Yet another pilot inspired watch. This is from Arca Futura. Arca Futura is a Japanese company that is famous for its watch winders. As I understand it, Arca Futura means Ark to the Future. Anyway this is their pilot watch. The watch comes in two case finish, bead blaster stainless steel or PVD (?) black case. The comes comes with 4 different dial colour (of the same design). As such, there are 8 different combination of the watch.
The watch has a diamond shaped crown. It is black on the black version and polished on the steel version. All the hands are blackened and the hour and minute hands are filled with one of the colours offered; green, orange, white and black. On the black colour option, the hands are grey (?).
The watch comes with either a black or brown leather strap. The pilot design is carried over to the strap in that it has the 2 metal pins at the lug attachment point.
All the watch share the same basic specifications:
Case: Stainless steel, bead blasted or blackened, 45 mm diameter, 10 mm thickness
Crystal: Mineral with AR coating
Movement: Miyota 8N24, 21,600 A/h, 21 jewels, non-hacking automatic movement
Power reserve: 40 hours
Water resistant: 5 ATM
Retail: USD 220 for stainless steel case and USD 230 for the black case
The part number for the watch reads (I stand corrected on this):
AF: Arca Futura
PA: Pilot Automatic
BBG: Black case, black dial, green markers
Photographs: Arca Futura
I HAVE AN OLD ARCA WATCH INHERITED FROM MY LATE FATHER WHICH IS A LEAST 70 YEARS OLD WITH ILLULINATES DILAS AND HOURS;; WHAT WOULD THIS BE WORTH NOW ? IT'IN PERFECT WORKING ORDER AND DOES'NT LOOSE A MINUTE .. MY NAME IS GEORGE McCORD ;; e-mail: email@example.comReplyDelete
The Arca watch I referred to has a green fiels and ARCA anti magnetic on the dial.. the hours light up at night after dark. I seem to remember my father already had it in 1950's.. Never ever seen an Arca anywhere here in Europe nowdays !!ReplyDelete
Apologies for the late reply. I am not sure about the value of old ARCA watches. Perhaps you can try posting the question on watch forums like watchuseek.