Avi 8 watch review

AVI 8 Watch Review


AVI 8 Watch Review Summary

My rating: 8.5/10. AVI-8 Hawker Harrier II AV-4003-0A. Affordable pilot style timepiece.

Hey everyone, today I’m doing a Avi 8 watch review specifically looking at the popular Hawker Harrier II collection. The model I’m featuring today is the Avi-8 AV-4003-0A. The watch runs on a Japanese quartz movement and has a decent 50m water resistance rating.

I hope you enjoy this Avi 8 watch review below.

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At the bottom of this article, you can find a list of my recommended retailers to purchase this watch from

Avi 8 Watch Review

Avi 8 Hawker Harrier II Dial & Case Design

The AVI 8 Hawker Harrier II is an aviation style timepiece with a gauge like display for the date which is a key highlight of the dial design. As you’d expect from an aviation timepiece the dial has an easy to read style with these bold hands and high contrasting hour markers on show.

The casing of this model is made of stainless steel and has a black ionic plated finish to it.

Avi-8 Watch Type Of Crystal

This Avi-8 Hawker Harrier II has a mineral crystal glass. This is a popular glass that’s found in many watches in this price range. It’s affordable and is specially treated to offer a good level of scratch and knock resistance. It’s also typically more shatter-resistant than a sapphire crystal glass.

Avi-8 Watch Movement

This Avi-8 Hawker Harrier II runs on a Japanese quartz 3 hand movement with a day and date display in the form of a special calendar. Quartz movements are popular due to their accuracy, reliability and affordable pricing.

Avi 8 Watch Size

The casing of the Hawker Harrier II has a diameter of 45mm with a thickness of approximately 11mm. This is a decent larger size for a men’s watch that should prove quite popular. It’s worth noting that watches of this size don’t always suit people with smaller wrists though.

Avi 8 Watch Strap

I really like the look of the strap on this Avi 8 Hawker Harrier II. It’s made of a nice thick genuine leather that has a grey finish to it. I particularly like the look of the rivets that add an extra bit of style to the strap. The strap fastens with a standard buckle style clasp and measures 22mm in width which is in keeping with the casing size.

Avi 8 Water Resistance Rating

The Avi-8 Hawker Harrier II features a pretty standard 50m water resistance rating. A 50m or 5 bar rating make this watch suitable for swimming, white water rafting, non-snorkeling water related work, and fishing.

AVI 8 Watch Specifications

  • Band: Vintage style genuine leather strap, standard length, 22mm width, buckle style clasp.
  • Case: Stainless steel casing, sizing diameter: 45mm and thickness: 11mm.
  • Dial: Analogue display. Mineral crystal glass window lens.
  • Movement: Quartz movement.
  • Water Resistant: A water resistance of up to 50m / 5 bar.

AVI-8 Watch Advantages

  1. Easy to read display
  2. Interesting calendar display
  3. Japanese Quartz movement
  4. Mineral crystal glass
  5. Affordable aviation style timepiece

AVI-8 Watch Disadvantages 

  1. With a large 45mm casing diameter this watch may not be suitable for people with smaller wrists

My Final Thoughts On This Avi 8 Watch Review:

The AVI 8 Hawker Harrier II is a well built impressive looking aviation style watch that’s actually pretty affordable for most people. I like the style and finish of the timepiece and think the date display is quite intriguing, not something I see done every day.

After looking into the watch design, quality, features, and pricing this watch received a 8.5/10 from us at The Watch Blog.

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Where to buy the AVI 8 Hawker Harrier II

I like to stick to listing retailers that I’ve actually had experience buying from in the past. Below I’ve listed some of the top places to buy this watch from, check all for the best price. Variations of this watch include: AV-4003-0A

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