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    Casio for pilot / flying?

    Its easier to ask in here than read every thread result for pilot flying lol.

    I have an MTG-520 that has local, GMT and the analog hands can be set to a third time.

    But the digital is small, not backlit and the light function doesn't capture it well and digital is quicker to read the 24hr format at a quick glance.

    So:
    GMT/Zulu/UTC, 24hr format
    Local, 24hr format
    Chrono for more than 1hr
    Timer (more than 1hr would be nice)
    Date
    Alarm
    Good backlight
    Numbers large enough for at-a-glance read
    Water resist

    Nice, but not required:
    Dual time display


    The 5600 I have is near perfect but no GMT.



    I'm tempted just to save up for a nice mechanical (like a Speedmaster) and go with the Sportys Deluxe Flight Timer lol.

    Thanks and Merry Christmas!



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    Cool Re: Casio for pilot / flying?

    I believe the new GW-9010 Rally Mudman fits the bill.
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    Re: Casio for pilot / flying?

    The PRW-1300 fits your bill:

    Quote Originally Posted by danpass View Post
    GMT/Zulu/UTC, 24hr format
    Local, 24hr format
    Check. Displays local + one other timezone at the same time.

    Chrono for more than 1hr
    Timer (more than 1hr would be nice)
    Stopwatch and CDT: Check

    Date
    Alarm
    Check & Check, up to 5 alarms available

    Good backlight
    Numbers large enough for at-a-glance read
    Water resist
    Check, Check & Check (100m WR)

    Nice, but not required:
    Dual time display
    Check!

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    1300 GMT display east to read at a glance>

    my local time [GMT -8] in lower part of display. Easy digital numeral display for my eyes, positive display is most legible.
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    Re: Casio for pilot / flying?

    This is a good question, and I'm struggling to come up with a really strong recommendation. Large numerals and a more than 60-minute countdown timer are the stumbling blocks.

    I wouldn't recommend the GW-9010 - there's far too much going on in that display for at-a-glance legibility in the subdued light of a cockpit. I can't better Konrad's suggestion of a Protrek 1300 with a positive display.

    The G-8000 in it's 'plain Jane' version would be another contender, but availability is limited these days.
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    Re: Casio for pilot / flying?

    that PRW-1300 does look pretty good. I wonder if they're available in the Colonies .....
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    Re: Casio for pilot / flying?

    I happened to be looking at the 'Pil-Mil' forum a moment ago, and a pilot was saying that G-Shocks are the ideal pilots' watch. Maybe you could ask him which one(s) he has.
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    Re: Casio for pilot / flying?

    Quote Originally Posted by danpass View Post
    that PRW-1300 does look pretty good. I wonder if they're available in the Colonies .....
    The negative display model I ordered from the UK, at present it is not available in the USA. The positive display PAW-1300 versions [green strap/black strap/ titanium bracelet] are available in the USA.

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    Re: Casio for pilot / flying?

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    I wouldn't recommend the GW-9010 - there's far too much going on in that display for at-a-glance legibility
    Looks fine to me .. large clear digits & a simple display ...


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    Re: Casio for pilot / flying?

    Quote Originally Posted by coredump00 View Post
    The PRW-1300 fits your bill:
    Sure it fits...except it isn't a G-Shock. If you want a G-Shock that fits all of that, you should get the G7700. Fits ALL your qualifications, and displays up to 3 time zones.

    EXCELLENT for a pilot...also includes visual alarms with lights.

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