Unlike the Flieger, there is a degree of tactical sophistication in the pilot's aviation converter. It has the appearance of a complex dashboard instrument that you might actually find in an airplane. But in reality the bi-directional friction bezel used to operate the slide rule is deceptively simple.
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On Spec: Laco California Dial Limited Edition
German watchmaker, Laco, released two new Limited Edition pilot watches today that bring the West Coast summer vibes directly to a wrist near you. Riffing on the traditional Flieger--which Laco had a hand in creating some seventy years ago--these newest versions offer up huge doses California cool.
Off the Cuff: AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane Kent Automatic
For an automatic watch in this price point, the Kent is decently finished. The brushing is uniform. The dial is slick and well laid out. But the lume shoots for the moon. On wrist, just passing through a dim room, the watch will light up. There are also a lot of Easter eggs in the design which will delight military buffs.