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    What type of watch is this?

    They're usually grouped as an aviation style watch, but is there a specific name for this angular dial design? I'd really prefer not to refer to them as Bell & Ross homages unless B&R actually came up with that look.

    Also, can anybody point me to another thread or provide names of other brands that carry this design? I'm sort of considering it for a 2H 2012 purchase, but only Steinhart seems to offer it with a an ETA 7750 movement (at a reasonable price...I'm not willing to pay $3-5k for a new B&R)
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    Re: What type of watch is this?

    It's not a dial design, but rather a case design meant to resemble an instrument panel.

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    Re: What type of watch is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by RON in PA View Post
    It's not a dial design, but rather a case design meant to resemble an instrument panel.
    Well noted...and apologies for the mistake in wording. I checked out B&R's website and they just refer to their pieces as "aviation watches." I was hoping there was a more definitive name for the case - like Rolex's Oyster.
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    Re: What type of watch is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by RON in PA View Post
    It's not a dial design, but rather a case design meant to resemble an instrument panel.
    Yep, and you'll find these watches often referred to as an "instrument watch". Go ahead, google it :)
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    Re: What type of watch is this?

    That's it! Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!! I've been pulling out my hair trying to get a successful result on google that isn't 99% littered with B&R. Closest I got was using "cockpit watch" which is the term Junkers and Wenger used, but this is infinitely better =D

    Now let's see how many of these brands offer an automatic chrono movement...although I shouldn't complain. The Steinhart version is actually pretty nice, I just wish they offered a PVD case for it.
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