Saab timing is important.

Whatever type Saab You drive or fly, timing is always very important. Saabs future is now dependent on accurate timing on could say.
One part of Saabism is the various timekeepers their owners use on their wrists and in cockpits.
I have as part of my watch collection some interesting Saab watches and timekeepers with historical importance for Saab.
– The Turbo X watch
– Original 99 Turbo Watch
– The 9-3 watch (one of them all, Saab made a load of different ones)
– The anniversary watch from 1987
– Historical Heuer Rally set used in 60-70 ies by the Saab Rally department
– Omega Olympic Offical Rally FIA timekeeper with Rattrapante function (split-second chronograph)
I am looking for one unique Saab watch if You have seen this one the IWC Mellow Yellow Saab 9-3 watch
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14 thoughts on “Saab timing is important.”

  1. This is without a doubt my favourite. Also manufactured for Saab Aerospace.

    http://www.steffengarage.ch/saab/shop/1383549bf51225017/d000.php

    I had never heard of them until Saab did an accessorie catalogue about 5 years ago and the price was tempting but expensive at around £1500.
    but that said this guy is a fantastic horologeur-his kit is first class and rivals other well know Swiss automatic watchmakers.

    Anyone that really knows their stuff and appreciates workmanship and fine quality in watch design generally goes for a no-quartz movement and that generally leads most discerning folks I know to automatics.

    I still want one but can’t find them anymore.

    • Yes, it same same watch I mentioned above, the Maurice de Mauriac Modern Chronograph. They cost $2500 USD. I think the short run of the Saab version is sold out. Elk parts sold them for a short time.

  2. I wish (Tag) Heuer would offer a current wristwatch with the look of the vintage Master Time you have there. It seems the only thing they can do these days is suck every ounce of blood out of the McQueen mystique.

  3. I like flight computer watches; they may be a bit chunky but they have a lot of great features. I had three: a Seiko flight computer (gave it away because it was just too big),

    I currently own two flight computer watches (no dressy watches because they’re boring):

    http://www.princetonwatches.com/shop/PM7003.asp

    I like it because the digital display can be turned off, plus it’s a “negative LCD” so when the display is off, it is totally blacked out and looks like an analog-only watch.

    I also own this watch:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/CITIZEN-PROMASTER-ECO-DRIVE-SKYHAWK-TITANIUM-JR3060-59F-/330604843673?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item4cf9959299

    Both are great; integral slide rule ideal for fuel and other calculations, stopwatch, countdown timer, the Citizen has three alarms and the Pulsar has dual alarms, and both support multiple timezones. The Citizen is more upscale but I really, really like the Pulsar. Unfortunately none of the flight computers I’ve bought has a sapphire crystal. Citizen has an upgrade program but I’ve been unwilling to go without the Skyhawk for the period of time it takes for them to turn it around. Eventually I’ll upgrade the crystal on the watches (for the Pulsar it will have to be custom cut and ground) because no matter what watch makers call mineral glass (hardened glass, hardlex, etc.) it always scratches. ;-(

    I think I’ve owned only two women’s watches – they are invariably dreadfully boring, and the only women’s watches with any decent, practical features/complications are Casio’s hideously ugly Baby-G line.

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