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    Is there a PILOT watch out there like the Nav. B-Uhr that is truly water resistant?

    Hello everyone?

    I'd love to buy a Steinhart, but I am put off by lack of WR.

    I 'd like to find a pilot watch that can go swimming with no problems...(I swim daily..)

    IWC is WAY beyond my budget...

    Any nice options?

    Thanks.

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    NFW

    I think NFW do some.

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    the only thing i would consider would be the none screw down crowns. while the watch will function perfectly well in water they are not designed for activity in water as such (most pilots try and avoid water submersion!!) so if you are swimming regularly i would say its only a question of time before you catch catch the crown and when its open thats that. added to that the need for an alternative strap as the leather supplied wont hold up too well compared to rubber/nato. my 2cents would be buy the watch you like and if you are going swimming, grab a cheap as casio/timex/seiko for the pool and never worry about the watch you like. the swim watch will probably set you back no more than a good quality rubber/nato anyway.

    just my opinion mate and for what its worth i like the Nav too, good choice.

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    Have a look at the Fortis range, most of their pilot watches are 200M WR.

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    If 46mm isn't too big for you, Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot has 200m WR.


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    The 49mm Zeno 1555 is great!
    Ideal diving piece ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainhowdy View Post
    Have a look at the Fortis range, most of their pilot watches are 200M WR.
    Fortis gets my vote too

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    Fortis Flieger Cockpit, or Pilot Pro - 200m WR; no need for screw down crown.

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    Damasko and Sinn both have decent water resistance on their pilot watches. Eddies Speedbird also has ample WR.
    Last edited by benny.c; 25th January 2013 at 18:03.

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    thanks ALL for the suggestions...

    I'll check them all out..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yunsung View Post
    seems i cant access your link?

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    The Oric BC3 is a post-modern "flieger" - it ticks all the boxes, with a thinnish 42mm case, 22mm lucks, a very plain dial, Type B hands and excellent lume. It's 100m WR and has a screw-down crown. A nice modern take, I reckon.

    ...but what do I know; I don't even like watches!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew View Post
    The Oric BC3 is a post-modern "flieger" - it ticks all the boxes, with a thinnish 42mm case, 22mm lucks, a very plain dial, Type B hands and excellent lume. It's 100m WR and has a screw-down crown. A nice modern take, I reckon.

    thats a nice choice...thnx

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny.c View Post
    Damasko and Sinn both have decent water resistance on their pilot watches. Eddies Speedbird also has ample WR.
    I cant find any Damasko or Sinn watches here in the UK?

    Can you suggest a good place to find them?

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    I've also come across some VERY NICE fliegers called LACO.

    Is LACO 1926 the same as 1925?

    I found some cheap automatic LACOs, but its a Laco 1926, not 1925?

    Are they fake Lacos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oymd View Post
    thanks ALL for the suggestions...

    I'll check them all out..

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    seems i cant access your link?
    You need 50 posts to view Sales Corner - try a pm to Sweets for photos and more info

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    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oymd View Post
    I cant find any Damasko or Sinn watches here in the UK?

    Can you suggest a good place to find them?

    http://www.chronomaster.co.uk/sinn/watches/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainhowdy View Post
    Have a look at the Fortis range, most of their pilot watches are 200M WR.
    Very nice, but SWMBO will kill me if I buy another expensive watch!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    If 46mm isn't too big for you, Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot has 200m WR.

    I think 46mm is MASSIVE...and the lume on the hands would look funny!

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    Unfortunately, the budget I am allowed will only stretch to a Stowa or Laco, or even preferebly lower, like a Steinhart...

    Fortis, Sin etc...is not an option at the moment..

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