Big Pilot's Watch, IW500912, 2002
The original Big Pilot’s watch was designed in the late 1930s and featured a dial that resembled cockpit instruments from the early days of aviation. It had special features designed for pilots: a large, conical crown that could be manipulated while wearing gloves (early cockpits were unheated); a soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields; a front glass secured against displacement by sudden drops in pressure; a luminescent dial, and a triangular index at the 12 o’clock position for instant orientation.
It is credited
Lent by Robert M. Greenberg.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 33.8 × 4.6 cm (13 5/16 × 1 13/16 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Bob Greenberg Selects.