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Cheers Greg ChalkCvanwhite at aol dot com
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Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Samuel L Clemens a.k.a. Mark Twain
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clepsydra Wrote:I do not understand why any watch manufacturer would choose to identify one of its models with a school for fighter pilots, when the watch (measuring time) is irrelevant in air to air combat. Traditional air to air combat (dogfight) lasts a very short time, during which no pilot in his right mind will be looking at his watch, unless he wants to know the exact time of his demise.Associating a pilot's watch line with an airline, an air force bomber squadron, an emblematic airplane, etc, would be a much better idea, imho.
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Best regards,Jim"We are the other people, we are the other people...you're the other people too!" Frank Zappa
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The UK Greg Wrote:Jim, evidently the association of Breitling and TG goes back to the 1990's, if that is correct then IWC are the ones who came second.Whilst ferreting around I saw an article lifted from a magazine referring clearly to an IWC press release stating the IWC Porsche design 1980 being the first titanium watch, earlier today I had read about a titanium model from one manufacture from 1970 and another for a Seiko model from 1975! Both dates are pre IWC's 1980 by my Calender system!!If we or IWC want to keep banding myths as facts then we devalue the brand and appear foolish, especially when we repeat what has already been pointed out as incorrect.
clepsydra Wrote:I do not understand why any watch manufacturer would choose to identify one of its models with a school for fighter pilots, when the watch (measuring time) is irrelevant in air to air combat. ...
What you do may not be so important, but it is very important that you do it well. (my variation of a saying by Gandhi)
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