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I apologize if this is a stupid question or if its already been asked. But can someone please tell me why Pilots watches use a triangle at the 12'o clock position??? And is there any history to it. Who created it and why. :thanks:think::think::think::think:
 

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I apologize if this is a stupid question or if its already been asked. But can someone please tell me why Pilots watches use a triangle at the 12'o clock position??? And is there any history to it. Who created it and why. :thanks:think::think::think::think:
I think that they needed a reference in the dark: without the triangle a dial looks exactly the same in any direction.
 

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Cuthbert is indeed correct.Despite the common misconception the triangle did NOT represent an artificial horizon & in fact on the surviving examples of original WWII B-Uhr watches that I have seen the symbol was an arrow,NOT triangle.
 

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Cuthbert is indeed correct.Despite the common misconception the triangle did NOT represent an artificial horizon & in fact on the surviving examples of original WWII B-Uhr watches that I have seen the symbol was an arrow,NOT triangle.
That would only be the case for the Baumuster B, with the inner hour circle. Baumuster A had the triangle with two additional dots.

Also, the issue of the triangle has been covered before on Pil-Mil:
https://www.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=308021&highlight=triangle
https://www.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=115376&highlight=triangle
https://www.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=85027&highlight=triangle
https://www.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=54193&highlight=triangle
 
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