On December 7th, we remember one of the most devastating surprise attacks in U.S. history: the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor. It is natural that our thoughts turn to the greatest generation and World War II.
I recently received a watch that commemorates one of the great fighter planes of that war. It is a Hawker Hurricane watch courtesy of a new watch brand from the United Kingdom--AVI-8. The Hawker Hurricane was the main fighter plane of the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain in World War II. While the Hurricane is known as a European fighter, the watch still reminds me of the World War II era.
|The AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane Watch|
I really like the clever use of the RAF insignia as a subdial in the
chronograph. I also like the way the watch captures the colors of the
original aircraft. The green shows very brightly with a camera flash. In regular daylight, it is very dark. However, you can certainly see the resemblance in colors in this photograph of a restored Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 shown below.
|Hawker Hurricane Mk 1|
I think that the AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane watch that captures the spirit of the venerable World War II fighter plane very effectively.
|AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane Chronograph Watch|
You can read my full review of this great quartz watch here:
One cool thing about these AVI-8 watches is that they do not cost an arm and a leg. In fact, they are reasonably priced on Amazon.com.
|A Hawker Hurricane in Action Somewhere in Asia!|
I'll bet that the Hawker Hurricane series sells quickly. Here you can see some of the watches in the Hawker Hurricane line: