VC Pilots Timepiece - Wright Brothers?

Alex, in the current issue of Revoultion magazine (Singapore edition), there is an excellent and long article on VC, its history, heritage, present, future etc.  

There was a section where it mentioned that shortly after the Wright Brothers invented the airplane, they wanted a timepiece for aviation purposes, and they placed their order on VC.  And the article also mentioned that this could possible be the First pilots watch ever. 

Is this true?

Also, do pictures exist for this timepiece?
Re: VC Pilots Timepiece - Wright Brothers?
10/22/2010 - 09:02
Hi kk,  I know the watch you are talking about.  There is a picture of it in some previous posts, here is a link to one of them: Hope it helps, we'll have to wait for Alex and other more knowledgeable Loungers to get up before they can provide some more additional info. Best Regards, Dan
Thanks...maybe the two pilots timepieces are a suggestion
10/22/2010 - 09:20
for inspiration for a new historiques piece, similar to the 1907 and 1921?  
Could be...
10/22/2010 - 09:31
you can't get much more credibility or authenticity for a Pilot's watch than that one that the Wright brothers used!
scans and comments
10/22/2010 - 14:18

the watch is in fact a recased VC chronometer movement sold to VC's New York subsidiary in 1890. It is believed that the movement/dial were bought by Mr. Herkner, a watchmaker from Dayton, Ohio who rebuilt a steel case with a large strap enabling the watch to be worn on the thigh.  The Wright Brothers affiliation is under research....

Looks like 1/2 kilo of screws hanging off that wheel!
10/22/2010 - 16:25
...Amazed it could move at all, let alone 18,000 times an hour.
Screw-on caseback?
10/22/2010 - 22:16
Alex, thanks for the additional photos and facts on this historic watch .  Are those are British military markings on the back?
was wondering about that. the
10/23/2010 - 18:01
Problem is that the case is not VC so there are no traces of it in the archives on who owned the watch and what was done with it subsequently
Thanks Alex...
10/24/2010 - 07:04
...Amazing that the first "Pilots Watch" was a VC.