Islander Aviator Automatic Watch with Leather Strap and an Anti-Reflective Sapphire Crystal #ISL-48


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Product Code: ISL-48
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-48

The new Islander ISL-48 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 dial has been treated with C3 SuperLuminova for a great glow-in-the-dark experience. The sword-style hands and hour makers are black. The dial is unbranded like many of the vintage WWII offerings. The Islander ISL-48 features a Type-B dial with a clearly marked 60-minute scale and Arabic numerals except at 12:00 where a triangle with dots is used.
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-48 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 Dial
  • 1 yr warranty

Customer Review

19 Reviews

  • 4
    Islander Aviator ISL-48

    Posted by Dale Loyd on Jun 10th 2021

    I liked the looks of this watch and couldn't pass because of the great price. The 1st watch arrived, nicely packaged and but lasted only 8 hours and stopped running. LongIsland Watch immediately shipped a replacement. I have had the replacement a couple of weeks, wears nicely and the full face LUME is really nice. I replaced the leather strap with a silicone and it has become my everyday wear and I have many. I would have given 5 Stars but the 1st watch was somewhat a disappointment and I question the quality control. It might have been the one-in-a-thousand that went bad...

  • 5

    Posted by Andrew Palmer on Jun 2nd 2021

    This was my first purchase from Long Island Watch and this own brand Aviator style really caught my eye. The case and dial are beautifully finished and sits very comfortable on my 7.5 inch wrist. The screw-down crown feels very solid and winding and date change are easy and feel just right. The leather strap is thick and high quality and really sets of the watch. The all lume dial is just amazing and looks even better through the anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Any improvements? Two small things: the engraving of the plane on the caseback could be much more detailed and I would like the strap to have cream stitching to match the dial. Both small things, but would certainly not stop buying this watch Highly recommended 5* Overall,

  • 5
    Outstanding Quality, Value and Service!

    Posted by Gary Riggs on May 1st 2021

    This watch was a gift from my Brother. First, it arrived 4 DAYS EARLY! Next, it was very well packaged and protected. The watch itself is flawless and as described. I would challenge anyone to find a Pilot watch with these specs at this price-point. I have communicated with LIW on a few previous occasions and have always found them to be quick to answer any questions and really work to do the right thing! Marc and his crew really hit a HOME RUN with this. Thanks to LONG ISLAND WATCH!!!

  • 5
    Lume for days!

    Posted by Cameron Fong on Mar 24th 2021

    I have been looking for a Flieger for ages, and when I found this it was knocking off two birds with one stone, a Type B and a full lume dial. Beautifully finished, a healthy amount of lume means it continues to glow for hours (with adjusted eyes). I swapped out the strap for a Staib mesh and its even more comfortable. There maybe a nice brown Horween in the future as well. Great stuff Mark, extremely happy with this watch. I'm sure there will be more Islander's in my future

  • 5
    customer service

    Posted by Nicholas Covatis on Mar 8th 2021

    Ordered this watch about a month ago and unfortunately found it defective. Ran beautifully on a flat surface but not on my wrist...would stop after 5 to 10 minutes. Contacted Long Island Watch and asked if I could exchange it for another watch which happened to be $10.00 cheaper. I also told them they could keep the $10.00 dollars if they agreed to the exchange. They agreed but insisted they would refund the $10.00 or I could have a NATO strap instead. I agreed and soon received the new watch, strap and a prepaid mailer to send back the defective watch.To say I was impressed would be an understatement. No hassles, no problems or long wait. No doubt where I will be ordering my from. Well done.

  • 5
    Islander Flieger

    Posted by Graham on Mar 7th 2021

    I ordered this watched early February 2021 and I received it in the UK two weeks later. The watch is very easy to read and that the lume is fantastic. The watch is fantastic, easy to read.

  • 5
    Very Nice Watch

    Posted by James Elliott on Feb 19th 2021

    I was looking for a high lum watch but wanted something other than a dive/Luminox style that I already have. I liked the aviator B style with its clean lines. The entire face is coated in Super Luminova so the hands form a shadow effect which works well. Natural UV light works much better than artificial. Watch gains about 2 mins every 3-4 days. Highly recommend this watch.

  • 5
    Islander Aviator

    Posted by Wayne Soglo on Feb 18th 2021

    Great watch and service, highly recommended.

  • 5
    Superb watch and customer treatment!

    Posted by Marcus Buck on Feb 8th 2021

    I ordered the watch on January 15th and by February 4th I had it in my hands in Tromsø in the extreme north of Norway. And when the watch itself more than meet my expectations, I simply cannot ask for more. I'm now a proud wearer of a true Islander! I feel that I'm part of a community.