Well, it's got my airframe on it (which is the main reason I even considered shelling out the money for it). Aside from that, it more usable in the jet, as the hands are actually usable at night (My Skyhawk has no light, and the lume is very poor in comparison, making it unusable at night). Lastly, I'm a fan of the sweep second hand/automatic movement. Most importantly, when you are TDY 220+ days a year as a single O-3, that per diem starts burning a hole in your pocket. As I mentioned earlier, I wanted something to commemorate my upgrade to a C-17 aircraft commander, and had my certification date engraved on the watch back. I also figured I'd get more use out of a watch that I'd wear on missions than a new TV that would just sit at home gathering dust. I still like my Skyhawk, as it was a winging gift from my parents, and it will still get some use. But my Bremont will definitely be what is on my wrist for operational flying. I considered Omegas, Breitlings, Rolex, etc, but wasn't ready to shell out that kind of money for a nice watch without some connection to either my squadron or airframe.