Pilot watch is another type of military watch, although not as popular as those watches made for the navy, they have some stunning features and are also known as the pioneer of military watch. Bell Ross is a very famous pilot watch brand, IWC also developed their Pilot series and unveiled a lot of classic watches, both have fine watches and also good replicas, I love them. The Pilot watch I am going to introduce today is from Zenith, which is not a very famous brand I think, but this Type 20 Pilot Extra Special catches my attention, it has a big case, a big crown and extremely exaggerated arabic numeral markers. While the watch discussed below is a replica made by XF, which is also known as V6 or KW, the replica watch is completely made according to the requirement of our watch fans, because a lot of people in some watch forums discussed this watch before and asked when there will be a factory willing to replicate this Zenith Type 20 Pilot Extra Special, after half of one year, the replica was produced out by V6 factory.
The Zenith Pilot replica watch has a big case, actually the case diameter is not very large, only in 45mm. It is exactly the large onion-shaped crown that makes the 45mm case look bigger. And the big crown is very convenient for you to operate, easy to rotate. Case is brushed, on the left side, there are black engravings, on this replica watch, they are “HB – 0710”, I do not know the meaning of these engravings. Four lugs are fixed on the case by screws, lugs are curved so making the case fit your wrist perfectly. Case back has a unqiue embossment, the pattern is a airplane with a flag. On the polished edge of the back, there are correct engravings like genuine Zenith Pilot watch.
Black dial is the brightest spot of the replica. Big Arabic hour markers in white are luminous. The cathedral hands are also a big feature. Both hands and hour markers are filled with Swiss lume, which will offer a strong green light in dark condition. Five-star Zenith logo in stainless steel is three-dimensional. The printings of “EXTRA SPECIAL” and 60-minute markers are in brown color, which exactly echo with the brown leather strap.
The replica watch is equipped with one pair of brown leather straps. Its distressed look has a similar style with Panerai’s ASSO leather band. The brushed buckle, which has a three-dimensional five-star logo, looks like Panerai’s Pre-V style buckle. Do you agree? before make a purchase, please read its specification below.
Movement: Asian ETA 2824-2 Automatic, Modified Plates and Rotor to Genuine Zenith Caliber
Case: 45mm*15mm, 316L Stainless Steel
Crystal: Sapphire with AR Coating
Dial: Black with Super Swiss Lume
Band: Brown Leather Strap with Tang Buckle
Water Resistant: 50m