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Geckota K-01 A Type 40mm ETA Pilot

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  • Say hello to the Geckota K-01 A-Type, your new favourite ETA-based Pilots watch...

    The latest evolution of the range; a new and improved pilots watch that gives new levels of clarity, quality and elegance, and is now supplied complete with a genuine Handmade in Germany leather strap.

    From the moment you strap-on your K-01, its ultra-legible dial, sharp lines and amazingly finished stainless steel case impresses. As ever, inspiration came from iconic vintage Flieger B-Uhren – reimagined as a contemporary classic.

    This watch combines elegant simplicity, superb build quality and a Swiss Made ETA 2824-2 movement at its heart. This is the seventh generation of our K-01 range, and believe us when we say it's the best yet!

    Just like all the other Geckota watches, these will be made in small batches to control quality and exclusivity, don't miss out!


    Solid 316L stainless steel case with screw-in case back.
    Bevelled-edge scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. (2.3mm thick)
    SuperLuminova - BGW9 or Old Radium
    ETA 2824-2 (hacking) movement.

    Water resistant to 10 atm.
    40 mm case diameter (excludes crown).
    8 mm screw-in crown.
    11.9 mm case thickness.
    49.5 mm lug-to-lug length.
    20 mm lug width
    Complete with a Handmade in Germany leather strap.

    Choose your high-quality Geckota watch with confidence – it comes with our reassuring 24-month guarantee.

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    More Info
  • Movement ETA 2824-2
    Watch Lug Width 20mm
    Case Colour Silver
    Case Diameter (excluding crown) 40mm
    Case Thickness 11.9mm
    Case Back Screw-in
    Lug to Lug Length 49.5mm
    Case Material 316L Stainless Steel
    Case Finish Brushed / Polished
    Water Resistant 100 Mtrs (10ATM)
    Bezel Polished
    Watch Strap Handmade in Germany leather strap
    Glass Sapphire crystal (2.3mm thick)
    Luminescence SuperLuminova - BGW9 or Old Radium
    Crown Screw-in
    Power Reserve 38 Hours
    Warranty 24 Months
  • Excellent value


    K-01 Type A Grey : Really like this watch - it differs from the usual Flieger enough to make it unique. I like the hands, the crown and the lovely soft leather strap. Good lume. I think it will look good even on a bracelet, and that doesn't always work for all Pilot type watches.
    Some nice & useful extras included by WatchGecko.

    Excellent Vintage Type A


    I received my vintage 'Type A' and it is an excellent watch. The reduction in thickness from the previous pilot is noticeable. I was a bit surprised to see the watches are not batch numbered like the previous models.

    Baumuster A - true blue, I love you


    I had been searching for a Type A Flieger but was worried I might find it a bit boring. Also, choice for slender wrists is not too big to start with. So when I saw the K01 I was interested. Not too big, classic look combined with an interesting twist (colors). Add to that an interesting price with a proven movement, and I was convinced. Yes, a Miyota 9015 would have done just as well and possibly allowed to make the watch even a bit slimmer, but the 2824 is a great movement too.

    My main worry was whether the nearly 50mm L2L would not be too much on my wrist.

    I received my K01 late last week. This week, I have worn it to work. What a beauty. A clean dial that can look anywhere from black to metallic blue, depending on lighting conditions. A real stunner, without being too flashy. I catch myself staring at it from time to time.

    The case is pretty and seems well finished. The crown is a screw-down which for me is a bit of overkill, but some people might appreciate this.

    I am not one to measure movement accuracy, but I can say that the watch auto-winds rather well. My desk job is rather sedentary and some watches do not wind enough during a work day to still be running the next morning. The K01 has, so far.

    The strap is pretty, but a bit long for me. I am on the first hole and it just about fits (17cm wrist). The strap is also fairly thick, but I think this is normal for this type of watch. It is not stiff, so that is okay.

    To my surprise, my watch came in a wooden box which seemed nicer than what I had expected at the price point. WatchGecko also threw in a few goodies, adding to my positive surprise.

    All things said, I got a real stunner at a very fair price. I had never had a Geckota watch, only straps from WatchGecko, so I did not really know what to expect.

    Well, I am truly impressed.

    Great watch, nice case!


    Great watch: Beautiful case-polish, nice movement. The size is perfect for me. The trend are smaller watches (<42). But every wrist is different, so it's just an individual opinion if the watch is too small/big... I like it!

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As with all Geckota watches, this new K-01 will only be made in small batches of hundreds at a time, ensuring exclusivity and allowing us to control our high quality standard. As always, the K-01 comes with a reassuring 2-year guarantee.

The K-01 hands

This latest K-01 also features new and improved handsets appropriate to each dial version, for the A-type pilots watch we have used strong & chamfered sword hands while for the B-type pilots watch we have used thinner sword hands. Staying true to the original B type pilots watch the hour hand on our Geckota K-01 stays within the inner hour track. We have even heat blued the hands on the appropriate dial versions as another quality statement.

Sharp Lines

This K-01 is the latest evolution in the range, which brings a whole new level of build quality. Strap this watch on and get lost in the contrasting details and sharp finishing. We pride ourselves in setting a high quality standard which you may have never seen accessible at this price point before.


This K-01 Pilots watch draws back on the history of the original watches used by pilots during WW2. Heavily inspired by the Baumuster 'A' & 'B' Fliegeruhren made to certain specifications by Stowa, IWC and others, with a few contemporary twists.

K-01 Handmade strap

A watch of this quality needed an equally impressive strap to match, this is why it is paired with our Vintage Soft Top Grain leather strap. This beautiful vintage styled strap adds the finishing touch and will even look better with age.

Swiss made movement

With such a high level of build quality we knew we needed a movement to match, which is why we used the Swiss Made ETA 2824-2. This is a reliable, well made and extremely easy to service movement which has set the bar for entry level luxury watch movements across the industry.

The K-01 Case

We wanted the K-01 to be perfect for everyday wear so we opted for a 40mm case diameter, arguably the 'perfect size' this watch will be small enough to not impede on your daily life, but big enough to command some presence. For a subtle yet stylish look we have used a brushed finish on the majority of the case, which is nicely contrasted by the polished bevel.

The K-01 dial

As with all pilots watches, legibility is important to the Geckota K-01. To ensure maximum readability we have used large dials with crisp printed contrasting indices topped off with Swiss SuperLuminova to ensure that accurate time can be read whatever the situation. To bring a contemporary feel to the watch we have also opted for Sunburst Blue and Grey options, ensuring that there is something for everyone.

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It's all about attention to detail with the K-01

Featuring a solid 316L stainless steel case, bevelled scratch resistant sapphire crystal and ETA 2824-2 movement, this is a serious timepiece.

Your Guarantee

A screw in crown and case back ensure the watch is water resistant to 100 meters. The K-01 is supplied complete with a matching handmade leather strap. Choose your high-quality Geckota watch with confidence, it comes with our reassuring 24-month guarantee.

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