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Geckota K-01 B Type 40mm ETA Pilot

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  • Say hello to the Geckota K-01 B-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.

    For more information please see our technical data table or contact us

    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
  • Buy this watch!


    I am really blown away by the value this watch offers! I received my K-01 Type B in grey sunburst over a week ago and haven't taken it off my wrist. The first thing I noticed was how superbly finished the case is. The delineation between the satin-brushed sides and lugs and the polished bezel and case lines is first class. I can also honestly say this is the best sized watch I have in my collection. It may wear a touch smaller than 40mm due to the bezel and chamfered crystal minimizing the perceived size of the dial a bit, but the perfectly-sized and downturned lugs make it hug the wrist really nicely. Definitely doesn't look small on the wrist. The crown is sized well for a pilot also - it's not noticeably big like a Zenith but not too small to be practical. Lume is an awesome shade of blue, and Watch Gecko's photo above doesn't show it but on some models like the grey sunburst the seconds hand is completely lumed! My watch has been running a steady -5 sec/day for the last week. Not sure what else to say other than buy this watch! You will not be disappointed.

    Perfect Pilot


    Just took delivery of the black dial 'Type B' watch and I am super impressed. I think the size is just right, at least for my wrist. 40mm is large enough for casual and small enough for more dressy and this watch can do both. I got the Zulu strap to go with it for casual and aviation strap for more dressy. The strap it came with is perfect for my Seiko Alpinist, which is currently on a metal oyster bracelet. Though being specifically made for the Alpinist, it fits this watch also. I am spoiled for choice! I was in the market for a Type B Pilot and was going to pay a lot more than this one cost. It is a tremendous bargain, even the hands a thermally blued: unknown at this price point.

    Nice and solid watch


    Very nice watch. Very solid case. When the sun shines through the glass at evening it looks so great and classy! Vintage Type B is my option. I'm very happy to have this watch. Can only recommend.

    Very nice watch


    Fast delivery, ordered Friday received following Wednesday in the US. Got the type B blue version and it is simply beautiful with the heat treated hands. I was sold the moment I saw an ETA movement version and this does not disappoint at all.

    Superb watch


    Top quality watch for very affordable price. Had difficulties choosing dial type, but went for type b black and couldnt be happier. Service, shipment, products 5/5.

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The K-01B classic style

After strapping on the watch, you instantly get the feeling that you are wearing something special... The incredible finishing, solid feel and weight are instantly apparent, then you begin to notice the small details - such as the sunburst dial or the heat-blued hands, the longer you wear it the more it grows on you, the true beauty of a well-executed luxury watch.

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.


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.


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.

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 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.


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.

Historical design

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 Limited Availability

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.

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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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