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Islander Black DLC Aviator Automatic Watch with Leather Strap and an Anti-Reflective Sapphire Crystal #ISL-46

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Product Code: ISL-46
List Price: $299.00
Island Watch Price: $199.00
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Islander Black DLC Aviator Automatic Watch with Leather Strap and an Anti-Reflective Sapphire Crystal #ISL-46

This is a new version of the Islander ISL-46 with a black Type-A dial (without a date window). The dial is unbranded like many of the vintage WWII offerings. The hour hand, minute hand, and dial markings are all treated with C3 SuperLuminova. The seconds hand is painted orange. You will note that the dial has excellent visibility due to the use of an anti-reflective sapphire crystal that also guards against scratches.

The black DLC 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. This model comes with a black leather strap with matching stitching. The buckle is signed (i.e. Islander logo). The lug width is 22mm. The ISL-46 aviator watch also features a screw down crown which provides a water resistance rating of 100 meters.

SKU:
ISL-46
Availability:
In stock
Product Features
  • Movement:NH35 Automatic (self-winding, hand wind, hacks)
  • Case:Black DLC Stainless steel, 42mm x 12mm thick. 48mm tip to tip
  • Back:Engraved screw-in back
  • Crystal:Anti-reflective sapphire
  • Band:Leather strap with signed black DLC buckle
  • Water Resistant:100 meters
  • Warranty:1 Year
  • No Date:No Date Window Version
  • SII NH35 Movement with no 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

26 Reviews

  • 5
    High quality, low low price!!!

    Posted by Jared Czaplewski on Aug 21st 2021

    Showed this watch to my dad, along with my marathon black GSAR...he thought they were similar in quality. I agree, outstanding what you get for what you pay. All the things are there you want: screw down crown and back piece, stainless steel case, sapphire crystal, pvd coating, SII nh35/36 movement. For $200 this is a total steal. The orange second hand really "pops" on this one, and does so in style...especially with the black, goes perfect in contrast with the orange. I bought two of these and glad I did, I like this model more so than the non pvd case w/ red tip second hand. Do yourself a favor and just buy it...you won't regret it...best thing is its so cheap you can easily gift them or go out and buy another watch for yourself with the $$$ you saved :)

  • 5
    Even better than I expected

    Posted by David Wood on Aug 8th 2021

    I got this watch yesterday, and I didn't realize until it was on my wrist that I got a version with no date window (this must be a recent change on the website – I thought I'd ordered one with the date); either way, I like it even better without. The dial is simple and clean. The watch is keeping fantastic time so far, and I traded the stock strap for a Haveston green canvas one, which complements it far better. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    Finally Found My Perfect Field Watch

    Posted by STEVEN PERRON on May 30th 2021

    This is my second Islander. Didn't let me down this time, either. I've been looking for a field watch as clean as this for years. I don't want any words on the dial. I don't need reminders of how deep I can go, who made it, etc. This is PERFECT. I've had it for a couple weeks and I'm VERY happy. Tell me the time and date, and save the advertising. IR coating and lume is exceptional, also. Not my fist Islander, and not my last!

  • 5
    Love this watch

    Posted by Cody Watson on May 16th 2021

    I wasn't really in the market for a new watch, but this thing ticked every box required to try something other than my Citizen field watch for everyday wear. Size: larger than a typical field watch, but doesn't feel oversized. Dial: large, clean, easy to read, nice hands, good lume, and a date window! If I'm wearing a watch on a daily basis, I need a date window. I've already scraped it on a couple metal door frames and the coating and crystal still look new. The signed crown is a nice subtle touch. My one nitpicky criticism? The date window. The date is not centered in the window, so the teens are a little hard to read. There's very little space between the edge of the opening and the 1. That being said, I love this watch and will continue wearing it everyday. Excellent design and functionality at a fraction of the cost of big name brands!

  • 5
    Totally Legit Watch!

    Posted by Robert Madison on May 1st 2021

    This watch is the real deal. Everything about this watch just screams high ROI. You're getting *real* performance for a fraction of what you'd pay for the same performance from a bigger brand. With specs like these, it punches way above its weight: * Automatic movement * Sapphire crystal * 42mm diameter * Water resistant to 100m * It even has a screw-down crown! And on top of all the legit performance specs, it looks fantastic. It's just really, really well done. Marc, nice job on this!

  • 5
    ISL 46

    Posted by Pedro Sáenz on Apr 19th 2021

    Amazing price value options! Not My first Islander, might not be the last. Nice Flieger un a very interesting option with date window. (Very useful for me) The leather band is ok, however, I Will replace it with a black nato ir similar. The service from Long Island watches is outstanding!! Thank You!!

  • 5
    Beautiful in Concept and Execution

    Posted by Tim on Mar 29th 2021

    Beautiful watch! The photos accurately capture the watch's appearance. It's weight is substantial, but not too heavy. Out of the box it ran fast by about 5 seconds per day, but it has settled to about 2 seconds per day after about 3 weeks. I didn't care for the leather strap; it's thick and stiff. I substituted an all-black NATO style strap (#NATO-10-PVD), which looks good with the watch and is more comfortable. Well worth the price.

  • 5
    Clean and tacti-cool

    Posted by Kent on Mar 12th 2021

    Super happy with my purchase as I am generally a “Seiko” watch enthusiast I am not sure I will go back. This watch is everything I’ve always wanted in a seiko but it cost me about a third of what a modded seiko would cost. Seiko does some things well like they’re movements, which this watch has incorporated. But they’re fit and finish does not compare to this Islanders. I’m sold on Islander watches and you should be too!!!!

  • 5
    Classy Modern Aviator

    Posted by Jez Williams on Mar 8th 2021

    Wearing this right now, on a PVD paratrooper strap. The DLC finish is subtle, hides fingerprints and focuses attention on the highly legible sterile dial. Printing is crisp and accurate and the orange seconds hand really pops. Delivery to UK was fast and problem-free. My first Islander but almost certainly not my last.

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