Purpose Driven Watches….

5 months, 2 weeks ago 3
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Like most watch collectors, my favorite watches fall into certain catagories like dress, dive, casual but two of my favorite catagories are military watches and aviation watches.  Above are sof my favorite Aviation watches!  Top Left is the Bulova Lunar Pilot an exact duplication of the watch worn on Apollo 16’s Moon Mission.  It also happens to be one of the most accurate watches you can buy, loosing or gaining less than 15 seconds every ten years!!!  Top right is an aviation themed watch by AV-8 that duplicates the design of the airplane instrument panel of a Harrier jet.  Bottom left, is a Tsovet Russian Air force inspired watch and bottom right is the Torgoen T16 pilots watch with chronograph.  All these watches feature chronograph movements. Aviation watches are generally very easy to read a just a glance.  Things happen fast in an airplane!



The military inspired watches above are photographed with the Berretta M9A3 semi-automatic pistol used by some of our special forces.  Far left, is Bertucci A1R in black face, far right is the same watch in Coyote tan.  Top is the Glycine Combat Sub, a Swiss made automatic watchof high pedegree.  Between the folding knife and the butt of the M9A3 is the Lumtec Combat 44 with very legible Lumi Nova coating on all hands and entices.  Below the pistol is the Luminox ANU (Authorized for Navy Use) 4200.  This is the watch given to Navy Seals upon graduation from Buds school!


All these watches are priced well under $500.  some much less, except for the Luminox ANU 420o that currently sells for about $700.


I’m waiting on another Dive watchd to arrive and I will do a dive watch collection later this month.



the pilgrim


Both images made with the Fujifilm X100V, ISO 6400 at f 8 @ 1/30th of a second.

3 Responses

  1. Mark S. says:

    Hey Bill, nice collection and things for sharing. I’m curious … what is your preferred source for NATO straps? I can never get enough of them. Blessings!

  2. Bill Fortney says:

    I like the Art straps from Amazon, comfortable, good selection of colors and priced right!

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