This is the 42mm Classic watch: F-8 Crusader Edition. Constructed in our 316L surgical-grade stainless steel watch case with scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass with inner anti-reflective coating. The dial design features a front-view of the F-8 Crusader plane, with your choice of Pilot wings or SwissPL logo.
The 22mm metal bracelet is comprised of solid links, and uses screws (not pins), which is secured to the watch with solid end-pieces; and the bracelet buckle is equipped with a safety clasp. You can choose to upgrade your watch to the pvd-black case version.
WATER DEPTH RATING
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.
MOVEMENT / ENGINE
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 (shown here).
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; produced either in a metallic gold application, or in color using a traditional manual Swiss dial printing machine building up one color at a time to create the design. Your watch is handcrafted and made-to-order.
The watch uses a uni-directional bezel turning system with 4 bezel ring colors to choose from: black, blue, red and green.
Select from either the SwissPL logo caseback engraving, or we can develop something custom, which reflects your story; working via email to fine-tune the design until it’s perfect for you.
Swiss Components • American Craftsmanship • Designed to Tell Your Story
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 a blend of style and function to encapsulate your heritage, and the milestones you achieved along the way.
• Case Size: 42mm (45mm with crown)
• Case Thickness: 12.30mm
• Lug to Lug: 50mm
• Lug Width: 22mm
• Case Weight: 178 grams
• Depth Rating: 300m / 1,000 ft
• Sapphire Crystal Glass
• Screw-in crown
• Screw down caseback
• Unidirectional bezel
• Bracelet with screws and safety clasp
Mr. Knewitz and SwissPL, you certainly deserve the W-O-W award of the day for customer experience. Your responsiveness and flexibility in creating a precision, customized watch is refreshing in today’s version of customer service. Your interface and revisions have made it very easy to make the purchase decision for my commemorative watch. I am anxious to receive it, but know it will be a daily reminder of great times for years to come. Thanks again to you and your staff.
~ Greg Richardson
Thank you so much! We received THE watch! Bob was completely surprised and said it was the most beautiful gift he’s ever received. He loves it! It’s truly is a work of art. And…. the beautiful surprise personalized watch for me and the flask was so so thoughtful. We also loved the (bottle) openers! Too cool! It’s been a pleasure working out all the details with you and we will certainly be passing out your information / business cards to our acquaintances. All the best in your future and many blessings.
~ Jean Jeffrey
You have brought happiness to those who served our Great Nation by providing them with visible tokens of valorous service. You are commended by a growing number of warriors – at home and abroad!
Alldaron… as an understatement, all I can say is “Dammmmmnnn!” Absolutely beautiful. If I were rating you in my squadron, I’d have to remark “Exceeds Expectations — Minimum supervision required.” My Bros at lunch today were “oohing and ahhing” but I could tell they were pissed. Tough.
I was debating asking you if there was any chance you could push up production, in time for my wedding anniversary, but I could certainly understand if that wasn’t possible. After 33 years in the military, I’ve learned that the surest way to not get what you want is to not ask the question. Then, lo and behold, your e-mail comes saying the watch is on the way. Damn, got my wishes.
The watch looks awesome! Can’t wait to get it. You have some incredible aviators wearing your watches. I’m impressed. Alldaron, thanks. Been an outstanding experience working with you.
Love the watch! Exceeds my expectations. I’ll wear it proudly. Thanks Alldaron for a very nice experience. Appreciate your attention to detail and always being available. You have a lifetime customer.
SwissPL is breaking new ground in the world of fine Swiss watches by providing custom individualized timepieces. My personally designed SwissPL watch glistens with Naval Aviator Wings and a head-on image of an F-14 Tomcat plane. After 30+ years and over 12,000 hours of climbing into high performance jet fighters, I finally have a one-of-a-kind elegant timepiece that reflects and captures my passion and profession. Classic elegance, that is truly unique to you, is what makes SwissPL stand out.