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Techne Harrier: affordable pilot watches!

Le 14 March 2013

We have somewhat neglected our searches for affordable watches these days. What can we say? Probably a consequence of the SIHH 2013 effect. But we never give up very long topics that are dear to us at Les Rhabilleurs! Here is something to satisfy your spring watchmaking cravings without harming too much your billfold with this future Techne Harrier watch.

Techné is a small brand aged of only 3 years which offers affordable watches manufactured away from our European countered to be repatriated in Switzerland and sold via their website as follows: www.technewatches.biz.

To have searched on forums and other websites, it would seem that the brand customers are satisfied with their products.

This year, Techné offers us a classic: a pilot watch revisited and sold at a very reasonable price. The Techne Harrier.

Sold from $ 250 to $ 280 for quartz models and $ 480 for those equipped with an automatic movementHarrier  watches are easy to read and have a nice looking design.

Inspired by cockpit instruments, the Harrier benefits from a new and uncluttered dial design that enhances readability in all environments. It features luminous and oversized minute marks and numerals. Like on military watches of Germand pilots and British troops of the early 20th century, this dial features extra dots at 12 o’clock to allow instant visual orientation.

The hands are skeletonized (with apertures), to show through the information lying beneath them. Forged in sand-blasted 316L stainless steel with or without black PVD coating, the case features a screw-down crown and is water-resistant to 5 bar.

All this with a small canvas + leather strap sold $ 25 on the Techne website and here you go for the summer! What do you think?

Technical Information (automatic models):

  • Smallest unit displayed 4 Hz
  • Caliber Miyota 9015
  • Autonomy (hours) 42
  • Accuracy (minutes per year) 190
  • Measurements Ø 41 x 51 x 11.1 mm
  • Water-resistance 5 bar (50 m / 199 ft, static)
  • Jewel count 24
  • Time base Inline Lever Escapement
  • Limited Warranty 12 months
  • Measure between horns (lugs) 20 mm
  • Crystal Scratch-proof sapphire with inner anti-reflective coating
  • Anti-magnetism 4’800 A/m (ISO 764 certified)