- Jan 31, 2002
I recall my father-in-law bought it new in 1996, so that makes it 25 years old. It does not have the thermocompensated Breitling Superquartz, but it is similar in performance. It certainly takes everything I can dish out.Ahhh yes.... the Aerospace! An older one, too, it appears.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium_GirlsSan Martin Stainless Steel Diver Homage
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Panerai Radiomir lookalike. (Gotta work on those names, guys.) Radiomir is from "radio," the radioactive radium paint once used for luminescence. The super expensive Panerai and my Chinese copy are an homage to a WW2 German diver's watch, the Kampfschwimmer.
Yes, it was a Rolex design, and the peculiar Roman/Arabic dial numbers were Rolex's patented "High Visibility dial" from the 1930s. I have yet to read a convincing explanation of why they were thought to be more highly visible.