At the beginning of the 20th century pilots had to navigate nearly on their own. Especially at night or high appearance this had been so exhausting, mostly for young pilots, that someone built huge, easy-readable wrist watches, called pilot watches. Hamburg based watch maker Pop-Pilot Watches recently reinterpreted these timeless masterpieces.
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Within their Pop-Pilot watch range they satisfy two needs at the same time – wanderlust and fashion. Although we like to explore the world and be supertramps of our time we don’t want to abstain from quality, style and comfort. While looking at Tokyo via instagram and drinking a coffee in Munich we want to feel every second beat on our wrist. We want to explore our neighborhood as well as the metropolis, ideally at the same time.
IATA Codes – the short codes of wanderlust
Each watch is dedicated to an outstanding airport, recognizable on the name and a IATA tag on the face. The JNB for example is dedicated to the OR Tambo International Airport, formerly known as Jan Smuts International Airport or Johannesburg International Airport. The international airport nearby Johannesburg in South Africa is the busiest airport of Africa and the doorstep to an inspiring culture as well as breathtaking nature.
As beautiful the watches look as good do they work. The 42mm watch case is made of stainless steel and a sapphire crystal glass. Together with the screw-down crown the case is very durable. Each Pop-Pilot watch works with a Citizen-Miyota quartz movement which works fine as a real time watch. The watch comes with one interchangeable nylon strap which can easily be changed. Beside the possibility to change the straps, they don’t avoid water like leather ones wherefore you’ll like to go swimming with the watch too – especially because the watch is water resistant up to 10 ATM.
In a nutshell the Pop-Pilot watch is a wonderful jack of all trades which you don’t want to miss. It is beautiful, it makes you want to travel, it works fine and will suit you well.
Thanks Pop-Pilot watches.