Sunday, June 26, 2016

Camouflage Watches from AVI-8

I recently came across some really cool looking camouflage watches on Amazon.  The same folks who brought me my favorite aviation-themed watch:  AVI-8.  They've been applying camouflage to some of their best designs and they've been getting great results.

The AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane in Camouflage


It's a camouflage Hawker Hurricane watch from AVI-8.  I already have a traditional AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane, but camouflage could take this model to a whole new level.   Here is my AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane watch:


Here is the new camouflage model of the Hawker Hurricane watch from AVI-8.  I've blown up the photo so that you can see more detail.  For better views, these are clickable:


You can see that the dial details have changed a bit.  This watch features two subdials and moves the aircraft silhouette to a more prominent position at 9 o'clock.

AVI-8 Lancaster Bomber in Camouflage


The Hawker Hurricane is not the only AVI-8 model receiving a camouflage treatment.  The AVI-8 Lancaster Bomber also gets the camouflage look.



The camouflage pattern is a nice touch and really adds character to this basic design.  Here's a photo of an actual Lancaster Bomber sporting some camouflage of its own.

Lancaster Bomber - By Geoff Acton (Flickr: Lancaster Bomber Cowes) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
 
With the Lancaster Bomber model, you can see a simple dial with a large magnifier over the date window.  The bubble at 6 o'clock on the dial is designed to evoke the bombardier's nose bubble on the famed British Lancaster bomber of World War II. 

Lancaster Bomber - By Per from Thunder Bay, Canada (Lancaster Bomber) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Of course, the Lancaster has functional bubbles for gunners throughout the airframe.
Lancaster Bomber - By Per from Thunder Bay, Canada (Lancaster Bomber) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Great Deals on AVI-8 Watches


If you are interested in these camouflage watches, I'd definitely recommend that you jump on them right away.  The prices that I found were pretty awesome and they are always subject to change.

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