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.
The German watchmaker has just started taking orders for its new Stowa Seatime Black Forest Edition 1 automatic diving wristwatch. Offered at a relatively moderate price of just €1390 (including VAT), the new timekeeper looks like a wise choice for a person looking for a nice diving companion, but not willing to pay premium price for an Omega Seamaster or a Rolex Submariner. Reserved, but also quite handsome, this is so far one of the most attractive divers that money can buy.
Next Monday, on 11th November, 2013, the German watchmaker will start taking orders for its new Stowa Flieger Black Forest Edition 1 wristwatch. As the name implies quite clearly, there will be more models in this new range, which is named after the Schwarzwald mountain range, known not only for its fascinating landscape, but also for the famous "Deutsche Uhrenstrasse": a 300-kilometers long route that includes numerous clock factories and other objects related to German watch- and clockmaking history.