a newcomer to this forum (moi ) would like to ask this question:
How (if ever) do you pilots use your pilot's watch?
I have read with interest all the threads about "what do you pilots wear" and "which is the best pilot's watch" or "what makes a pilot's watch a pilot's watch" - but they all seem rather, öh, acadamic.
I mean: what are all those gizmos for, if nobody ever uses them? Do you really use the E6B on your Navitimer for calculations? Do you need a compass bezel for navigation? Do you use UTC-time (or do you just happen to know your time-zone?)?
I really would like to know wether "pilot's watch" today is only the name for a certain design (like the old-school Fliegeruhr) or a status symbol (thinkin about golden Navitimers with additional Co-Pilot) - or is it still an instrument that is used? A tool?
Cause otherwise any watch would be a pilot's watch, just as long as it is worn by a pilot, right?
Thanks for your input!