In this week’s Blog, we’ve decided to go into more detail about a couple of our favourite products; the Vintage Pilot Watches. They’re always a big hit when we take them to shows, and are one of the top choices when it comes to Birthday, Christmas and Fathers’ Day gifts.
Pilot Watches first came into existence in the early years of the 20th Century. The design we know today however was primarily a result of the Pilot Watches created between WW1 and WW2. With the rapid evolution of the Military Aircraft, the need for fast and accurate timekeeping in the cockpit became paramount. As a result, a new breed of timepieces came into being featuring clear and easy to read displays.
Our Vintage Pilot Watches are inspired by these WW2 designs. They combine their retro designs with modern technology to create accurate and attractive timepieces.
The first of our watches is the Luftwaffe ME 109 Vintage Pilot Watch. These watches have modern quartz technology, as well as luminous hands and minute points for night-time reading. The back panel of the watches has a kind of fighter pilot oil stained finish to add to the look. Each watch has a slightly different staining on the face, giving each watch a unique look and feel.
Our other Vintage Pilot Watch is the Black Leather Vintage Pilot Watch. As with the ME 109, the luminescent clock hands offer easy time reading in bad light. They also have a magnified rim for reading the minute and hour markings easily, which encircle the smart, black clock face. They have an adjustable buckle for fitting the wrist, as well as a very comfortable and fashionable black leather strap. Again, as with the ME 109 they have a modern quartz technology for accurate time keeping. They are also based on WW2 German Luftwaffe designs.
Both watches are similar to each other in construction. The faces measure 4cm across, with the casing measuring 1.5cm from the back of case to glass face. The straps are 2cm wide and 4mm thick, and will fit approximate wrist sizes 18.5cm to 23cm.
These Pilot Watches have proven popular with reenactors, vintage enthusiasts and watch collectors alike. They’re both extremely good value for money as well, with both are available for just £38.95. They really are great time pieces; an ideal gift to someone special, or perhaps a treat to yourself instead!