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Islander Aviator Automatic Watch with Leather Strap and an Anti-Reflective Sapphire Crystal #ISL-14

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Product Code: ISL-14
List Price: $299.00
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Islander Aviator Automatic Watch with Leather Strap and an Anti-Reflective Sapphire Crystal #ISL-14

The new Islander ISL-14 is an Aviator-Pilot style watch with a Type-A dial. The case is a very wearable 42mm in diameter and it is just 12mm thick. Lug to lug (or tip to tip) measurement is 48mm. The screw-in case back has the silhouette of an F-14 fighter jet etched into it. The iconic F-14 was manufactured by the Grumman company on Long Island and it was featured in the movie Top Gun.

Inside the case is an NH35, 24-jewel automatic movement with 21,600 vibrations per hour. This self-winding movement supports hand winding and hacks (seconds hand stops when you pull out the crown). Power reserve is about 41 hours fully wound. The NH35 also has date wheel viewed at 3:00 on the dial.

The black dial has SuperLuminova on the sword-style hands and hour makers. The dial is unbranded like many of the vintage WWII offerings. The Islander ISL-14 features a Type-A dial with a clearly marked 60-minute scale and Arabic numerals except at 12:00 where a triangle with dots is used. The hour hand, minute hand, and dial markings are all treated with C3 SuperLuminova. The seconds hand is painted white.
You will note that the dial has excellent visibility due to the use of an anti-reflective sapphire crystal that also guards against scratches.

This model comes with a black leather strap with matching stitching. The buckle is signed (i.e. Islander logo). You can change up the look with a military-style nylon strap and any of our leather straps. The lug width is 22mm.

The ISL-14 aviator watch features a screw down crown which provides a water resistance rating of 100 meters.


SKU:
ISL-14
Availability:
In stock
Product Features
  • Movement:NH35 Automatic (self-winding, hand wind, hacks)
  • Case:Stainless steel, 42mm x 12mm thick. 48mm tip to tip
  • Back:Engraved screw-in back
  • Crystal:Anti-reflective sapphire
  • Band:Leather strap with signed buckle
  • Water Resistant:100 meters
  • Warranty:1 Year
  • SII NH35 Movement with date
  • 42mm x 12mm x 48mm
  • Anti-reflective sapphire
  • Black Leather Strap, 22mm
  • Water Resistant to 100 Meters
  • C3 superluminova
  • 1 yr warranty


Customer Review

33 Reviews

  • 5
    Aviation Flieger

    Posted by Derik Hall on Mar 17th 2021

    After a lot of research I decided to take a chance on this watch. I wasn’t planning on reviewing this but with everything that this watch has to offer at this price I had to write one. First off I did a lot of research on flieger watches. And to be honest unless you want to spend over a grand on one you are going to get a Japanese/Chinese movement. I wanted an everyday watch I could wear. This one fits the bill. The Seiko movement is running +3 sec. a day so far. The non branded dial is what a Flieger is supposed to be. The lume lasted all night. I could read the time at 5am this morning. This is my idea of a Flieger. One you can wear/work with it on. That’s what a Flieger is meant to be.

  • 5
    Solid Flieger

    Posted by JT on Mar 13th 2021

    Super legible (perfect) dial, great lume, nice movement, nice case, 100m WR, sapphire crystal... what else do you want? It wears smaller than the specs. Buy it! The leather strap is meh.

  • 5
    fantastic watch

    Posted by David Norcross on Jan 23rd 2021

    very pleased. great lume, clean uncluttered dial. love the lack of a logo on the dial. running -7 sec/day on average (still settling in). perfect as a casual every day watch.

  • 5
    Just what I wanted

    Posted by CK on Jan 15th 2021

    Perfect size for me, and clean bold dial. Zero fluff. I wanted a flieger, I got a flieger. Anything better is starting at 2 1/2 times the price.

  • 5
    Pilot Watch

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 27th 2020

    Excellent customer service from the Island watch company.

  • 4
    ISL-14 Aviator

    Posted by Matthew Underwood on Dec 2nd 2020

    I wrote praise for this watch, but there is a length limit for reviews. I recommend this watch and have recommended to friends face to face. It's exactly what I wanted, a nice clean Type A, but here are a couple of very minor things that I only noticed in person: I've already ordered a strap replacement and you likely will too. It's not bad but not great. The case sides are large, straight, and flat. This is fine, but because of their shape and size they draw attention to the brushing. The tops of the lugs are rounded, so you don't notice the brushing, but on the sides it sort of looks splotchy. On more premium flieger watches I've seen the minute and second hands either go all the way out to the very edge of the dial (stowa, laco, IWC), or they are shorter and butt right up to the indices in a pleasing way (sinn). These stop at an arbitrary point in between. The "1" on the date wheel isn't centered in the date window. Every other numerals seem to line up perfectly.

  • 5
    Well done

    Posted by Chris Newport on Oct 25th 2020

    I am quite pleased with the watch and support for my questions.

  • 5
    Simple but bold

    Posted by Nicholas Herrera on Sep 27th 2020

    This is exactly what I wanted. I looked at several of the other fleigers on the site and there are so many great ones. But for the price of the Islander and what you get it's a no brainer. The dimensions of the case are just right. The strap was better than expected. Plus, the engraving of the F-14 Tomcat is a nice touch.

  • 5
    Great watch!

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 22nd 2020

    Very good quality, components, durable leather band, really good looking and you can hear it spin and wind which is always nice