It's a good thing that wearing a watch is something that you can do regardless of the weather, because Australia is in the midst of an absolute doozy of a summer. Over the last few months devastating fires have ravaged the countryside, and now parts of the land are completely flooded. Regardless, I went out in search of timepieces at a very damp Sandown race track, about 25 kilometres south east of Melbourne, for the first round of the Australian GT Championship. Here's what I found: And now to the watches: Riley's (@roleyman) Longines Avigation BigEye Riley has been after a pilot's watch for quite some time, and when this Longines Avigation BigEye came up at a reputable secondhand dealer late last week, he jumped at the opportunity. A former GPHG 'Revival Watch Prize' winner, the Avigation is a very cool watch. The dial is charmingly utilitarian, and harks back to the tool watches of* the '50s, and the 41mm stainless-steel, stepped case, domed sapphire crystal and pronounced chronograph pushers give it good wrist presence without being too overbearing a problem with some pilots watches. Riley says his new Longines is going to take over weekend watch duties from…

The post Weekend watch (and race car) spotting with JR appeared first on Time and Tide Watches.

More...