AVI-8 Hawker Harrier II 08

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Why green?  Well, it is certainly a pilot’s watch, and a military pilot’s watch at that, but it does not strike me as a modern Air Force or Navy pilot’s watch.  It strikes me as a possible vintage Army Air Corp. homage, or really a watch suited for a U.S. Marine Pilot.  And since the U.S. Marines fly the Hawker Harrier, it is a perfect association in my mind.  If I had to pick a second target group, it would be fans of the Oregon Ducks, since the “0” at 12:00 and the color scheme reminds me of this Pac-12 powerhouse football team’s colors.

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Watch Overview

  • Brand & Model: AVI-8 Hawker Harrier II
  • Price: $680, on sale for $225
  • Who we think it might be for: Anyone wanting a rugged looking aviator, or, in this color, fans of the Oregon Ducks.
  • Would I buy one for myself based on what I’ve seen?: Yes, at $225 this goes into the no-brainer category.
  • If I could make one design suggestion, it would be: Redo the date wheel with larger text.
  • What spoke to me the most about this watch: It is a great looking watch at a great price.

Tech Specs from AVI-8

  • Movement: Miyota 8215
  • Functions: Date
  • Case: Stainless Steel with option rose gold of black IP
  • Glass: Mineral crystal
  • Water resistance: 50M
  • Lug width: 24mm
  • Straps: Leather with fabric insert, nylon NATO
  • Diameter : 47mm
  • Length:  55mm
  • Case height: 13mm
  • Weight of watch head: Not specified

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