TICINO 44mm Vintage PVD Hand Wind Pilot Watch w/ A 6497 Movement

5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


Looking for a masterfully crafted PVD hand wind pilot watch? Look no further, it’s right here. Powered by a Asian Cotes De Geneve 6497 with AR coating. A true pleasure to own and wear on a daily basis.  We all know that Ticino makes very good watches, but they have outdid themselves with this manual wind chrono gem.  We especially like the stealthy look to this model due to the well done PVD finish.  It’s definitely a top seller. Feel free to ask us any questions.  Low prices and fast shipping.

(model specs can be found further down the page)

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  • Case: 44mm. All brushed PVD. 316L stainless steel
  • Water Resistance: 10ATM
  • Glass: Genuine sapphire crystal (scratch proof)
  • Hands: Blue (Swiss C1 Superluminova)
  • Crystal: Genuine domed inner AR coated sapphire
  • Dial: Black (Swiss C1 Superluminova)
  • Movement: Asian Cotes De Geneve. 21,600 bph
  • Strap: Black with steel PVD deployment buckle
  • Back Crystal: See through mineral glass
  • Comes with a Warranty Card and Presentation Box (box design may vary)


1 review for TICINO 44mm Vintage PVD Hand Wind Pilot Watch w/ A 6497 Movement

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Seriously, this may be what you’ve been looking for.

    After looking at forums and comments elsewhere about this exact watch, I came to the conclusion I’d
    give it a shot. Boy was it worth it! With no batteries and a sapphire crystal, I expect years from this watch.

    First off, I ordered it Friday and it showed up Monday in perfect condition.

    The case finish is a beautiful durable black PVD. If your afraid of scratches, you can opt for the standard version.
    The sapphire crystal is slightly domed, this helps to not blind yourself or you co-pilot. The second hand is small,
    but sweeps smoothly around in it’s own dial. The hand wind movement is shown through the backing of the watch. The detail
    and showmanship is above any other watches anywhere near this price point. Manual winding my watch feels good,
    with smooth distant clicks. The crown is large and seems very secure. Pulling the crown and adjusting the time is slower then some watches.
    This results in a smooth motion for the minute hand. This was important to me. I had a swiss watch, when adjusting the time
    the minute hand jumped around making it hard to precisely set my time. This is not so with this watch. The illumination is par with
    basic watches it seems. It’s not Trijicon! but it’ll get you through the evening.

    If you read the forums, you may have read the band is of a lower quality…that was the older versions.
    When I made my purchase, I had planned on changing the band. Well, The band is actually made VERY nice. The leather is beautiful,
    smooth, and the screws that hold the band near the lugs are nice quality and very flush. The clasp is very strong and stiff. With use this
    has become easier to don. No need to change at all unless you’d want a different color. A brown would look amazing in my opinion.

    One of the best features is the fact that the watch is so clean looking. With the appearance of an altimeter, most of the time it’ll go unnoticed.
    That is until another watch person peers at it and says what is that and where can I get one!
    Really that’s all I have. So in conclusion, If you want a purist pilot watch, hand wind, with sapphire crystal, look no further.


    CAPT. Joe

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