A Crash Course In Flieger (Pilot) And B-Uhren (Navigator) Watches

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A Crash Course In Flieger (Pilot) And B-Uhren (Navigator) Watches

Post by Racer-X » July 14th 2020, 3:27am

"A “flieger” is a pilot or aviator-style watch. The majority of modern flieger watches are inspired by the now-iconic German B-Uhren and pilot’s watches of World War II.

As fliegers (as I like to call them) have become a genre unto themselves rather than a narrow definition of a type of pilot’s watch, I figured it was time for a crash course in the topic.

I begin at the beginning with the B-Uhren that were worn by a plane’s navigators, followed by the flieger chronographs issued to the pilots, and finish with a brief overview of noteworthy modern German-style pilot’s watches that were inspired by the historical fliegers."

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