This is the Captain Dale “SNORT” Snodgrass signature series timepiece with Wings Of Gold, F14 and call-sign SNORT. Constructed in our 316L surgical-grade stainless steel 42mm watch case with scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass with inner anti-reflective coating. Featuring US Naval Pilot Wings (Wings Of Gold), front-view of an F-14 Tomcat with callsign “SNORT” and 5,000 flight hours.
Captain Dale “SNORT” Snodgrass is a legendary F-14 Tomcat pilot; he was the basis for the character Cruise played in the movie. With over 5,000 flight hours in the iconic Grumman F-14 Tomcat, countless Aircraft Carrier landings and numerous classified missions, Dale Snodgrass is a U.S. Naval Hero, a TOPGUN graduate and instructor.
The F-14 is an American supersonic twin-engine two-seat twin-tail variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft; and was the first of its kind, a jet with twin tails.
We are deeply honored to be working with Captain Dale Snodgrass, to produce his signature edition timepiece. Thank you Sir!
The watch case is 42mm (45 with the crown) and the 22mm metal bracelet is comprised of solid links, and uses screws (not pins), which is secured to the watch with solid end-pieces; the bracelet buckle is equipped with a safety clasp. You can choose to upgrade your watch to the pvd-black case version.
The crown, located at the 3-position, is a screw-in style (not push in), meaning you tighten the crown onto the case threading which seals the watch and enables a water depth rating of 300 meters, which is 1,000 feet. The caseback is also screwed-down (not pop on), so that the insides of the watch are secured from the elements.
The movement driving your timepiece is a Swiss engine; power your watch with your choice of Quartz-analog battery movement, included in base price, or upgrade to the Automatic self-winding mechanical movement with 25 jewels.
The 316L steel material is ideally resistant to environmental corrosion and provides an optimum hypoallergenic function for contact with your skin. So regardless if you have a desk job, are engaged in covert spec-ops missions, or you’re just an avid sportsman, your timepiece will survive whatever you throw at it.
The dial fabrication is done in-house, using a traditional manual Swiss printing machine, producing one color at a time, to create the design. The watch uses a uni-directional bezel turning system with 4 bezel colors to choose from: black, blue, red and green. We have gold, silver and orange upon special request.
Select from the options: upgrade to the pvd-black case, upgrade to the metal bracelet, upgrade to the automatic movement, choose your bezel color.
Your military career spans a lifetime of dedication and sacrifice, inherited from the men that came before, and passed on to those that follow. A proud tradition built on commitment and triumph, on honor and support. This timepiece is the perfect blend of style and function to encapsulate your heritage, and the milestones you achieved along the way.
Military Tested / Swiss Components / American Craftsmanship / Designed to Tell Your Story.
42mm Classic Watch Specifications:
• Case Size: 42mm (45mm with crown)
• Case Thickness: 12.30mm
• Lug to Lug: 50mm
• Lug Width: 22mm
• Case Weight: 178 grams
• Water Depth Rating: 300 meters (1000 feet)
• Sapphire Crystal Glass
• Screw-in crown
• Screw down caseback
• Unidirectional bezel
• Bracelet with screws and safety clasp