Pilot watches have been around since the beginning of the 20th century. They made their mark in 1903, a time where pocket watches were the height of horological fashion. Pilot watches, of course, started with pilots themselves, creating a demand for a new kind of watch as pocket watches were impractical for pilots at the time. Today pilot watches are recognised by their oversized and clear design. The style we see today reflects the first design of pilot watches which is a large dial and crown so the watch can be operated whilst wearing gloves.
It is unknown to many how the wristwatch came to be as it actually began with the creation of pilot watches. The pocket watch was not accessible enough for pilots. They were created at the same time heavy planes were and they needed to be operated with both hands. Therefore, having a watch strapped around the wrist was very convenient for pilots.
Men’s pilot watches today are simplistic in design and are for those that prefer a watch with a more practical design. These are not the kind of watches worn to a formal dinner and rather suit an informal business style. If you happen to be a fan of aviation or pilot watches themselves then we have a wide variety here at James Moore Jewellers. Here are our recommendations.
Men’s Pilot Watches
This is a watch that is bold yet stylish in design. The markers on this watch are easy to read and coordinated in a black and white with a silver stainless steel bracelet. This is a sophisticated and durable model which is well suited to casual business meetings as well as those calmer days when only a pair of jeans is required.
If class and sophistication is a look that you strive for within your wardrobe then this watch by Movado comes highly recommended. Movado are well known for their simplistic design, their brand easily recognised by the signature dot at the 12 o’clock mark. This watch is no exception, minimalistic yet highly functional with month and day display.
The design of this men’s pilot watch by Sinn is reminiscent of the classic pilot watch design making this model a brilliant modern recreation. As with the other pilot watches mentioned on this blog, it is not overly complicated in design and rather shows off a simplistic silver and black colour scheme.
All of the watches mentioned in this blog are currently in stock. If you have any questions regarding men’s pilot watches then you can contact us via our website, via phone or comment below!
What is your favourite pilot watch?