Neither the British nor the American forces had a dedicated pilot's watch as far as I'm aware. See this article for reference:I like the pilot design but not the idea of buying a german pilot watch over lets say RAF british or american one doesnt thrill me. yes i know its politically incorrect. Did the german's invent the pilot style ?
If the OP is turned off by German pilot watches for political reasons, then an Italian watch would also be unacceptable as they were allies of Germany. Seiko is out too, for similar reasons, but Vostok is in, as they were allies of the Brits!If you're turned off by the history of the German pilot watch, check out the threads on the A-13A project in the Pilot Watch forum. Designed by an Italian and made in Italy, the face of the watch was inspired by the Waltham A-13A clock found in American planes.
Interesting read!Germans standardized the "Pilot" watch design or more like so called "Pilot" watches are usually homage to German design.
There is brief history of German B-Uhr watches on Monochrome..
The History of the Pilot Watch Part Five: B-Uhr - Monochrome Watches
There are much more German B uhren and chronographs than Allied issued watches.Probably rarity. I'm sure at first the few surviving watches were just considered war trophies. Now I think they are just limited edition homages of war trophies. Kinda like a reproduction of an old German P-08 Luger.
Yes sure, so much better, especially the idiotic three columns' formation used at the beginning of the war with one leader and two wingmans against the four plane German "rotte" formation with two leader and two wingmen (still used today).Seems my post has been removed, can't see why as it's quite clear the RAF was better than the Luffwaffe, do the mods have a problem with historical accuracy?
In fact, at the end of the war, there were over 100 german pilots with over 100 aerial victories each. Do the math...Yes sure, so much better, especially the idiotic three columns' formation used at the beginning of the war with one leader and two wingmans against the four plane German "rotte" formation with two leader and two wingmen (still used today).
Regarding the fighter pilots, you can appreciate how much better British scored here:
Top German ace: 352 kills
Top RAF ace: 40 kills
Top proper British ace: 38 kills
But of course the British were better pilots...suuure.