Islander Aviator Automatic Watch with Leather Strap and an Anti-Reflective Sapphire Crystal #ISL-17


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Product Code: ISL-17
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-17

The new Islander ISL-17 is an Aviator-Pilot style watch with a Type-B 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-17 features a Type-B dial with a large 60-minute scale and a small 12-hour scale in the center of the dial. 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 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-17 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

27 Reviews

  • 5
    Listening is important

    Posted by Francois Lavoie on Jan 22nd 2021

    Marc designs watches that meet his customer's needs. That's why we just keep coming back! Thanks for listening to your customers Marc. This aviator watch pops out at me every time I look at my watch box with a clear glass cover. The size is just right and I didn't even change the strap! The entire Watch/Strap combo simply works ... and that lume!! Fantastic! Great work, great watch, great service.

  • 5
    Great watch

    Posted by John Reiner on Dec 22nd 2020

    Very impressed with the quality and great looks of the watch. Also, the company is great to deal with.

  • 4
    Great watch for the price.

    Posted by Monte on Oct 18th 2020

    The strap is ok, but the watch is great. The Lume is great. I ware this watch 4 days a week on a blue shark nato. This watch is functional as it should be. Great work Mark.

  • 5

    Posted by Jeffrey Standerfer on Oct 17th 2020

    Wonderfully made Flieger watch. I absolutely love it. Super fast delivery; world class service by Marc. Highly recommend Long Usland watch!

  • 5
    Islander Pilot's Watch

    Posted by Richard Sheff on Oct 13th 2020

    Beautiful watch and an incredible value. Only negative is the strap. I changed it out for a blue silicone strap to match my watch's blue dial. Mark, get busy. Silicone matching straps are where it's at.

  • 5
    Islander Type B Aviator Watch

    Posted by John W on Oct 9th 2020

    Kudos to Marc. The watch exceeded my expectations, build and finish, dial layout and color all 5 stars. Prompt shipping as well.

  • 5
    Great Watch For The Right Price!

    Posted by JMA on Oct 7th 2020

    Really a good looking Watch! Mine keeps excellent time. The leather band was a little stiff, but I put some light-weight boot oil on it to soften it up a little (and, yes, it will slightly darken the color a little) and it performs perfectly now. Other than that, I have no complaints.

  • 5
    Beautiful Watch

    Posted by Alouette de Mer on Oct 1st 2020

    My boyfriend is an aviation buff, so I purchased this watch for him because of his love of flying and because of his love of fighter planes. He loves it! I've purchased several watches from Island Watch, and this one like all the others is no disappointment. The renowned Seiko NH35 movement found in this Islander is performing admirably as would be expected, and at +14 sec/day the watch is performing well within the accuracy parameters of this particular Japanese movement. The aesthetics of the watch are beautiful. And the lume is phenomenal. Top marks again go to Island Watch for producing yet another keeper.

  • 5
    Excellent materials

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 19th 2020

    The watch punches above its weight class. I tried about 5 straps and bracelets, settled on a blue nato with white stripe....that one just looked right. I moved the chunky bologna leather strap off this on to a khaki creme dial seiko. It is already looking worn well after only a couple weeks, but dang its a good value and I almost bought the black type a dial right after but then the pro tough was on sale so, I digress. If you are still reading this, pull the trigger. You are gonna be happy.