Top 5 Pilot Watches Of The Second World War..

Post Reply
User avatar
Thunder1 (Online)
Senior Member & WIS
Posts: 5508
Joined: June 22nd 2015, 4:55am
Facebook ID: 0
Location: Texas Hill Country near Austin
Contact:

Top 5 Pilot Watches Of The Second World War..

Post by 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.
https://wristreview.com/wristreviews-to ... world-war/
Image
Ebels are a lot like women that lack a low cut dress that zips up the side...neither get the love that they deserve...
User avatar
MKTheVintageBloke
Master of Time
Posts: 2559
Joined: December 7th 2016, 2:47pm
Facebook ID: 0
Contact:

Re: Top 5 Pilot Watches Of The Second World War..

Post by 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.
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
H.P. Lovecraft

I'd send them all an animated gif of Ron Jeremy sucking his own cock.
Conjurer, of people asking about their Doxas
Post Reply

Return to “Military Type or Style Watches”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest