wardialer
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Wrist Watches For The US Air Force Pilots?

Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:37 am

Hi to all,

What type of wrist watches are usually issued to the aviation service men / woman in the US Air Force?
Do the US Air Force pilots have certified US military issued wrist watches? If so, what types are there?

Thx.
 
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RE: Wrist Watches For The US Air Force Pilots?

Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:51 pm

When I was flying the KC-135 (1970s through the 1990s) were were issued the same watch that was used as far back as WWII. It had a 12 hour and 24 hour face on it, was anolog, and you could stop the second hand when we got out "time hack". It had a black face and the hands and numbers were painted with glow in the dark paint, subdued case (not shiny), and a olive drab cloth wrist band.

I don't know if this watch is still in use today.
 
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RE: Wrist Watches For The US Air Force Pilots?

Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:53 pm

Nowadays its the Casio G-Shock. The ugly model that few pilots wear once they're done with pilot training.
 
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RE: Wrist Watches For The US Air Force Pilots?

Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:22 pm

Hi KC135TopBoom

I think your talking about those H3 Tritium watches like here.
http://www.watchmann.com/traserh3watches.asp
 
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RE: Wrist Watches For The US Air Force Pilots?

Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:05 pm

I notice alot of us wear the same watch, aircrew and maintenance since it is analog and digitial with zulu time.
http://www.casio.com/products/Timepiece/Sports/AMW320_Series/
I would help you but it is not in the contract
 
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RE: Wrist Watches For The US Air Force Pilots?

Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:36 pm

Quoting wardialer (Reply 3):
Hi KC135TopBoom

I think your talking about those H3 Tritium watches like here.
http://www.watchmann.com/traserh3wat...s.asp

That is it, except the watches we were issued did not have the date wheel in the 3:00 (1500) position.

Thanks, wardialer.

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