Help! Looking for an Atomic Timing Light-Weight Tritium Solar Watch

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    Help! Looking for an Atomic Timing Light-Weight Tritium Solar Watch

    Hey guys, obviously new here. I'm a pilot and have been using a Citizen Skyhawk AT which is cool but the glowy hands are really weak and I have an older one which doesn't have sapphire glass and it has gotten a bit scratched up. I love the atomic timing and eco-drive though since I literally don't need to worry about it. Do you think I could buy a new Titanium Citizen Skyhawk AT with sapphire glass and have someone replace the glow crap with T100 Tritium?

    Honestly I don't even care if it's nice and fancy with a bunch of features or a nice wrist band, just needs to have the following:
    1. Lightweight (preferably titanium)
    2. Sapphire Glass
    3. Tritium (preferably T100)
    4. Solar or some other perpetual power that I don't have to worry about.
    5. Atomic Timekeeping Radio Updating

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    Re: Help! Looking for an Atomic Timing Light-Weight Tritium Solar Watch

    Wait, just had a thought: Does the tritium interfere with the atomic time radio signal? That might explain why I'm having such a hard time finding a watch with that combination.

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    Re: Help! Looking for an Atomic Timing Light-Weight Tritium Solar Watch

    Don’t think it does. But consider relaxing your requirement for trit.

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    Re: Help! Looking for an Atomic Timing Light-Weight Tritium Solar Watch

    Yeah, that was my feeling. Pick the critical factor...the RF reception or the tritium. It seems this question gets asked from time to time...not just here...but the answer's been the same: a blank.
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    Re: Help! Looking for an Atomic Timing Light-Weight Tritium Solar Watch

    No,titanium does not interfere with RC. Lots of titanium G-Shock Pathfinders out there. Honestly back lit displays are far superior to any lume including tritium, if you want to check the time in the dark well a titanium, solar, RC, G-shock would do it well. Garmin also makes nice pilot watches.

    Assuming you're not flying a SR-71 when you have time to check the time, you could take one hand off the controls to press the light button safely.

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    Re: Help! Looking for an Atomic Timing Light-Weight Tritium Solar Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by wbird View Post

    Assuming you're not flying a SR-71 when you have time to check the time, you could take one hand off the controls to press the light button safely.
    There is no need, you can select automatic light in some g-shocks. When you move your wrist towards you to look at the watch it goes on automatically....

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    Re: Help! Looking for an Atomic Timing Light-Weight Tritium Solar Watch

    Not sure of your budget, but this suits the requirements, sort of.....

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    1. Lightweight (preferably titanium)
    Check.

    2. Sapphire Glass
    Check.

    3. Tritium (preferably T100)
    Has good lume and back light.

    4. Solar or some other perpetual power that I don't have to worry about.
    It's battery, but good for many years.

    5. Atomic Timekeeping Radio Updating
    No need. It's HAQ.

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    Re: Help! Looking for an Atomic Timing Light-Weight Tritium Solar Watch

    That's a heck of a wish list. I can't imagine it exists. If you really want one you might buy a non-tritium watch that meets most requirements, then have a jeweler transplant the dial and hands from a different tritium watch.

    Neither Ti nor tritium would interfere with RF reception.

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    Re: Help! Looking for an Atomic Timing Light-Weight Tritium Solar Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by wbird View Post
    No,titanium does not interfere with RC. Lots of titanium G-Shock Pathfinders out there. Honestly back lit displays are far superior to any lume including tritium, if you want to check the time in the dark well a titanium, solar, RC, G-shock would do it well. Garmin also makes nice pilot watches.

    Assuming you're not flying a SR-71 when you have time to check the time, you could take one hand off the controls to press the light button safely.
    lol

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    Re: Help! Looking for an Atomic Timing Light-Weight Tritium Solar Watch

    Aren't moden planes equipped with all manner of electronic gadgetry negating the need for the pilot to need a watch of any kind?

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