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Buyer’s Guide: 15 Best Pilot’s Watches to Choose From Buyer's Guide

Looking at our stats, I see that demand for recommendations regarding diving watches is a seasonal thing with most visitors coming in summer and then gradually declining till Christmas only to start growing again in early January. "Pilots" are different animals: I have an impression that people are always interested in "aviators" regardless of the time of season. So, for your reading pleasure, a choice of fifteen timekeepers from under $200 to more than $10,000 as priced by online retailers that I find worthy of being considered while shopping for your new (or maybe your very first!) pilot's watch this year.

Archimede 1950’s Automatic German watches

The German brand has recently updated its collection of dressy three-handers with a nice Archimede 1950's automatic wristwatch that pays homage to timekeepers that were produced by the local watchmakers after the end of the Great War. Although the Japanese movement that powers the device doesn't look nearly as impressive as NOS hand-wound Junghans calibers that they, for example, used for their Pilot OR2 limited edition watch, it is robust and reliable, and looks like an adequate choice for the price.

Archimede Klassik 42 Bicolor Automatic German watches

Owned by Ickler GmbH, a German company that makes its own high-quality watch cases, the local brand has release its new Archimede Klassik 42 Bicolor automatic wristwatch. As usual for the watchmaker, the timekeeper is offered in six variations with all sorts of available customizations that you can possibly imagine. Although not as refined as similarly (base price plus essential options included) priced models from competitors, the timekeeper is certainly worth a look, especially if you are into that sort of rugged beauty that Archimede is known for.

Archimede SportTaucher Kompass Automatic Diver German watches

The sporty Archimede SportTaucher automatic diving watch is now available with a new feature: a bidirectional rotating bezel graduated with a compass-style 360-degree scale. Although, unlike some electronic timekeepers, the new Archimede SportTaucher K (Kompass) doesn't have a real compass function, you can still use this little gadget to impress your girlfriend by finding north (or south). The only three things that you need to do achieve this are the watch, visible Sun, and a girlfriend.

2013 Archimede Outdoor Automatic Sport with Full Luminous Dial German watches

The sporty and elegant Archimede Outdoor Automatic Sport watch has recently been moderately refreshed. Since the timekeeper's deliciously ergonomic stainless steel body doesn't seem to require any special attention, the German watchmaking brand concentrated its efforts on the dial. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Outdoor family has finally received a version with a fully luminous dial.

Archimede Pilot 42 R (Red) Automatic in Titanium German watches

I first planned to write this article back in December, 2012, but soon found out that a refreshed model was in the works and decided to postpone this small review for some later date. Last week, the German watchmaking brand has made me aware about the 2013 Archimede Pilot 42 R Red model together with its two siblings: versions in blue (Pilot 42 B) and white (Pilot 42 W). I still hope to get my hands on one of them sometime, but so far I can only use their official images. So, here we go.

Archimede Pilot OR2 Hand-Wound Limited Edition German watches

Compared to the yesterday's vintage-styled Zenith Pilot Big Date Special Edition (Ref. 03.2410.4010/21.C722) automatic timekeeper this new Archimede Pilot OR2 limited edition watch, may not look as intense and it definitely plays in a different league when it comes to hardware that makes it tick, however, it is also about nine times less expensive and, equipped with a NOS movement from a German ebauche maker, is certainly more exclusive.

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