Thanks altro, and if I mis-read your intentions then I apologise for any incorrect aspersions cast your way. It is hard to get a correct reading of someone's "tone" when posting on these forums and easy to make a wrong assumptions sometimes.
As previously suggested I probably should have posted this thread in the "affordable" forum, even though many of the watches they discuss even there are not "affordable" to me. I posted it here thinking it would draw the most attention and thus the most response.
I mainly only wanted to know general info on the watch brand and specificly if the site was reputable to buy from because I liked several of the watches they have. I can understand your point of view on the navitimer lookalike without the proper slide rule setup. Strangely enough they have a couple more similar watches that actually DO have the proper slide rule as far as I can tell. I don't know why they have one that doesn't.
Since this all began I've talked with a couple of different people who own an Aeromatic or Tauchmeister brand watch and are happy with the quality and operation of their watch though neither of them are the navitimer lookalike.
So still not having the info I wanted on the watch site in question I began looking at the watches on ebay and found a slightly used one from an individual in England for a really nice price. While it is one of the navitimer type knockoffs this one appears to me to have the full slide rule set up on the dial and the moveable bezel ring. Mind you, as I said I'm not a pilot and will not actually need or use the slide rule on this watch any more than I use the one on my Seiko pilot chronograph. I just like the way it looks but I would prefer that the watch have the proper set up.
The picture below is the one from ebay which frankly aint all that great but the seller assures me the watch is in like new condition, only worn a time or two for dress occaisions. At less than $50 I ain't complaining and if it works out I'll feel more comfortable buying other watches of this brand later on and brand new. If it doesn't work out I'll just chalk it up to experience. If you still hold to the opinion that these watches are "crap" or whatever designation it was you gave them then that's ok. I'm over my initial irritation and feel I know better now where you're coming from. Let's just say I probably have different criteria for defining "crap" than you do ok?
If you want to comment it's ok, I don't mind even if you still have a problem with it being a "knockoff". I will point out that it does not have the word "Navitimer" or Breitling anywhere and while it is an obvious copy it isn't a 'replica' watch and any watch person would know that. My mind is easy because there is no copyright or brand infringement I'm aware of.
I'll post better pics once the item arrives in the mail hopefully the end of this week.