Hey everyone, it’s Chris from Wear it Like Bond, check out my newest watch by a Micro Brand Watch Company located in the UK called AVI-8.
Here is their Hawker Hunter Retrograde Chronograph Watch with a the ember brown leather strap. The model number is AV-4052-02. As most of you know, I am a pilot, so this watch is awesome, and I love watches!
This company produces aviation themed watches, and it is based around the British built Hawker Hunter.
It was built by the RAF in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s to deal with the onset of the Cold War. The Hunter broke the world speed record in 1953 and is one of Britain’s most successful exports.
21 different nations imported the aircraft into their fleet, and it saw action in the Suez Crisis, The Aden Emergency, The Sino-Indo-Pakistan War of 1965, The Congo War, The Six Day War, and the Yom Kippur War just to name a few.
It is a single seat fighter equipped with radar with cockpit gauges that highlights the advancements in flight and technology of the day. The aircraft was eventually retired in 2014, with 1972 built. This watch pays tribute to this legendary aircraft of the RAF.
AVI -8 was founded in 2012 and originates from a collaboration between pilots and engineers from around the world, honouring the iconic cutting edge aircraft of their time that provide air defense for the nation. This watch honours the aircraft and the untold stories of the pilots who risked their lives to keep us safe.
Instead of just creating another pilot watch, AVI-8 wanted to dive deeper into the shape and form of the aircraft these watches were made after. They are functional, look amazing, sit comfortably on your wrist and are enjoyable to wear.
The value and price is very hard to beat for what you get, and with the special offer they have on right now and free shipping, it is a fantastic deal you should not miss out on.
In the world we live in now, these watches are more relevant than ever to remember the few who fought for the many so we may enjoy all the privileges and freedoms we take for granted today.
The Hawker Hunter Retrograde Chronograph Edition Watch is an instrument panel on your wrist. The watch itself looks like an instrument panel, and inside the watch has other instrument panels reminiscent of what you would see in the actual aircraft.
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The sub dial at the 10 o’clock position is the 10 minute counter, and represents the exhaust temperature gauge in degrees Celsius in the airplane.
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On the right hand side, the sub dial at the 3 o’clock position is the 24 hour sub dial, and represents the VSI (Vertical Speed Indicator) in the plane. This shows if you are in a climb or a decent. Each mark indicates 1000 feet per minute. So if the needle is 4 dots above the centre of the dial (indicated by the number 18 on the watch), that would mean you are in a 4000 feet per minute climb.
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The bottom sub dial at the 6 o’clock position, is the second counter to 60 seconds, and represents the MACH Meter and will tell the pilot how fast he is flying relevant to the speed of sound.
AVI-8 has an entire fleet of famous RAF inspired watches in their collection, some are in very limited edition numbers, such as the Hawker Hurricane, The Hawker Hunter, The Hawker Harrier, The Spitfire, Flyboy to name a few. They offer automatic and quartz movement watches with a 3 year battery life on their quartz editions and free shipping worldwide with a 2 year warranty on all their watches.
The Hawker Hunter Retrograde Chronograph Designer Series Watch is made of Marine Grade Stainless Steel with a Japanese Quartz Movement. The skeleton hands make it easy to be able to read the time without them getting in the way. I love the texture to the face of the watch, it looks just like the panels we have in the airplane. The case back has their logo etched into the steel, with the model number . Complementing the dial features are piston like pushers that continue the look and feel of a piece of military aviation instrumentation , finished with a vintage stitched leather strap. It comes in a very cool green camo canvas case that looks like a military style weapons box.
The price of the watch is 337 Canadian Dollars or 280 USD and free worldwide shipping.
All of their watches have downloadable instruction manuals so you get the most out of your watch.
Movement- Japanese Quartz Chronograph with 10 minute retrograde and date
Case: Stainless Steel
Case Size: 45 mm
Case Thickness: 12 mm
Lug to Lug: 54.6 mm
Lens: Mineral Lens with an Anti Reflective Coating
Band Width: 22 mm
Water Resistance: 5 ATM (50 Meters)
Weight: 100 grams
The next AVI 8 watches I am looking at are:
Ace of Spades Automatic Harrier AV 4070-03 Stealth Black
Dual Retrograde Chronograph AV-4056-05 Stealth Black
The Madator Chrongraph-Harrier AV 4065-06 Desert Brown
Avon Chronograph-Hawker Hunter AV-4064-06 Desert Brown
Type 300 Automatic AV-4073-33 Spitfire Midnight Chrome Yellow
Bottisham Automatic Limited Edition AV-4069-01 P-51 Brown Black (Stunning Watch)
I would love the find the all Stealth Black Hawker Hunter and any new exciting ones coming out too. There are so many stunning watches they produce.
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I love this watch, it fits my wrist really well and is very comfortable to wear. The quality of the workmanship is very good. The watch comes in 4 different colours. I like this one the best but the all black stealth is very nice too. I have had this watch for about 2 weeks now and have worn it every day. The strap fits great and the leather is very soft on the skin with no rubbing or colour fading. I have had a lot of compliments on the look and the design, and a bunch of my pilot friends were also very impressed with the look and design of the watch and said they will be picking one up too. After placing the order, it arrived 3 days later via FedEx which is super fast. I would highly recommend this company and this watch.
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