In absolutely fabulous condition, this square shaped watch from Pilot may never have left the original box, at least not for long.


This has not been easy to research.  Several companies registered the name Pilot, and of course there is a design of watches known as pilot watches which swamps the internet with not relevant information.  The movement is made by a company that is called Brac, and they went out of business in the 1970’s after about 70 years.  So without further evidence we can say this watch was likely built in the 1960’s, but this is admittedly vague.


The condition of this watch is difficult to fault, especially when considering it is at least 50 years old.  Even the strap feels original, hence we have left it on.  The styling is very similar to the Zenith Respirator, of which we have had a few.  The dial and hands have just very light spotting, and the gold plated case shows some tarnishing from not being worn (we can polish that off if you prefer, but it is often preferred to leave it on.)  The 21 jewel Brac 1012 hand winding movement runs well, and has the date at 4.30.  The strap could be swapped for a different colour if preferred.

This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  31.1 mm

Width without crown  28.6 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  37.2 mm

Case Thickness  10.6 mm

All sizes are approximate.  The watch is photographed on a wrist of 190mm/7.5 inches.

Included with this watch is a 2 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.