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AVI-8 Lancaster Bomber AV-4038 Automatic Watch

AVI-8 Lancaster Bomber AV-4038 Automatic Watch

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Nice watch, light weight and full of details. Good band but the "Cyclop" is a bit out of place. Once i have scratched it properly i might replace the glass with sapphire, albeit losing some details. This one and the "Flyboy Tuck" also are out of stock on Avi-8s website, i believe Massdrop got some not so perfect leftovers, however if you really want one - Ebay asks for double and you also dont know what you will get there. +6 seconds a day movement, very good also. Nowadays the Chinese are unbeatable, arnt they?! Contrary to many beliefs, Miyota and Seiko movements are made in China but so is Apple.
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Again, for this price i am very happy.
Jinjok
I agree. The Cyclops window has a giant wall around it. Why isn't it flush with the case?
Received mine today! The pictures don't do this watch justice! The strap is super comfortable and the case is lighter than I expected it to be for a larger watch. The lume is a little weak but over all it's a great watch!
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I agree, I have the 4038-04 and love it! Very, very unique in a watch world that basically all look very much the same! My favorite watch.
Hillman-Dion
That's beautiful
Is the 24hr dial lumed?
aleph_one
No.
I recieved my -01 today. It looked really good until I realized that the minute hand spins freely. I've read about these issues with AVI-8, but I was hoping to get lucky.
Jstew
It's a Seiko movement so it should be all-good and reliable as hell.
Tasselhoff
Should have been. I'm not the only person that has received one with one or more detached hands. I think it is something people need to know. I'll still give AVI-8 another shot if I see something I like, I just had trouble with this particular model.
The cyclops to end all cyclopses.
What is a "three-pronged rutter"? Did you mean rudder? Or maybe propeller?
How does one change straps; is it possible even? The black dial...dig that one tho.
Agreed Shonytoys, and $99 for the flat green would be awesome
Buy the flat green, no camo, it's sweet
Last time offered it was $99.00, and worth every penny. Great watch, love mine.
If anyone gets their AV-4038-01 and decides they don't want it, let me know. May be interested in buying it off you
Is it me or do they keep offering drops with only one wearable model that immediately sells out and half a dozen others that only serve to make that one look better by comparison.
The 4038-1 is the only one I was interested in, however given my horrible experience with the last AVI-8 I bought, I would be hesitant to joint the drop if the -1 were still in stock. MassDrop was great in refunding me for the defective AVI - 8 before, but I didn't get the watch as the company would not give MD a replacement for their defective product (second hand fell off in shipping).
Well shit, the 4038-1 is sold out. That's the only one I was interested in :(
Phenomenon
Same, looks like I'm waiting for a new drop.
quartz is meh, but they have good things at their website, thats for sure!
DrakeJ
These are automatic!
Orlandokc
True! I was looking at their website and got confused with other models
I am so confused between the Steel case black dial and the rose gold green dial. Can't buy two.. lol. Utter confusion.. the steel case black dial looks neat with light yellow markers. However, the rose gold green dial version really gives a nice touch to the design, Especially that may green dial. WHY MD why? I may have to listen to some more users before pulling the card out.
raj_pai
Stainless Steel/Black Dial is more versatile I think. Also more consistent with a military aviation inspired watch. In addition, a good rule of thumb, if the watch is big/bold/unusual, you go for the more traditional colors to balance things out. But in the end of the day, it is what you would enjoy more.
Guys, are the dial markers also lumed?? At least the Arabic numerals? The description talks only about the lumed hands. Anyone?
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leelovesbug
Wow. I am one step closer to ordering this now.. lol.. thanks for that pic
There are so few original watch designs, it's refreshing to see something that was not done before. This wears very well , great finish, solid automatic movements. pics of mine on 7.25" wrist.
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Mezz
are the dial markers also lumed?? At least the Arabic numerals? The description talks only about the lumed hands??
Looks pretty unique and I like it, too bad it's about 8mm too big.
FractalPie
Yeah, 48mm is a whopper.
Yeah, it does look weird.
48 mm case too dumn big
Guys, just so you know: they sell these on a regular basis here in Europe for less than < €100,- The $140,- is way overpriced!
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Thanks :-) I'll check it out
hgoor
Not surprising, since their website is https://www.avi-8.co.UK ...
I actually really like the cyclops eye, as well as the other design elements. It's a beautiful watch. The thing is too large for me, unfortunately. Yet another 45mm+ monster us little-wristed guys can't pull off :(
I have an AVI-8 watch styled after either the Hurricane or Spitfire, I can't remember. I can't tell what styling cues I'm supposed to pick up on and the band is of poor quality. I also have occasional issues with the movement.
Vuurwapen
I do like the Hawker Hurricane automatic models. I went looking for a Spitfire model, as I'm partial to that warbird, but they only have a "Supermarine Seafire" that is offered with quartz movement.
The over-large cyclops is an homage to the bubble-like turrets of its namesake. It's definitely towing the line between ugly and different, but I don't think it fully crosses into the ugly territory.
Cyclops is too weird, shame, quite like it otherwise?
This confused me. After digging in and researching the movement, this is a hand winder and a 'charge' is fully wound?
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julesallen
It's an automatic that allows hand-winding as well. And yes, power reserve is measured from a fully-wound state.
Kbone
Thanks @Kbone and @Chris723, this is useful. Always new terminology to learn!
I agree with you Chris723... on one hand it looks odd, but on the other kind of unique and appealing. I guess I will think about it a few days as well.
I'd have jumped on this if it wasn't for the crazy large cyclops, no idea the thinking there, shame :(
Chris723
Just checked their website, so i can see why they did it, still not sure if it looks good though, guess i have 5 days to decide :)
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