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Offline nielyee

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Hi all, a Pilot Watch lover here.
« on: July 16, 2022, 08:12:41 PM »
Hi MWF members, I am a pretty new member here on MWF. The recent Top Gun movie has ignited an IWC flame in me that cannot be stopped. Overall, interested in pilot style watches with arabic numerals, and chronographs are a main staple.

If anyone has cool/unknown pilot watches, please do share as I am always on a lookout for the perfect watch.

Offline bulletnos

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Re: Hi all, a Pilot Watch lover here.
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2022, 02:28:11 PM »
Hi MWF members, I am a pretty new member here on MWF. The recent Top Gun movie has ignited an IWC flame in me that cannot be stopped. Overall, interested in pilot style watches with arabic numerals, and chronographs are a main staple.

If anyone has cool/unknown pilot watches, please do share as I am always on a lookout for the perfect watch.

Welcome @nielyee .... ;)

Some other options would be Bell& Ross, Alpina, Hamilton, ORIS....but if IWC is yr top choice - then nothing would scratch that itch but IWC. haha all the best in your hunt!

Offline pleasuresaurus

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Re: Hi all, a Pilot Watch lover here.
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2022, 09:28:24 PM »
Good choice for pilot timepieces definitely, IWC. Plenty of options at various price points, plenty of case materials to choose from too. The topguns black ceramic is pretty kickass looking.

Offline jf98

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Re: Hi all, a Pilot Watch lover here.
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2022, 11:56:24 AM »
Hey Niel, welcome! I think one of the cool good value pilots watches now is the Longines Spirit. Especially in the new 37mm size, fits small wrists better. Can't think of anything better under the RM10k mark.

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Re: Hi all, a Pilot Watch lover here.
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2022, 07:24:17 PM »
Pilot watches in small diameter you say? How about this Sinn 256 chrono-diver?
It's a 38mm diameter chronograph with a diver bezel. Really love this watch. No one knows what the heck it is.

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Offline pleasuresaurus

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Re: Hi all, a Pilot Watch lover here.
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2022, 08:39:08 PM »
Gotta say @alexkemaris makes a good point, I totally forgot about Sinn! Here's a 556i for additional racun  :Laughing_on_floor:




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Re: Hi all, a Pilot Watch lover here.
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2022, 08:43:18 PM »
Hoooooo boy! I love me some 556ixers!
Got an offer of Rm25k to buy a red, blue and yellow one all in one go. But sadly turned it down. I should've just pulled the trigger and I'll have colors to cycle through my week lol

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Offline pleasuresaurus

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Re: Hi all, a Pilot Watch lover here.
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2022, 09:00:27 PM »
Wah, that's quite a hefty premium, especially when its missing the green one. Still, at 400 pcs each, I reckon there's some demand also la perhaps. The applied indices on them are really nice too

Offline Doreemon

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Re: Hi all, a Pilot Watch lover here.
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2022, 07:25:58 AM »
Steinhart makes some very good at watch at very good good prices too, attached picture here looks very similar to the IWC with 7750 as the movement

Offline treasureplanetmy

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Re: Hi all, a Pilot Watch lover here.
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2022, 12:03:34 PM »


Hi and welcome. Sharing my topgun watch issued to jet pilots in Venezuela. The one worn in topgun is the same model but in black pvd. Happy hunting!

Offline HawkreiN

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Re: Hi all, a Pilot Watch lover here.
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2022, 09:14:37 PM »
Hi MWF members, I am a pretty new member here on MWF. The recent Top Gun movie has ignited an IWC flame in me that cannot be stopped. Overall, interested in pilot style watches with arabic numerals, and chronographs are a main staple.

If anyone has cool/unknown pilot watches, please do share as I am always on a lookout for the perfect watch.

Are there any pilot watches you currently own?

Offline avaxis

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Re: Hi all, a Pilot Watch lover here.
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2023, 02:56:22 PM »
Gotta say @alexkemaris makes a good point, I totally forgot about Sinn! Here's a 556i for additional racun  :Laughing_on_floor:


I regret not buying them back when they were $1000.

I prefer the 556A.

Offline Gubs7771

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Re: Hi all, a Pilot Watch lover here.
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2023, 01:58:04 PM »
I have to say, some pilots especially the IWCs can be dressed up and worn with formal attire which I like very much.