Even though bell & ross watches are categorized under Aviation watches, they are more of an instrument watches than in the sense of classic Pilots watches. It is true that bell & ross powered by Sinn and some of the current “Vintage” bell & ross watches fall under the classic Pilots category. However, the DNA of bell & ross is now synonymous with instrument panel replica watches.
The dial of this bell & ross replica is reinforced with a ceramic case, which is much lighter and easier to wear than the original. The complaints of scratches on the original PVD case are no longer a major issue. The color of dial is a beautiful military green (bell & ross calls it Khaki) with the amazing legibility. The wide 24mm lugs make it is very easy to lay flat on the wrist and the tapered rubber strap is charming. The additional green nylon strap provided with the watch fits the military theme better than the green rubber strap. It also compliments the dial well with a brighter tone of green. Moreover, the red printed MT (Military Type) is striking on the green dial. The date between 4 and 5 is very subtle. With the matching green background of the date window, the bell & ross replica blends in perfectly. Engraving on the ceramic case back is kept neat and simple. The lume on Military Type is outstanding and the matte black ceramic case actually enhances the lume on the dial by appearing dull in the background.
Overall, this bell & ross replica is a fantastic type which should get the most time on the wrist.