The case of the P47 is probably the most traditional of the watch, as it’s a large, rounded pilot style case, all very finely machined and satin brushed. As a matter of fact, the case is finished to the level of watches costing much more than its price would suggest. On the non crown side, you have a metal plate attached to the case via very small rivets and engraved with P47 and the serial number. I’m usually not a fan of watches with excessive branding on the watch, but I like that they went with this vs the Uniq name on the side of the case. I think it’s subtle enough and adds something nice to the watch, especially considering non crown sides of the case usually have nothing to mention.

On the right side of the case you have your large 9mm diamond style push pull  crown and pushers. The chronograph pushers function as they should and have a nice noticeable click when depressed. The crown, as I said is large, but not as large as some pilot watches on the market, and does not stick out as much. I enjoy this, as some pilot watch crowns can really dig into the wrist. The fixed bezel is also nicely decorated with engraved hash marks that correspond with the hour markers on the dial. This is a nice change for a pilot watch as normally they are left smooth and plain. Now, while this watch is 47mm wide with a 55m lug to lug length, it fits very well on my 7.5 wrists, which I think can be attributed to case design and nicely curved lugs.

The crystal is an AR coated sapphire. AR coating, for some that might not know, is anti-reflective , and is applied (in this example) on the inside of the crystal to to help reduce glare . The crystal is very nice on the P47, with no distortion while viewing the dial at any angle.

The case back depicts the P47 Thunderbolt plane and logo. The case back is high polished with a very nice etching done in a frosted finish. While it would be nice to see a fully engraved case back, that of course would up the cost of the watch.

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Included with the P47 is two 22mm straps. One distressed brown leather, which is attached when you receive the watch, and one black zulu style strap. Both straps are well made and compliment the style of the watch. The leather strap is a pilot style, with stainless rivets at the lugs, and one at the end of the long side of the strap. It is just about 4mm, very soft and supple, has not only leather keepers, but also a metal style keeper which is reminiscent of original pilot straps.  It measures in at 130/85mm but the hole placement is done in a way that will allow wrists up to 8 inches to easily wear this strap.

The movement is the Swiss Made Ronda 5040D quartz  movement. This is a very reliable quartz chronograph movement and one that I have had in many watches over the years with no issues.

As can see, Uniq did not hold back on the lume for the P47. The hour, minute/second hands, Arabic numbers and hour dot markers are generously coated with C3 superluminova, making it very easy to read in the dark. Not all pilot watches have this amount of lume applied to them, especially on the numbers and chapter ring. It is nice to see Uniq pay attention to what I feel is an important aspect to a watch such as this.

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I've been an avid watch lover since the age of 7. Watches are not only my hobby but a passion. My favorite style used to be dive watches, but field or non bezel watches have been growing on me. When I'm not reviewing watches I am either cooking or with family and friends.

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