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  • AVI-8 SPITFIRE TYPE 300 Automatic Flieger Watch Review - AV-4073-11

    42mm curved case/sapphire crytal

    Feb 10, 2020


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    Probably the Miyota 8218 movement.


    Brand Miyota (Citizen)
    Caliber Number 8218
    Movement Type Automatic
    Diameter 11 1/2”’ (26mm overall)
    Height 5.67mm
    Jewels 21
    Vibrations Per Hour 21,600 bph
    Shock System Parashock
    Power Reserve ~42 hours
    Lift Angle 49 degrees
    Stem 065-212
    Hand Size 1.52mm / 1.0mm / 0.17mm
    Winding Direction Counterclockwise (uni-directional)
    Hacking No
    Hand-Windable? Yes
    Functions Hours, minutes, small seconds (at 4:00), date calendar
    Country of Manufacture Japan
    https://www.menswearstyle.co.uk/2020...ype-watch/8877

    INTRODUCING THE AVI-8 SPITFIRE TYPE WATCH


    Written by Menswear Style in New Collections on the 10th February 2020 / 0 Comments





    AVI-8 has announced the launch of its Spitfire range of timepieces, with the first model titled the Spitfire Type 300 Automatic Edition - paying tribute to the prototype Supermarine developed in 1934. Inspired by the lines, form and design of the famed World War 2 era fighter, AVI-8 delivers a unique take on a stylish timepiece that draws from one of the most famous aircraft to have ever flown. Perhaps no aircraft evokes so much, so quickly as the Spitfire. On its own, this tidy, elegant fighter was a national hero and a pillar of the Royal Air Force. It’s cutting edge design and superior specification gave it a fighting edge in the air against enemy aircraft during World War 2. Throughout the chapters of the air effort, pilots of the RAF skillfully moved the ever-impressive Spitfire from one battle to another. Arguably no battle was more important than the Battle of Britain, where side by side Hurricanes and Spitfires equipped with Rolls Royce Merlin engines helped successfully defend the skies over Great Britain in what was to be a crucial and pivotal stand against the Nazi Luftwaffe. Agile, quick and creating beautiful slipstreams, the Spitfire has long been an almost artful bookmark in the history of the RAF.




    In designing a watch that takes its cues from the Spitfire, AVI-8 has looked at both the obvious and subtle details of its design and fabrication, purposefully injecting them into this timepiece. A 42mm diameter case is shaped to follow the elegantly elliptical form of the Spitfire. From lug to case-body, from the top curve of the convex sapphire lens to the case back and flowing side profile, the Type 300 is an immediate form driven echo of the Spitfire.








    The crown, with its bulbous shape, subtly references the nose of the propeller. In designing the dial, the AVI-8 team looked immediately to the cockpit of the Spitfire. Taking the clear-cut legibility of the gauges and readouts of the aircraft, the Type 300 uses the indexes, hands and layout as its primary blueprint of the dial. Through intelligent design and spatial arrangement, the outer ring of the dial slopes down to the lower dial’s main platform where a seconds subdial site at the five o’clock position is paired with the date display window at the three o’clock position. The hands are uniquely shaped for utter legibility and precision of readout. Taking further cues from the cockpit, the syringe like handset has been modified based on the hands used inside the altimeter and air speed indicators inside the Spitfire. Indexes and hands are lavishly layered with high grade Swiss lume for adept readout in low light conditions. The result is a dial that jumps the cockpit to the wrist all whilst delivering a timepiece that is clearly and undeniably functional as an instrument of time.








    The Type 300 employs a custom modified Japanese made 21 Jewels movement based on the robustly reliable Miyota 8 series. Using only the kinetic power of the wearer’s wrist, the custom designed rotor spins to generate a power source that delivers a beautifully honest battery free experience. The rotor itself is an expression of the skill of the team at AVI-8, who have carved out a unique bird’s-eye view silhouette of the Spitfire as an ever-spinning reminder of the plane that has inspired the watch. Viewed easily through the exhibition see-through case back, the rotor, the movement and inner symphony of gears and wheels are a delight to behold as they work together in harmony to power the watch. Securely holding the case to the wrist, a gracefully brushed solid stainless-steel bracelet with solid deployant clasp tapers from 22mm at the lugs to 18mm. Each watch is paired with an additional premium genuine leather strap, offering versatility to quickly and easily change your style. The Type 300 is complete as a reliably sturdy and wearable field watch with clear aviation design credentials.




    From £335 to £425 at avi-8.co.uk


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Avi-8-Spitf...p2047675.l2557



    That Bay listing reads custom 8215, but it's clearly not an 8215.

    https://miyotamovement.com/product/8215/



    Posture Differenceunder 50 secRunnning Time42 hoursVibration Frequency21600 per hourJewels21 pcsFunctionAutomatic and hand winding
    Quick date setteing

    3 Hands Date
    "Flesh could not keep its glamour, nor eyes their sheen. They would go to nothing soon. But monsters are forever"



    “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
    If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.
    As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide".
    Abraham Lincoln

  • #2
    Never been a fan of this brand but I have to say I do like the look of this one. Wouldn't pay more then $150 or much less to own it though.

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    • #3
      Like gray dial, not bad!

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      • #4
        Oh, that's a nice one!
        Big & Cheap

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        • roadwarrior
          roadwarrior commented
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          While looking at this one you were the first guy I thought of. I know how you like pilot inspired designs and propellers.

      • #5
        Liking the looks of this for sure...I wish it was going to come in at a better price tho...

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        • #6
          Like the case back.

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          • #7
            An interesting design, in some intriguing executions.Thanks for posting this up, Mike.

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            • #8
              Feb 13, 2020


              Perth WAtch

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              Review of this Spitfire inspired piece from AVI-8 Watches, featuring some cool design cues, Miyota 8218 & sapphire crystal!

              "Flesh could not keep its glamour, nor eyes their sheen. They would go to nothing soon. But monsters are forever"



              “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
              If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.
              As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide".
              Abraham Lincoln

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              • #9
                They are really putting out some awesome stuff!
                Some men are morally opposed to violence. Fortunately for them, the men that protect them are not

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