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Does anyone fly with an automatic (mechanical) watch?  Specifically in a high-g airframe?  Did the timing get thrown off?

Usually I fly with a quartz watch but it’s in for servicing and looking to fly with a Bremont instead.

First world problems...

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Flew with my c-17 bremont in the T-6. Probably lost about 5-10 seconds a day, which was worse than before flying as a UPT IP. Good enough for upt.

Quartz is going to be more accurate, and probably easier to read at night.

But the Bremont is cooler than the Timex/G-shock...

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Why destroy a fancy watch in the cockpit?
go get a $20 g shock 

I’m on my third $20 timex. You asked about mechanical, but I’m with Hoss for what to wear in the cockpit.

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I fly with a Citizen Skyhawk in a high G airframe, as do many other pilots I know. Haven't noticed the timing get thrown off, but it hacks itself every night via radio signal so it's always spot on. 

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I fly with a Citizen Skyhawk in a high G airframe, as do many other pilots I know. Haven't noticed the timing get thrown off, but it hacks itself every night via radio signal so it's always spot on. 


That is not an automatic watch.
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55 minutes ago, ThreeHoler said:

That is not an automatic watch.

 

Is it semi-auto? 😎

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High G or not, it doesn’t matter.  A mechanical movement will never be as accurate as a quartz, they all slowly drift.  But, you don’t buy mechanicals for their accuracy. And no, ones that update via radio signal are not mechanicals. 

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High G or not, it doesn’t matter.  A mechanical movement will never be as accurate as a quartz, they all slowly drift.  But, you don’t buy mechanicals for their accuracy. And no, ones that update via radio signal are not mechanicals. 
High G on a mechanical watch can make it worse at keeping time, since the springs and the other internals can stretch.

But yeah, a mechanical watch on its best day won't keep time better than a quartz watch

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13 hours ago, Warrior said:


I’m on my third $20 timex. 

Oh.. you're the guy on the X-C wearing white Nike's.  Got it.

Not to worry... I'll buy you another drink.  

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2 hours ago, LookieRookie said:

On another note, what ever happened to the attempt to get the Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 as a mil group buy?

Yes!

I think Omega stopped doing the mil discounts?

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