Pilot-turned-designer creates watches especially for female fliers

12/24/2012 | General Aviation News

Chelsea Abingdon Welch always wanted a career in aviation, but the 28-year-old pilot didn't expect it to include watch design. Then she discovered a hole in the market where watches for women should be. "You could buy a man's watch, but it was bulky and black or brown, and you know a man's watch," Welch said. "A bunch of women got together and we did the first two designs, which were the Jackie model and the Amelia model." The watches include all the features a pilot needs in the cockpit -- Zulu time, a stopwatch and an E-6B slide rule -- but with a design that is decidedly feminine.

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