Contact

Email: ralphfreshour@gmail.com (also use for PayPal payments)

My phone number is 310.995.3864 and I am in the Los Angeles timezone.

About Me

I’m a Vietnam veteran. I was a mechanic for F-4 Phantom fighter jets. I did a 12 month tour of duty out of Ubon Air Base in Thailand.

I have been collecting and building GMT watches for many years (20+ years) as a hobby, for myself. I have owned as many as 30+ (at one time) GMT style watches and Submariner style watches over the years. I have acquired all of the tools needed to build and customize watches. In fact, you could say I have too many tools!

My workbench is an old roll top desk. I like using this as a watch workbench because at the end of the day, I can close down the roll top and seal off my work…from my cats that live with me!!

I was laid off from Flightsafety a year ago as a Citation ground school instructor and simulator SIC. I started to build myself some more GMT watches but this time, on a white dial, I printed the name of a business jet (Gulfstream). I showed it to an instructor at FSI and he said he wanted one as he just got his G550 type rating.

I posted a picture of his dial on LinkedIn and I immediately started to get inquires from pilots asking if I could build them a GMT watch with their jet name on the dial (Gulfstream, Boeing, etc.). So that’s how I got started building custom GMT watches for other pilots besides myself.

One surprising, unexpected thing that has been happening with these GMT pilot watches is that flight departments have been ordering batches of 10 watches. They want to give them out to their pilots as gifts.

Thank you for your interest in my custom GMT watches and please tell your pilot friends about this website.

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