Longines Pilots

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Has anyone owned and/or handled a Longines Pilot replica - the big one with the retro numbers and the -> military mark on the dial? If so any comments worthy of note?
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I can't really help. "Longines Pilot" covers quite a few watches. I have a vague memory that they reissued a looky-likey recently - is that what you mean?

The -> is a pheon; basically an arrowhead. It has been used by the British military to mark government property since the time of Henry VIII.
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Sorry, not a clue...
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I should point out that by "replica" I mean Longines' own reworking of one of their 1940's pilot watches.
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I like it
What size is it
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Not sure but the new ones are big - in the 46mm+ range
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I like it too, but 46mm+ :shock: What kind of plane are they flying?!
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I tried two on at a pawn shop on Fleet Street yesterday. They're massive and much too big for my wrist - and I wear a PAM111 easily! They're pretty tinny too which is probably exactly as they were when originally made but the size is a problem unless you plan to wear them outside your jacket. Or you're a gorilla.
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