Men’s Pilot Watches have been present in the cockpit since the beginning of aviation in the early 20th Century. However, it wasn’t until the 1930’s that wristwatches became widely popular in the form of easy to read pilots’ watches. These time measuring instruments were designed with their intended use in mind. Pilots were equipped with chronographs, large observation watches were given to navigators and other crew members wore smaller three-hand watches.

Today, pilot watches are the perfect choice for those who prefer a pared back, practical timepiece. Functional, legible and reliable, they have a unique utilitarian style.

Firstly, in terms of aesthetics, cases are large to ensure that the watch is legible. Similarly, dials are clear with bold printing. See the Alpina Startimer which has a 44mm case with clear, easy to read dial. For maximum visibility, luminescence is used on the dials to ensure they remain legible in poor light. The Ball Engineer Master II Aviator is the ultimate watch for night visibility with 66 micro gas tubes on the dial.

In terms of functionality, Men’s Pilot Watches are designed to be accessible. Firstly, crowns are oversized for ease of use when wearing gloves. See the Oris Big Crown ProPilot. Similarly, bezels are often ergonomically shaped as per the Junghans Meister Pilot Chronograph. This makes them easy to grip. Chronographs such as the Mühle Glashütte Men’s Terrasport I are perfect for timing. For a real all-rounder at a great price, the Citizen Red Arrows Limited Edition is definitely worth consideration.

Whatever your level of interest in aviation, we have a Men’s Pilot Watch to meet your needs. Our handpicked selection from the world’s leading brands are sourced from the UK’s finest Independent Retailers. Shop today and support an inspiring independent business.

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MÜHLE-GLASHÜTTE - Terranaut III Trail Watch M1-40-14/1-NB

MÜHLE-GLASHÜTTE - Terranaut III Trail Watch M1-40-14/1-NB

£1,150.00

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MÜHLE-GLASHÜTTE - Terrasport I Watch M1-37-37-LB

MÜHLE-GLASHÜTTE - Terrasport I Watch M1-37-37-LB

£1,375.00

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MÜHLE-GLASHÜTTE - Terrasport IV Bronze Limited Edition Watch M1-45-08-LB

MÜHLE-GLASHÜTTE - Terrasport IV Bronze Limited Edition Watch M1-45-08-LB

£1,640.00

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ORIS - Big Crown ProPilot Big Date Grey Dial 0175177614063-0782008P

ORIS - Big Crown ProPilot Big Date Grey Dial 0175177614063-0782008P

£1,350.00

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SEIKO PROSPEX - LX Skyline Limited Edition Spring Drive Titanium Watch SNR049J1

SEIKO PROSPEX - LX Skyline Limited Edition Spring Drive Titanium Watch SNR049J1

£4,760.00

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ALPINA - Startimer Pilot Automatic Leather Strap AL-525NN4S6

ALPINA - Startimer Pilot Automatic Leather Strap AL-525NN4S6

£795.00

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ALPINA - Startimer Pilot Automatic White Dial AL-525S4S6

ALPINA - Startimer Pilot Automatic White Dial AL-525S4S6

£795.00

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ALPINA - Startimer Pilot Big Date Black Chronograph AL-372B4FBS6

ALPINA - Startimer Pilot Big Date Black Chronograph AL-372B4FBS6

£980.00

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ALPINA - Startimer Pilot Big Date Chronograph AL-372N4S6

ALPINA - Startimer Pilot Big Date Chronograph AL-372N4S6

£870.00

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BALL - Engineer Master II Aviator NM1080C-L14A-BK

BALL - Engineer Master II Aviator NM1080C-L14A-BK

£1,480.00

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BULOVA - A-15 Pilot Automatic Watch 96A245

BULOVA - A-15 Pilot Automatic Watch 96A245

£399.00

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BULOVA - Lunar Pilot Chronograph Special Edition 96B251

BULOVA - Lunar Pilot Chronograph Special Edition 96B251

£489.00

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BULOVA - Lunar Pilot Chronograph Special Edition 96B258

BULOVA - Lunar Pilot Chronograph Special Edition 96B258

£499.00

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CITIZEN - Avion Men's Pilot Chronograph CA4210-24E

CITIZEN - Avion Men's Pilot Chronograph CA4210-24E

£229.00

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CITIZEN - Blue Angels Promaster Skyhawk A-T Bracelet Watch JY8078-52L

CITIZEN - Blue Angels Promaster Skyhawk A-T Bracelet Watch JY8078-52L

£549.00

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CITIZEN - Navihawk A-T Alarm Chronograph JY8037-50E

CITIZEN - Navihawk A-T Alarm Chronograph JY8037-50E

£599.00

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