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. 
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

24 Reviews

  • 5
    Islander Aviator Automatic Watch

    Posted by Larry Kaplan on Sep 21st 2021

    Handsome watch that works well. Great value!

  • 5

    Posted by Kenneth on Sep 3rd 2021

    Mark, you knocked it out of the park with this one!

  • 5
    Great watch

    Posted by Vesa on Aug 14th 2021

    Just what I thought it to be and what I ordered, Simply great looking watch. Took 3 weeks to Finland

  • 5
    Nice Take on the Flieger

    Posted by Brian Dater on Aug 4th 2021

    Very nice watch, especially at this price. Got this for my son as a gift and he is very happy with it. Full lume dial is striking. LI Watch service is top notch. Order shipped quickly and was well packaged. Overall, very pleased. I'd buy from them again without any reservation.

  • 5

    Posted by Mike on Jun 21st 2021

    Just got this watch a couple days ago. I'd been looking for a relatively inexpensive, mostly traditional styled, Pilot Watch for a while... One that I could use for everyday work wear. Looked at many brands until I stumbled upon the Islander Aviator line... Which had all the features I wanted, many of them you'd only find on a $400+ Pilot watch. I don't know how Marc does it, but this watch is fantastic for the money. Sapphire crystal, handwinding, lock down crown, good thick leather band, clean finish and aesthetics, solid movement (only losing about 3 sec every 1.5 days so far), and the lume is fabulous! Bottom line.... For $200 this is well worth the money. And given the afterthought, I just might have to order one of his field watches to replace my work watch now. This one just seems too nice now that I have it!

  • 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