there??)


Just 7



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Re: 7 Watches That Get Aviator Style Right

Postby eddiea » May 8th 2017, 2:52pm

biglove wrote:There are dozens of fine watches in this category at FAR more reasonable prices. Seems the list is one of those "pick expensive examples because we want to appear haute" situations. That or the almighty advertising dollar influenced the list.


Picking expensive examples? with Oris and Citizen included?....as balanced as a list of 7 who "got the style right" will ever get ;)
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Re: 7 Watches That Get Aviator Style Right

Postby bedlam » May 8th 2017, 8:26pm

I like the Rolex GMT and its functionally very appropriate, but its not a great example of an aviator 'styled' watch at all.

I think the list should be called "7 companies that advertise a lot with us who sell watches associated with aviation".
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Re: 7 Watches That Get Aviator Style Right

Postby biglove » May 9th 2017, 5:52am

eddiea wrote:
biglove wrote:There are dozens of fine watches in this category at FAR more reasonable prices. Seems the list is one of those "pick expensive examples because we want to appear haute" situations. That or the almighty advertising dollar influenced the list.


Picking expensive examples? with Oris and Citizen included?....as balanced as a list of 7 who "got the style right" will ever get ;)


Touché. If I recall correctly, the least expensive watch was over $1K on the list though? Thousand dollar watches are fine by me; but, for the average person, no chance.
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Re: 7 Watches That Get Aviator Style Right

Postby TemerityB » May 9th 2017, 7:11am

Just when I was gonna state "I'll take that Oris," those great Longines photos get posted. Vastly underrated. And I can think of a couple of Hamiltion Khaki flyers that are pretty neat as well.
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