Scottish Watches Podcast #368 : Aviation, Motor Racing and More with Zero West

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Welcome to the Scottish Watches Podcast – Episode 368! What goes into engineering decades old historically relevant materials into a watch? That’s one of the most interesting aspects of Zero West watch. Today we have the return of co-founder Andrew who takes us through that process of acquiring material from famous planes, cars, motorbikes, etc. The materials always tie in with a special event, which is part of the trio that form every Zero West watch: event, engineering achievement, and personal connection. We chat about how these are part of the new Dambuster line plus we get a tease of what’s to come. Also, stick to the end if you want to know how to place a Mk 9 Spitfire Merlin engine in your retail space.

Wristwatch check: Andrew is wearing their new Zero West db2 Lancaster Chronograph A watch on a person's wrist Description automatically generated with medium confidenceDB-2 LANCASTER Zero West Watches A collection that like other Zero West watches incorporates a personal connection, engineering achievement, and an event. The event for this collection is the Operation Chastise and features material from a downed Dambuster ED825.DB-2 LANCASTER Zero West WatchesDave is wearing his Omega Speedmaster Anniversary 31032425002001 A watch on a person's wrist Description automatically generated Rikki is beating up Dave’s cartoon character with his own. He’s wearing his Batman. A picture containing text, indoor, watch Description automatically generated Daily watch chat: Dave’s current daily is the Oris Propilot X Calibre-400/01-400-7778-7158-07-7-20-01tlcA person wearing a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidence For Rikki it’s the Batman. Closely followed by the Horage Tourbillon 1 and the MAD 1. A close up of a watch Description automatically generated with low confidenceA close up of a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidence Andrews favorite watch from Zero West is the Zero West s2 Spitfire 1936 A close up of a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA close-up of a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidence Zero West S4-p9427-1940 A close up of a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA watch on a wrist Description automatically generated with low confidence Zero West cr-1 Café Racer-1950s A close up of a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA close up of a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidenceZero West ls-1 Land Speed Bullhead Chronograph-1927A picture containing text, watch Description automatically generated During the height of the pandemic, many customers who purchased watches from Zero West were willing to wait to get their watches in person. This prompted to guys to design a retail space. The Studio Boathouse  A picture containing text, outdoor, curb Description automatically generatedStudio Zero West WatchesStudio Zero West WatchesStudio Zero West WatchesStudio Zero West Watches Lancaster watches – These watches not only have their design inspired by an iconic plane, but they also have a piece of one in them. The aircraft model in question is the Avro Lancaster, a British WWII heavy bomber, but specifically to this group of watches, it’s the ED825 Dambuster belonging to the 617 squadron. The watches have the highly engineered case of the Aviation collection with the DB-1 and DB-2 having a brushed and polished finish while the DB-1 Blackout is black PVD coated. All have DSL lugs and come on a custom military and aerospace-grade cross-linked fluor elastomer rubber. On the black enamel dials, we can find latitude and longitude coordinates to the Sorpe Dam and date codes for Operation Chastise. All reference the ED825’s most famous operation. In fact, the entire layout and design of the dial and hands pay respect to the altimeters of this model of aircraft. On the underside of the case, there are more references to its mission, squadron, and what will undoubtedly have watch and aviation fans wanting one of these pieces, a diamond-turned aluminum insert housing a disc repurposed from the aluminum fuselage of the Lancaster ED825. This is set beneath a reverse-printed sapphire crystal. A close up of a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA watch on a rock Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA picture containing floor, indoor, watch, laying Description automatically generatedA close up of a watch Description automatically generatedDB-2 LANCASTER Zero West WatchesDB-2 LANCASTER Zero West WatchesAn over simplified explanation of the way they work with the matterial they aquired from the aircraft whent from this DB-2 LANCASTER Zero West Watchesto thisDB-2 LANCASTER Zero West WatchesthisDB-2 LANCASTER Zero West Watches thisDB-2 LANCASTER Zero West Watchesand  this DB-2 LANCASTER Zero West Watches Astin Martin DBR1. TT-58R Zero West WatchesWith material being taken from the drive shaft. TT-58R Zero West WatchesTT-58R Zero West WatchesTo make the Zero West tt-58r A picture containing indoor, watch, black Description automatically generatedA watch on a book Description automatically generated with medium confidence Zero West Handmade straps Handmade Straps Zero West Watches New bullhead coming soon. 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Now check out the shows we mentioned throughout the episode: Scottish Watches Podcast #204 : Building A British Watch Brand with Zero WestA picture containing graphical user interface Description automatically generated

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