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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.

Glycine F104 Automatic: Bigger Case, New Dial Swiss Watches

While the original Glycine F104 (ref. 3933) wristwatch that the Swiss watchmaker has delivered back in April looked absolutely killer to me with its clean, vintage-inspired design, somebody at the company's HQ has probably decided that sales are not quite satisfactory. Enters the Glycine F104 v.2, which is now available in a choice of four or five dials, and even includes a version with a steel black PVD bezel with 46 diamonds (1.80 carats, yuck!)

Glycine F104 Pilot Automatic (Ref. 3932.146AT.LB7R) Swiss Watches

Commemorating the Swiss brand's 100th Anniversary, the new Glycine F104 Pilot (Ref. 3932.146AT.LB7R) automatic wristwatch delivers that great mix of a clean, easy to read dial with an easy to recognize pre-WWII styling, and deliberately oversized body: something that you rarely see when it comes to pilot's watches designed during the last decade or two.

Glycine KMU 48 Black Hand-Wound Limited Edition (ref. 3905.99AT.LB90) Swiss Watches

Claimed to be inspired by Glycine military watches that were produced during World War II, this oversized Glycine KMU 48 (ref. 3905.99AT.LB90) has been here for ages. From time to time, the Swiss watchmaking company refreshes the range with new versions, new finishes and new materials, even including such high-tech ones as carbon fiber. Featuring the same oversized steel case with black PVD treatment, and a refreshed dial, this Glycine KMU 48 Black seems to be the new big thing in all meanings of this word.

Glycine Airman 1953 Vintage Automatic Limited Edition Swiss Watches

Searching for a moderately sized pilot's watch with a nice old-fashioned feel and a military-style 24-hour time display? Well, then you should perhaps have a look at the new Glycine Airman 1953 Vintage Automatic Limited Edition (ref. 3904.14.TB9) timekeeper. The Swiss-based watch manufacturer offers the device in a nice, vintage-styled body, which is equipped with a rotating bezel that can serve as a secondary time-zone indicator, too. Although the self-winding movement that powers it doesn't look as sexy as those NOS Unitas calibers that you can find in some other recently introduced timekeepers (like, for example, this elegant Archimede Deck Watch R (Ref. UA7952)), it still offers you a combination of quality and reliability that you can expect from a watch, which is sold at more than €2000.

Glycine Combat Golden Eye Automatic Diver Swiss Watches

The Swiss watchmaker Glycine has finally updated its Combat range of diving watches with a new version. Soon to be offered in a black PVD-treated case with rose gold PVD elements, the new timekeeper is rather pretentiously named Glycine Combat Golden Eye. Well, I truly hope that next year they will offer the same model with the bezel and crown crafted from bronze. Although not as flashy (if you can apply the adjective to such a noble alloy with its aura of adventure and glory,) on certain markets it's going to be smashing.

Glycine Lagunare L1000 Automatic Diver (Ref. 3899.18-D9) Swiss Watches

The new Glycine Lagunare L1000 (Ref. 3899.18-D9) automatic diving watch comes at a fairly affordable price and combines robust design and high build quality with an exterior that many potential customers may find elegant: an important thing in the world where most diving timekeepers spend most of their lives under an impeccably white shirt cuff of an office worker.

Glycine Incursore II 44mm hand-wound military watch (Ref. 3901) Swiss Watches

Glycine Watch SA will soon start selling its new Glycine Incursore II 44mm (Ref. 3901) hand wound military watch. Presented in a huge stainless steel body around 44 millimeters in diameter (as the name clearly tells us), the new military-styled timekeeper (at least, the version with a so called 'California' dial that combines Roman and Arabic numerals) seems to be deeply inspired by vintage timekeepers from another Italian watchmaker -- Panerai.

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