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Airbatic - $1500 - $1550
40mm Automatic or
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Basel - $1700
26 Jewel Auto
26 Jewel Auto
15 Jewel Quartz
Santorini - $1250
17 jewel, Manual
Sapphire Series - $1650
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"I purchased the first ancient mariner from you all number of years ago…I
have many watches…Uylsse Nardin, Rolex, on from there….but I'll tell you
the quality and attention to detail, looks and workmanship in your
watches…is so far above these others its almost laughable. For the
heck of it, I took part in a kickstart of a new company LUXURY
watch…I don’t think people understand what luxury means…its not PRICE its
workmanship, its what makes the watch.. you all have nailed it.. from many
years of work and detail….I enjoy and appreciate my watch more every
year…" R A
Automatic or Manual Wind
Shown above with standard luminous
- Stainless steel case –
40mm x 9.5 mm
- Custom coin edge bezel
and acorn crown
- Sapphire crystal
- ETA – extremely decorated
25 jewel automatic movement,
- Water resistant to 150 ft
- leather strap
- Deployant buckle
- Custom leather travel case
- Dial – brass base with copper applied
- Luminous hands - choice of standard
or broad arrow.
- Each watch is numbered.
Manual Wind Specs
The Airbatic Manual
wind uses the ETA 2804 17 jewel movement which is thinner than the
The watch case and
dials are identical in both versions, however the case back on the
manual wind reduces the watch thickness by 2mm… making it one of the
thinnest watches available.
Option: Broad Arrow Hands
Shown left with the standard luminous
and above with broad arrow luminous hands.
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by: Mike W aka UKWolfeman
Time to Blog by
A tribute to the famous "Citabria®"
A pre-war Chief of a different color, the "Citabria®"
was first introduced by the Aeronca Champion Aircraft Corp. in the mid 1960's.
Their famous Aeronca Champ, a plane in which d.freemont took his 1st airplane
ride, was the basis for the souped-up and acrobatic air worthy plane known as
the "Citabria®." Citabria® spelled backwards is Airbatic.
The Airbatic “Citabria®” is sacred to d.freemont because of the relationship
not only to the creator (df), but also for the relationship it has to famous
persons. The Taylor Craft Corp, after a series of buyouts, nurtured this
great little airplane into the famous “Citabria®”… derivation of the name is
Airbatic spelled backward, now owned by Bellanca Aircraft. The principal
engine was a Lycoming, interestingly; df graduated from Lycoming College in
Lycoming County, Pa, the site of Lycoming Engine Corp. Originally
built in north western Pennsylvania, these airplanes were used in greater
numbers as trainers – in fact, df had his earliest training in one.
The death of the world famous airman Steve Fossett in a Citabria® has many
thinking about the unusual circumstances, like the great number of pilots lost
in what is now called the Nevada triangle. Steve lost his life on a clear day
less than 100 miles from his field. Some of his remains were located a year
later. Is there any mystery here… df thinks so! The Citabria® is a fully
certified Airbatic aircraft with more than adequate power to negotiate excessive
winds and turbulence at lower altitudes. The Nevada triangle is now being
scrutinized by many associated with recently complied facts about lost aircraft
in the neighborhood of Area 51.
Steve Fossett was flying a Citabria® on the day he went missing.
Mystery of the Nevada Triangle -
*Note: To the best of our
knowledge “Citabria” is a registered trademark of the Bellanca Aircraft Corp.
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