Islander Aviator Automatic Watch with Leather Strap and an Anti-Reflective Sapphire Crystal #ISL-16


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Product Code: ISL-16
List Price: $299.00
Island Watch Price: $199.00
Savings: $100.00

Islander Aviator Automatic Watch with Leather Strap and an Anti-Reflective Sapphire Crystal #ISL-16

The new Islander ISL-16 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 blue 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-16 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 and now has a red tip.
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 brown 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-16 aviator watch features a screw down crown which provides a water resistance rating of 100 meters.

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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
  • Brown Leather Strap, 22mm
  • Water Resistant to 100 Meters
  • C3 superluminova
  • 1 yr warranty

Customer Review

25 Reviews

  • 5
    Blue A Dial

    Posted by A.B. on Oct 20th 2020

    I am very happy with the look of the dial and the weight of the watch. Another great watch Marc!

  • 5
    Islander Aviator

    Posted by Th M on Oct 7th 2020

    Beautiful watch and fast delivery

  • 5
    Service is awesome

    Posted by Dan Shyne on May 31st 2020

    I am new to watches and researched the heck out of the models that I was looking at before I finally decided to buy from IslandWatch. I decided on the fleiger-esque Islander Aviator. I was excited when it arrived but, noticed that it was having issues. I contacted IslandWatch on the weekend and received a note that a replacement watch was on the way with a prepaid return label. Both arrived quickly and the problem was resolved quickly and easily! Can't wait to purchase again from Island Watch!

  • 5
    Great watch, Great value

    Posted by Martyn Smith on May 18th 2020

    Very pleased with my blue aviator. This is a well thought through design that delivers everything I wanted in a flieger style watch and the NH35 movement is keeping good time.

  • 5
    Great value for a cool pilot watch!

    Posted by Michael Knapp of ‘Strap a Watch’ on May 15th 2020

    These are so cool that I bought two, a black B model, and a blue A model. I showcased them on my YouTube channel ‘Strap a Watch,’ and made a Brown Alligator Strap for the blue one.: Marc is a great business owner and I love his YouTube channel too!

  • 5
    Best Watch Value Ever

    Posted by Chris K on May 15th 2020

    When I first saw it, I knew Marc had designed the perfect watch for me. It had everything I was looking for. Truly the best watch value ever. It keeps great time. The sapphire crystal was a must. 42mm is perfect for my 7.5” wrist. The band is thick and excellent. Overall, a very satisfying experience.

  • 5
    Incredible watch, incredible bargain

    Posted by Mark Fisher on May 15th 2020

    My Dad gave his old Rolex and I love the watch, but the idea of wearing something that expensive everyday doesn’t work for me. I decided I wanted a solid basic automatic and this is a great choice. The crystal, the screw down stem, the lovely thick leather band....all things I’d expect on a much more expensive watch. Well done.

  • 5
    #ISL-16 Blue Dial

    Posted by Tim Davis on May 11th 2020

    I enjoy this watch immensely. Absolutely superb in its' simplicity. Great on the wrist. I've changed out the amazing leather watch strap (for now) for a couple of NATO's from (shout out to TGV - thank you kind sir). I only have two Islander watches thus far, and could not be happier, except I need another one, at least. Outstanding design, outstanding upgrades, outstanding quality. Well done Marc. Very well done, indeed.

  • 5
    Love my new Islander Pilot Auto!

    Posted by Glenn W on Apr 14th 2020

    I've been watching Mark's YouTube Channel for a while, and liked the appearance and craftsmanship of his new pilot line. So I made the order for the blue dial A-type. Very happy with my purchase. Timekeeping is great so far a few days in, and no winding needed from the prior day. Just put it on the wrist and go. The leather strap is more comfortable now than when first delivered, but that is expected of most straps. After purposefully breaking in the strap, it is quite comfortable. I recommend! - My other watches might get jealous...