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    Last night my watch stopped and instead of buying a new battery, I thought I would invest in a new one, and when I say invest - I do mean invest, as my budget is 150, for me that's three weeks wages (!)

    I know that there are some special aviation or aeronautical or whatever watches available out there but I know nothing about them, could someone please explain the difference between a normal watch and an aviation/aeronautical watch please? If the difference isn't going to benefit me, I'll get the Argos catalogue out...

    Thanks,
    DTVAirport

  • #2
    http://www.sportys.com/acb/showprod....tGroup_ID=1253

    There isn't much of a difference. The pilot watch will just get you laid faster.

    I kid of course. That's a U.S. based company though.

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    • #3
      I've got my eye on this:
      http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argo...4UC211789X.jpg

      The below watch that I was looking at (but was well above what I'm willing to pay) had a "flight computer" as one of its features - what does that do?
      http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...%2Bwatches.htm
      DTVAirport

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JordanD
        [url]The pilot watch will just get you laid faster.
        I don't wear a watch. I don't have that problem.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bmiChris2k5
          I've got my eye on this:
          http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argo...4UC211789X.jpg

          The below watch that I was looking at (but was well above what I'm willing to pay) had a "flight computer" as one of its features - what does that do?
          http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...%2Bwatches.htm
          A flight computer is nothing at all like what you are probably picturing. A flight computer is more like a slide rule that allows pilots to make quick calculations on things like fuel burn, time enroute, etc. Really absolutely uselss if you're not a pilot. Just get a regular watch to save yourself some money and make yourself look like less of a tool

          Here's what a regular flight computer looks like

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          • #6
            I can't wait until I buy an electronic flight computer. The E-6B is pretty easy to use but it can be a pain in the ass at times. My CFI seems to not want me to use an electronic one.

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