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Cependant un site de vente en ligne www.time2give.be est disponible en Francais, Anglais et Espagnol.
De nombreux articles concernant la marque “GAVOX” sont mentionnés sur le web.
La dernière collection de Gavox est une montre dessinée pour l’armé de l’air belge très limitée, Cette édition limitée est exclusivement reservée aux pilotes.
Un version civile de 500 exemplaires est quant a elle disponible en Noir ou Metal.
Gavox Squadron Review: A True Mil-Spec Watch
Review by Patrick Kansa on October 24
This review from A Blog To Watch can be visited on Review
Gavox Squadron Review: A True Mil Spec Watch wrist time watch reviews These days, we’ve got quite an abundance of watches that either intend to mimic military or aviation watches of the past, or even that are re-releases from older catalog items. If you want to get into a watch that has actually been on the wrists of service members, however, your options are a bit more limited, unless you go vintage. Fortunately for you, there is a new option on tap – the Gavox Squadron.
Now, to look at the piece, you immediately know that it’s a chronograph. Past that, though? You’d be hard-pressed to tell that this was a military-issue piece, let alone one for an Air Force. That’s precisely what it is, however. In 2013, the Belgian Air Force reached out to Gavox to create a watch that would meet their needs.
On the surface of it, most of these specs will be familiar to us – sapphire crystals with AR coating, 100m water resistance rating, and an outer timing bezel, for starters. When we get into the functionality, though, we see some new twists. First up, let’s have a look at the chronograph. It’s of the 12-hour variety, but it accomplishes this via a single register (at 9 o’clock) that tracks both the minutes and hours (via two hands, of course).
What does that mean the other registers are tracking? The one over at 3 o’clock is the running seconds; no surprises there, as on just about any watch intended for professional use there has to be an indication that the watch is indeed running. It is the one at 6 o’clock that’s unexpected: it is actually how you set the alarm. Given that it has a 12-hour scale, you can set this no more than 12 hours in advance. Once set, though, you’ll get a digital chirp going off at the appointed time. It was a nice feature, and works as advertised, although in a noisy setting, it is near impossible to hear. In an office or at home, however, it works just fine. Regardless, it is not something we see that often in an analog watch, and it is all made possible by a Swiss-parts version of the Ronda 5130.D.
That covered the needs the Air Force had, in terms of pure capability, and it was left to Gavox to determine the styling. As you might suspect, they looked to the past for the Gavox Squadron’s design. Specifically, they drew inspiration from the aviation chronographs of the 1950s. This nets a very crisp and readable look – the white markings, numerals, and handset contrast sharply with the matte black dial.
With the handset, I thought Gavox did a good job. The shorter hour hand calls to mind the fliegers that have the secondary hour track printed on the inner ring, and I like the needle tips both hands exhibit. If it were up to me, though, I would have perhaps widened and lengthened the hour hand a touch, as the taper from the needle tip does make it seem shorter than it is.
When the lights get low, it is worth noting that there are no problems telling the hands apart – there is an obvious differentiation between the two, and they stand out quite well, picking out the time against the luminous numerals. In this capacity, you can also continue to use the chronograph functions in the dark, as the the chrono seconds hand (as well as the chrono hour/minute hands) are lumed. It was a little surprising to not have any lume on the bezel, but it should contrast enough in a low-light situation that it would still be somewhat usable.
In wearing this watch, it is one that I immediately became comfortable with. It takes a little remembering to recall which beep means the alarm is on (or off), but past that, the functionality is something we are all familiar with. With its weight of 166g, it is a watch you feel on the wrist, but it wasn’t overbearing by any means. And, should you want to lighten the load a bit, you could certainly opt for any one of the straps Gavox sells to replace the steel bracelet. With the case dimensions coming in a 41mm wide by 12mm thick, it is one that easily slips under a shirt cuff, and works well in a variety of situations. The brushed finish to the case and bracelet gives a bit of a muted shine that works well with the matte dial.
I have had several different Gavox models cross my desk over the last year or so, and I have to say, the Gavox Squadron is definitely a big step up in terms of what the brand is offering (both in looks as well as functionality). When it comes to those looks, you do have some options as, aside from the aforementioned straps, you can opt for the stainless steel finish (as we have shown here), or go for a black PVD (and for that, the bracelet has the coating applied before assembly, for thorough coverage). With pricing coming in at $480 (for the stainless) or $520 (for PVD), this is an attractively-priced option for those looking for a mil-spec watch – or just a cleanly executed chronograph with some welcome extra functionality. gavox.com
>Price: 396$ Without VAT ($480 for Europe) (stainless), 430$ Without VAT ($520 for europe) (PVD)
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>Would reviewer personally wear it: Yes, I likely would, though chronographs don’t get as much wrist time for me these days.
>Friend we’d recommend it to first: While it has definitely got mil-spec appeal, I think this is a good all-around sport watch, if someone is looking for more than a simple three-hander.
