Interested to know what you guys think about Jack Mason Branded watched. Designed in TX but obviously made across the pond. Got this watch for my birthday from my wife. I love it. This watch looks great with a lot of different combos. It's a classic pilot watch. I surprisingly like the hands. The way they slope inwards starting larger towards the middle out to a sharp point make it really easy to tell the time with just a quick glance. The crown isn't a screw down crown but it's still 100m water resistant. You also can't hear a tick. I appreciate that. Watches without a screw down crown always worry me. I love watches but ironically hate the ticking sound of a clock. Stupid, I know. The second hand has red, white, and blue on it. Additionally the crown is also diamond shaped and stays true to the pilot flieger heritage and is oversized. I love it. Also, the date is where the 6 would be and has a black date wheel so it matches the matte black dial. I love how there is a polished ring on the bottom of the brushed metal bezel. The chamferred edge really catches the light and pops against the brushed metal.
The only con I can find is the fact that it is a mineral crystal. That being said if you want a sapphire, get the auto.
This watch is classic. Will never go out of style. Also, the bands have a quick release pin on them. I have no idea why other people don't do this more. Makes changing watch straps so easy, about 10 seconds. I am a watch guy, I have all the tools, lots of watches and I don't think I can go back to traditional straps. I've already ordered two additional straps and really happy with this watch.