Top 5 Pilot Watches Of The Second World War..

Top 5 Pilot Watches Of The Second World War..

Postby Thunder1 » November 6th 2018, 12:05pm

Seems like there are a few missing from this list, but I'm not sure..

WristReview’s Top 5 Pilot Watches Of The Second World War
By Cody D. Smith

The Second World War saw the introduction of many advancements to watch technology due to necessity of an ever changing battlefield. By the time WWII had taken off, a new kind of warfare was already becoming a determining factor of how maps were won: aviation. The men piloting these steel beasts needed the absolute best tools that watchmaking had available to offer. New types of watches were created with the pilot in mind. They had to be the most precise instruments possible while also maintaining a high degree of robustness. There was no room for error when your life possibly depended on being at the right place at the right time. I want to share with you, the reader, five of what I consider to be the most representative of the best and brightest that watchmakers had to offer the aviator during the Second World War. Keep in mind that there were countless variations of pilot’s watches during WWII, but the following five have left a major imprint on history itself. This article is not meant to give an in depth look at all of their history, but a general overview instead. ... world-war/
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Re: Top 5 Pilot Watches Of The Second World War..

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » November 6th 2018, 12:22pm

The picture by the part about WWWs doesn't show a WWW. The Zenith Special was a "1928 Pattern", but basically a civilian piece. The author seems to divide airmen into "pilots" and "bombers." What the fuck... Fighter pilots, bomber pilots, recon pilots, you pillock! So, by "pilots" he means "fighter pilots." So he does, when he writes of the B-Uhr - which was issued to bomber pilots. Fighter pilots of the Luftwaffe had the DH-spec milwatches, only marked "D" for Dienstuhr - a Luftwaffe issue marking.
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