Islander Aviator Automatic Watch with Leather Strap and an Anti-Reflective Sapphire Crystal #ISL-45


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Product Code: ISL-45
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-45

The new Islander ISL-45 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-45 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 blue.
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-45 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
  • Black Leather Strap, 22mm
  • Water Resistant to 100 Meters
  • C3 superluminova
  • 1 yr warranty

Customer Review

12 Reviews

  • 5
    Great value, great service

    Posted by Alan Y on Mar 7th 2021

    Impossible to find a better price for all the features and the decent movement this watch has. Lume is also impressive for not being a diver. Fits exceptionally well on my 7" wrist due to the curved lugs. The blue second hand on this version gives the face a sliver of personality without interfering with or distracting from the sterile dial. Had to switch out the rather uncomfortable strap, but if it works for you, be aware if you plan to add a deployant clasp that it tapers down to 20mm at the buckle end. Service was excellent also. I notified Marc and the sales team of an issue, which they addressed within a few hours, and resolved by the end of the same day.

  • 5
    5 star

    Posted by Braden Stocks on Feb 14th 2021

    5 star

  • 5
    Best affordable quality aviator watch around

    Posted by Marko Kloos on Feb 1st 2021

    This is a delightful aviator style watch that has everything I was looking for in a flyer. Clean and sterile Type A dial, AR sapphire crystal, hacking and hand-winding movement, and a sturdy leather strap. I could do without the date window, but that's a minor quibble. And the blue seconds hand is just a nice little detail that adds just the right amount of visual flair.

  • 4
    Excellent Brush Work

    Posted by Dar on Jan 15th 2021

    For $199 this is something else, the metal brush work on this watch is nothing short of excellent for its price point, I have some $500 and up watches where the brush work is not as good as this $199 piece. My only minor complaint and most would see this as a plus would be the 22m lug width, I think should have been 20 and if you purchase a Haveston strap for this you will see why I say this. Other than that more than pleased. Value for dollar and aesthetics and build quality can not be beat.

  • 5
    Precisely what I wanted

    Posted by Josh on Jan 12th 2021

    I had been on the hunt for a sterile dial flieger with a date window for awhile, and had almost resigned myself to not being able to find one. Enter Marc at Long Island Watch. I got the A dial, which I preferred over the B. I didn't notice that I ordered the version with a blue seconds hand until after the fact, but I really like the pop of color on the dial, I prefer this over the standard white. The flat sapphire is perfect, it's low-profile and far harder than mineral glass, and is a great addition at this price point. Looking for faults on this watch is hard. One nit-pick I have is that I think a black date wheel with white text would have provided more visual continuity, but that isn't enough of a downside for me to vote it any less than Excellent. As for shipping, I ordered it shortly before Christmas, and it arrived before Christmas. I'll be a repeat customer of this site and of Islander Watches, Marc has a keen eye for detail with the watches he's making.

  • 5
    Amazing for the price!

    Posted by Byron Lewis on Dec 28th 2020

    Flawless timepiece! Absolutely a steal at this price too. Nice band, just too small for my wrist. Easily solved with a NATO strap.

  • 5
    I love this watch!

    Posted by Joe on Dec 27th 2020

    So happy with this watch! Looks fantastic, works great, and is extremely comfortable. The blue second hand is awesome and is a detail that makes this watch one of my favorites. I would buy it again in a heartbeat! You can tell someone who loves watches designed this watch. Thank you Marc!

  • 5

    Posted by Stuart Potter on Dec 5th 2020

    Second time dealing with Long Island Watch and not disappointed. Order was delivered on time and as expected. The watch is an absolute beauty.

  • 5
    Great watch

    Posted by Tyler on Nov 29th 2020

    This watch is an excellent deal for the money. I cant seem to take it off my wrist. I think it shoots way above its price point and looks great.