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    The First Ever Aircraft Grade ALUMINUM Watch?

    Is it? I can't remember ever hearing of one, but it seems unlikely that it's never been used before if, as the maker states, there are so many benefits to it. Too large for me, but the price seems reasonable and I do like the look and the concept of a watch made from recycled materials

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    The Timex 100 doesn't count?
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    The Timex 100 doesn't count?
    Apparently not, maybe "aircraft grade" is the distinguishing factor
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    GP did some aluminium models, supposedly using aluminium from a Ferrari engine block:

    http://www.fratellowatches.com/an-un...7-chronograph/

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    Uncommon then, but not the first by any means
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    Probably even lighter than titanium, but I don't really like the look of it.

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    Doesn't appeal to me.
    Prefer my aluminium Sector 155 Chrono.

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    The First Ever Aircraft Grade ALUMINUM Watch?

    Aircraft grade aluminum does not really mean anything. 6061 aluminum can be "aircraft grade" aluminum. IIRC it just means the aluminum has to go thru extra inspection for use. And the fact they say 6000 series makes me wonder if it is anything more then common 6061.

    Basically it is probably mostly marketing BS.


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    I already have an aluminium watch:
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    The First Ever Aircraft Grade ALUMINUM Watch?

    Didn't Journe make their sport watch in aluminum? I'm guessing they would not have used soda can grade aluminum in their watch.

    Edit: They did indeed.

    Last edited by FuzzyB; Jul 25, 2015 at 02:43 PM.

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