I have admired the Lunar Pilot for years. I would check it out online every few months watching for a good price. Over the last year I discovered how comfortable and versatile NATO straps are, so when I saw the Lunar Pilot offered on a NATO strap for such a low price I finally bought it.
There are so many things to love about the Lunar Pilot. First, there is the history represented by this watch. Second, the accuracy of the 262.144 kHz quartz movement powering it (mine is running exactly on time after 1 month). Last the impeccable styling, from the placement of the sub-dials to the excellent visibility of the white on deep black color scheme. Honestly, the Lunar Pilot looks so much better in person, than the pictures show on the site.
More specifically, this version has several features that make it superior to the previous (date) version for me. In no particular order:
No date - Less really is more! The removal of the date window gives the watch dial back a cleaner, symmetrical, less cluttered look.
Return to the older font - I really like the simpler font for the "BULOVA" name.
The polished case - Wow, so nice to see a polished case in this world of bead blasted and brushed steel watches. It makes the watch look really classy and more expensive than it's price.
The single pass nylon NATO strap is thick and well made. The second keeper could be placed closer to the primary, but it's a minor quibble for me.
The only weak element is the lume, which could be brighter.
Still, a real winner!
Cool, cool, cool. Thanks Bulova