At this point no longer anything new for regular readers of my blog that I am a big fan of retro watches. I like most, of course, the original from the 60, 70 and 80 years, but retro design certainly follows them just at the back.
And then there is a type of design that I would not describe as “retro”, but as “vintage”. These are watches whose exterior resembles rather the steampunk look like design, rather than to the of the 60’s to the 80. The Hindenberg Vintage Aviator is a candidate that. It seems part of an old machine, and intentionally grainy and with a used look designed stainless steel case is decisive part of it. The bezel takes this a step further. A mi looks me like a spiral of steel that still makes its service reliably even after long years of use in the factory.
The Crown of the Vintage Aviator personally seems too bulky, but this is as always a matter of taste. However, it fits with the clock vintage look. I really like the dark variant of the clock. The Vintage Aviator is also available in a version with White Dial, however the black version seems very good. In the black dial is one – after all, the Watch called “Aviator”, i.e., pilot – clearly legible Arabic numerals. This is a design feature that, in principle, I always like. The three hands of the clock have high contrast pleasant to see under scratch-resistant Sapphire Crystal. As befits a flier, the Vintage has a thick leather belt riveted.
The timer (GA Hindenberg H-09.110) has indicators of date, day, month and year. Blued screws are a noble characteristic which fits very well with the vintage theme. The Hindenberg has up to 5 ATM water resistance. This is not an exaggeration, but it is sufficient for normal daily use.
My conclusion: El Vintage Aviator Hindenberg is quite good.
- Model No.: 190-H
- Look vintage stainless steel (316L) box
- Genuine leather strap
- Caliber automatic Hindenberg H-09.110
- 20 stones
- Scratch-resistant Sapphire Crystal
- Date indicator
- The time indicator
- Indicator of the month
- The year indicator
- 24-hour indicator
- Blued screws
- Diameter without Crown: 48 mm
- Height of the box: 18 mm
- Closure of the strap: 22 mm
- 5 ATM water resistance
- Weight 174 g strap
- Limited Edition numbered 5750 parts
- Recommended price: €1.390