Chronai Big Air No 1 Vintage Watch - Pilot Watch - Men's Watch - Style Watch - Handmade Watch

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Chronai Big Air No 1 Vintage Watch - Pilot Watch - Men's Watch - Style Watch - Handmade Watch

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: mechanical movement, vintage, quality movement, Swiss ETA 6498, Mineral glass, Handmade leather strap, solid 316 stainless steel, One piece forged case construction, see through case back with mineral glass, Case thickness 42mm x 9 mm, Cream coloredvintage dial from the 50s, Serialisation from 1 to 10 documentation
  • Power: Mechanical
  • Readout: Analog
  • Made to Order

The Chronai Big Air No. 1 is our first hand-built watch.

With this model we wanted to create a watch that has a vintage look and feel to it, but with a new and reliable movement. In other words, we wanted to combine the best of two worlds.

The dial and hands are genuine vintages from the ’40s and ’50s. The strap is hand made in Sweden with naturally tanned leather, and the movement is from Switzerland. The vintage dial and hands along with the hand made straps make every watch unique.

Our first batch makes up of 10 exclusive watches. Several features of the watch mirror the design of old Pilot watches from the ’40s and ’50s. The traditional shape and circular form, the crystal set above the lip of the bezel, the smooth style lugs and the thin case body.

The back of the case is a see-through crystal that shows the mechanical movement -a testament to strength, longevity, and precision of engineering. The Chronai Big Air No 1 is powered by an Swiss ETA 6498-1 movement.

The beautiful mechanics with their plain and soft surface goes well with the case. What defines the Chronai Big Air No. 1 watch case is the four-part outer assembly, machined to tolerate no more than 0.1mm. Combined with the big crown, this is what gives the Chronai Big Air No. 1 its unique shape and makes it stunning and classic.

The Chronai Big Air No. 1 comes with a brown natural tanned strap. The strap is hand made with saddle stitches that will last forever.

- One-piece forged case construction, solid 316 stainless steel,  soft-brushed.
- Solid 316 Stainless Steel bezel with domed sapphire glass.
- Solid 316 Stainless Steel see-through case back with glass and o-ring.
- Solid 316 Stainless Steel buckle with a screw-in bar in a solid construction.
- Case size: 42mm x 9 mm (crown excluded).
- Weight: 100 g.
- Cream-colored vintage dial from the ’40s-’50s with applied Chronai logo.
- Steel vintage hands.
- New quality movement: Swiss ETA 6498-1.
- Power reserve: 36 hours.
- Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds and the soft ticking sound of great quality.

The leather has 1st grade, so it naturally has good quality and with proper use, it can last for a lifetime. With time the leather will gain it's own unique patina, as a result, you'll get a more rustic and vintage look. The more you wear the strap - the better it gets.

The leather is a natural material. It is not waterproof. Please, don't swim wearing a leather watch band. In case if leather got wet please, dab off the excess of water with a towel and let it dry.

Saddle stitching is the benchmark for handmade stitching of any kind. Saddle stitching by hand requires more than one meter of cord in the average length strap, two harness needles, two hands, and a keen eye. An average strap has over 100 individual handmade stitch holes. A saddle-stitch offers a unique look that is to be found on very few products of today. It has a distinctive handmade look.

We use high quality waxed Irish linen thread.

Tärnsjö Tannery
Our Leather comes from Tärnsjö Tannery and is described by the tannery as follows:

The art of vegetable tanning leather is thousands of years old. Since 1873 Tärnsjö Garveri has been using these time-tested methods. Industrialization has allowed tanneries to offer standard hides at lower prices and many tanneries have chosen that path. We have not. Why?

Because the aesthetic of vegetable tanned leather is unparalleled and the patina that it develops with use over time cannot be produced any other way. It is also the only way to produce premium leather of desired quality while at the same time respecting our environment.

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5 out of 5 stars

John Jan 17, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Love the quality, look and comfort of the strap. Just what I was looking for, and happy it was found at a good price. Communication with Micael was very good and he was very helpful and accommodating in ensuring the fit was right (small wrist). Micael also ensured I received it for Christmas which meant a very quick delivery time. Very happy, and would highly recommend strap and service.

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Etsy201611 Apr 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly what I was expecting....Thanks Micael

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rainertheoschmid Mar 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The item is exactly what i looked for - great style and great quality!! I strongly recommend this shop for all watch enthusiasts!!!

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Reviewed by Inactive Apr 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Alles wunderbar. Habe das Armband meinem Freund für seine Uhr geschenkt und es passt perfekt!


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