IWC, Lange & Sohne, Wempe, Laco and Stowa manufactured the B-Uhr for the Nazi government during WWII. There are homages to the B-Uhr, Laco used to make a fairly true-to-form one (the original was 55mm wide), but this watch is really a synthesis of a bunch of different pilot and pilot-style watches. The A version has an IWC Mark XI-style dial, the B has a B-Uhr-style dial, and the C has a Zenith Special-style dial. The case is fairly shaped like an archetypal British WWW, which was not a pilot's watch at all. Anyway, to each his own. It seems a good value, I'm just experiencing pilot-style watch fatigue after encountering many, many such watches over the past 20 years or so. If you want one, you could do much, much worse (damage to your wallet, at least) than dropping $145 on this one.