This Military Pilots Watch Is Perfectly Wearable at 36mm

The classic German pilot’s watch of WWII (the “beobachtungs-uhren,” or “observation watch”) featured a design so utilitarian and cool that it’s been copped by just about every current manufacturer of pilot’s watches today. Unfortunately, many of these watches, awesome as they are, are downright enormous, in keeping with the classic b-uhren design — the originals were meant to be as legible as possible, and thus were often over 50mm in diameter. It’s not uncommon to see modern executions that are similarly oversized (if not 50mm+, many are 42mm+).

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