Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by loadtoad, Apr 30, 2007.
So is that what mine will look like when I finally get it?
My neighbor is an E-2 guy going on 13 months post cruise and order and still waiting as well. Well worth it though when you get it on your wrist.
Hopefully there will be a bunch of us seeing the 3rd generation of that watch soon...
Meanwhile, the latest addition to my stable. Picked it up a couple of months ago.
Stunning Montbrilliant. Nothing more comfortable than a big B on thier heavy padded leather straps.
Normally I like the steel bracelets, but for this one the calf seemed to work better.
Was it new or used?
It is used and in mint condition. Original owner purchased in 2005. It was recently fully overhauled and under Omega warranty for the service work.
Sharp Montbrillant-that does a great job of walking the line between dressy and technical. And it has quite a few complications on it, too; very nice.
Thanks. They discontinued the Montbrilliant Olympus last year and last month they just came out with the Navitimer 1461. Basically the same watch but 46 mm diameter versus 42 mm on the Montbrilliant. I am very happy with mine but the bigger size would have been nice. But they have the exact same movement so I'll be staying with what I have.
Okay, so Bremont is really going to town on these custom aviator watches. They did a USN TPS School One ( http://www.bremont.com/limited_ALT1-Z.php ), the U-2 (for Huggy's guys), and now a C-17 job for the RAF folks that looks positively awesome.. I think it's worth revisiting this topic.
EDIT: Here's the C-17 Limited Edition http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150262099344005
Can anyone here identify the squadron that this watch was produced for? Judging by the square intakes of the Hornet on the dial it is a Super Hornet squadron. I can't seem to find the logo/patch on the web. It is refered to as a ROSCOSMOS edition. That did not come up as anything as well.
Could anyone speak to the quality of the work regarding the Fortis watches? They seem to have stepped up their game regarding soliciting work lately.
Knighthawks of VFA-136
Thank you sir. They are right here in my own backyard.
ROSCOSMOS is the Russian Federal Space Agency and apparently Fortis is an official watch for their cosmonauts.
Here's my Fortis GMT and Omega X-33.
Thanks for the additional information and link. I need to work on my Google searching skills.
Does anyone own a Citizen Eco-Drive Skyhawk A-T Watch?
I know it's not high end but I've heard it's a pretty solid functional everyday watch. Opinions or experience?
I had the earlier version and liked it aside from 2 complaints:
1. No light. Luminous hands are weak at best, and you can't see the readout at all in the dark.
2. Alarm was very quiet. Would not wake me up.
Not sure if these have been fixed on this model (mine was from 2000 and not an ecodrive).
Whatever you do, don't get the gay ass Blue Angels version.
I had an earlier version as well and I would echo these complaints 100%. Additionally, now that I have upgraded, I would say that the dial is a bit overcrowded making it hard to read sometimes.
In the watch underworld the Citizens Skyhawk gets okay reviews. Use of functions is okay but it really takes a beating on readability.
That said, Harrier Dude is spot on regarding the Blue Angles Skyhawk. I use the wear one when I flew with the teams until my fellow pilots busted my balls for it.
Here is me back in the day flying the Slot position.
The BA Skyhawk served me well until I spilled a Coke on it flying the Dirty Diamond formation.
Copy all. Thanks for the heads up.....
Odds of that being an Embry-Riddle student: 100:1 Any takers?
Pretty sure it's OttoWrote8
Just picked this up.
Bulova Accutron Astronaut LE Automatic GMT... they only made 1000. Bulova made these to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the original Astronaut. I wanted to buy the original one, but the fact that the movement wasn't an automatic, and is now going on 50+ years old, I decided to go with the this one with. There is an original Accutron Astronaut on the moon (I forget which Apollo mission left one there). I know that the guys wore Omegas on the moon, but I read that Bulova made the movements for all of the time keeping instruments in the Apollo spacecraft. The back of this one has Buzz Aldrin's auto engraved on it.
have some priide, get a Brietling or Rolex, anything nelse is just fricking cheap,\
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