AVI-8 Flyboy Eagle Squadron 4071-01 Automatic Watch | Bronze
The Eagle Squadrons were three fighter squadrons of the Royal Air Force (RAF) formed with volunteer pilots from the United States during the early days of World War II. By 1942, following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Americans had joined the war effort, and the three squadrons formed were transferred to the United States Air Force.
Nonetheless, the bravery, sacrifice by a small group of Americans has not been forgotten and is commemorated by The Eagle Squadrons Memorial located on Grosvenor Square opposite from a statue of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The AVI-8 Flyboy Eagle Squadron Bronze Automatic pays tribute to the Eagle Squadron through a classic pilot watch forged out of a classic silhouette. It is imagined with both history and technology creating a timepiece that is a very wearable homage to this chapter in the heroism of military aviation.
The watch hugs the wrist with a vintage, horizontal hand-stitched leather strap but also comes packed with another genuine leather Nylon strap. The Flyboy Eagle Squadron Bronze comes packed in a handsome canvas-covered field like box and makes for a superb watch for enthusiast and collector alike.
- Movement: japan automatic 3 hands with date
- Dial: black dial with swiss luminous applied index
- Water resistance: 5atm (50m/165ft)
- Band: 20mm tan brown genuine leather strap with tang buckle & extra Nylon strap
- Size: 39mm Round Bronze Case
- Thickness: 12mm
- Lug to Lug: 48.5mm
- Crystal: Sapphire Crystal with anti-reflective coating Lens