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Pilots watch

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:47 am
by NWI Mark
Today I wore the Laco Aachen pilot for work. I got it a couple of years ago, it has display back, 23j. Keeps spot on time. The head is 43mm I think. No, it's not the 55.

Re: Pilots watch

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:45 am
by NWI Mark
Oops, it's 42 mm and 21 jewels. With the sapphire crystal. The 55mm would be too big, and that's what the real ones were I think, but I can get away with 42 ok I think. It's still big for my medium sized wrist. I'm just used to vintage, smaller.

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Re: Pilots watch

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:28 am
by Dave
NWI Mark wrote:The 55mm would be too big, and that's what the real ones were I think, but I can get away with 42 ok I think. It's still big for my medium sized wrist. I'm just used to vintage, smaller.
The original pilot's watches were very large because they were intended to be worn on the outside of the pilot's leather jacket sleeve. It was cold in those old planes and pilots needed quick access to accurate time so they wore their watches on the outside of their jackets instead of on their wrist. I don't see why anybody would want to wear a 55mm watch on their wrist then or now.

Re: Pilots watch

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:15 pm
by brianmcclure191
Dave wrote:
NWI Mark wrote:The 55mm would be too big, and that's what the real ones were I think, but I can get away with 42 ok I think. It's still big for my medium sized wrist. I'm just used to vintage, smaller.
The original pilot's watches were very large because they were intended to be worn on the outside of the pilot's leather jacket sleeve. It was cold in those old planes and pilots needed quick access to accurate time so they wore their watches on the outside of their jackets instead of on their wrist. I don't see why anybody would want to wear a 55mm watch on their wrist then or now.
until now do I know this fact about real aviation watches :shock: interesting