This is a very impressive watch in form and function and I wear it every day. I collected the package from the Post Office on 28April09 and it was love at first sight when I unwrapped it.
It is a complex and intriguing device which, just as with the real Skyhawk, requires skill and aptitude to commission. I particularly like the brilliantly secure but simple 'fail-safe' clasp which is functionally reminiscent of the A4's Master Armament Switch in that deliberate action is required to activate it thereby eliminating inadvertent operation.
Some of the great features of this watch include: Never having to replace a battery, Solar power generation, three alarms and it runs silently.
Some reviewers were not overly enamored of the computer bezel but it too is imminently useful although I agree it won't be required very often though it is there even if only to illustrate to the grandchildren that electronic devices are not the only way to compute.
I love the precision of operation of this watch in all it's modes from the 'zero setting' procedure to the chronograph, count-down timer and all those superfluous time zones, and, although it is replete with gadgets, this is no toy and it pays dividends in the satisfaction of mastering it.
Everything has a downside and if I were to be honest the digital displays can be difficult to read in low light but a watch face can only be so big although a back light would have resolved this issue...................Mister Citizen!
This is the most fascinating and intricate watch I have ever owned and I often reflect on how great it would have been to wear this baby on the flight deck.
My thanks to this forum for the opportunity to share my awesome new watch and a Bravo Zulu(Navy speak for Well Done) to Citizen for recognising the venerable A4-'The Heinemann Hotrod' in such an elegant and delightful object.
Before you go, enjoy some video:
Blue Angels 40th Anniversary
Six scooter low pass
Douglas A4 Skyhawk and Vought F8 Crusader, USS Shangri La '69.