>Worst characteristic of watch: For me, I would have to go with the alarm – I wish it were louder, or perhaps vibrated rather than beeping.
>Best characteristic of watch: Just how the style was executed. While it looks like a basic tri-compax layout, it manages to mix things up a bit.
Review from Watchreport.com. From Michael Wolfe
I am constantly on the hunt for great looking military style watches, especially with a Sinn watch brand type appearance to them. The Gavox Squadron really delivers this at a much more affordable cost. Some background information direct from Gavox Watches indicates the company was registered in 2011 by the grandson of one of the legendary “Flying Tigers”. Gavox strives to produce timing instruments inspired by exploration of the skies. The founder, as an engineer and a pilot, wanted to produce watches that could be used by individuals in the field, providing multiple functions such as: alarms, chronographs, military time, perpetual calendars and multiple time zones.
The Squadron was specifically designed for the Belgian Air Force with 65 units designed and designated for two separate squadrons of their Air Force. However, the civilian population didn’t get left out as another 500 were produced for the rest of us. As I mentioned earlier, the Squadron model has some strong resemblances to Sinn watch brand productions, specifically the 103 model, but at a much more affordable cost starting at $396 USD for the stainless model compared to watches nearing $2000 USD. A PVD model is also available at $430 USD. Some of the basic specifications of the Squadron are:
Movement: Ronda 5130.D
Dial: Matte Black
Water Resistance: 10bar
Case Diameter: 41mm
Warranty: 2 years
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Heres the conclusions
The Gavox Squadron watches really succeed at achieving the look and the toughness of a military chronograph. The fact they were actually designed for and with the influence of Belgian Air Force personnel, gives them added authenticity, reinforcing the aesthetic. While I think I personally would prefer other complications than an alarm, I appreciate that it’s what was specified. Also, if that is something one wants in their watch, this is probably the nicest option out there.
At $480 and $520 , the price is at the upper limit for a quartz, costing more than Gavox’s own automatics, but the feel of the watch speaks to the price tag.
“Gavox Note : ! Price listed in the review are with the european 21% VAT included”
“for US and out of Europe price are : $396 for the Squadron All Steel and $430 for the Squadron All Black “
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They are sturdy, strong and clearly built to last. On top of that, they really are quite cool looking, with a sleek, sporty presence. So, if you’re looking for a pilot chronograph that doesn’t break the bank and has a real military backstory, the Gavox Squadron is worth considering.
Congratulation to Matt, the winner of the april contest
What would I do if I win a Gavox Legacy:
Matt answer was:
Should I have the Legacy, it would feature in a series of photos throughout the most important day of my life. The first, of it sitting proudly on a bench next to a pair of silver cufflinks. The second, of it being placed on my wrist and adjusted just so, with the three men closest to me in my life gathered behind me. The final shot of the set takes place a short while afterwards in a nearby garden in the Australian wine country, on a sunny spring afternoon in October this year. The sunlight glints off the Legacy as my hands gently brush the cheek of my best friend, dressed in a stunning white dress, just seconds after she becomes my wife…
Matt was one of the 30 contestant who used they creativity to plan a photo scenario with they Gavox Legacy
Check here a Poem that was written by Jonathan
As I never had worn a watch with Roman numerals before, I thought I ought to take a picture of the Gavox in a place where the Roman atmosphere can truly be felt – A place like that, which is close to my heart is the Herodium (for further reading – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H… built by Herod the Great. I decided to write a poem opposed to a short script, and so it follows:
On an April afternoon I was about to doss, The air was thick and warm, When my eyes just came across A post on wristwatchreview, They give away a watch, For months I have been yearning To sport a fine Gavox.
Naval-modern yet so classy Oozing timeless chic, I would then be entitled, For a place within the 'clique', A coterie of men, True gents with taste so-fine Who appreciate timepieces, Oh sweet Gavox, please be mine.
And with the timepiece on my wrist, On a sunny day of June, I'd travel to the desert To climb a special Dune, Which had witnessed by itself Two-thousand years of war, Built by mighty Roman King To be buried there he swore.
And at solstice's midday When the sun is up the sky, The watch's Roman dial, Would then reflect its light, On that glorified acropolis, On all that lived there and had died.
Then King Herod I the Great Will be grinning six feet under, For the Herodium he built, Had survived both sun and thunder, There a young lad had arrived With Roman numerals on wrist, Oh, the legacy lives on, Down with Pluto we shall feast!
Thanks to everyone
Gavox will be present in DAS ERBE UNSERER WELT (First sample here) Magazine of May & June 2014
Das Erbe unserer Welt is part of the National Geographic and is dedicated to the memory of important people that forged the history.
This is why Gavox was contacted, A belgian brand and making watches of the extreme for aviation and pilots, working the the Belgian Air Force.
Very happy about this opportunity we accepted this opportunity arm wide open.
This very limited collection is sold only to those linked to these squadrons