I bought this one sight unseen today and I must say that I am disappointed with it. I sold my Top Gun Dopple (which I loved) for this piece thinking that I would love it even more. Sadly, I do not, not even close as a matter of fact. I don't know if its just an illusion but it feels wider and longer than the Dopple. It's definitely thinner (because there is no double chrono) and the dial is cleaner; but I loved the beefy feel of the Dopple and I loved the busy pilot dial w/day window. This one just seems like it has too much empty real estate on the dial. Maybe I am just being picky and maybe I am just having sellers remorse for selling my beloved Dopple. I dunno but so far I am really not feeling this piece. I got a dozen PM's asking me where I bought my spitfire and how much of a discount I got, i'll get it out of the way now, ZERO and ZERO on this piece as well!
There are some updates to this piece which I do like. The inhouse movement is a plus. The new pilot shape strap is cool and it now comes with a deployment isntead of a tang which is great! The removal of the Top Gun logo on the 9 o'clock side of the case is also nice because it makes the case look clean. And I also like not having the double chrono pusher at 10 o'clock which also adds to making it look a little cleaner than the Dopple Top Gun. The seconds hand is painted black while the tip is white which makes the second hand and fighter jet appear to float, similar to have Rolex did that same concept with their new 42mm black dial Explorer 2.