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    F71 mechanical chronograph project watch

    Just thought i would share in F2 in case anyone is interested, if you are then get signed up

    Bundeswehr Project

    $370
    42mm brushed case
    13mm thick
    50mm L2L
    20mm lugs
    Seagull ST1901 mechanical chronograph
    Acrylic crystal
    3 atm
    Super-LumiNova C3 (provisional)
    Exhibition caseback

    Should hopefully look like this

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    Re: F71 Bundeswehr project watch

    Nice looking, but wish it wasn't a chronograph.

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    Re: F71 Bundeswehr project watch

    chico:
    That watch is so passed bad lookin it ain't funny.
    But my lates affectation is like the other poster brrrdn
    noted. Wish is was a 3 hand watch.
    Enjoy it.

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    Re: F71 Bundeswehr project watch

    Quote Originally Posted by brrrdn View Post
    Nice looking, but wish it wasn't a chronograph.
    Quote Originally Posted by arogle1stus View Post
    chico:
    That watch is so passed bad lookin it ain't funny.
    But my lates affectation is like the other poster brrrdn
    noted. Wish is was a 3 hand watch.
    Enjoy it.

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    But then it woudn't be a "Bundeswher" homage now wold it? Picture a 3 hander Speedy or a 3 hand Navitimer.

    Found this for a short description:


    There are military watches, and then there are military watches. The Heuer Bundeswehr Flyback Chronograph is the latter. Rolex Milsub, Omega SM300, they’re great and all, but smart money is on the German military issued wrist-tank with a legitimate complication. This pilot chronograph issued to the Luftwaffe in the late 1960s and 70s has become one of the most iconic military watches on the market.



    The complete, and not very long - article is here:

    Hall of Fame: Heuer Bundeswehr Flyback Chronograph - Wound For LifeWound For Life

    Personally, I like it and I'm not a homage fan at all. But it's a nice looking homage of a watch that I have yet to see in person - and probably won't.
    Nice to get an original though.
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    Nice design! Is there any chance of a destro version?
    Nomos Orion Anthracite; Destro watches: Ω "Great White" GMT, MKII Blackwater, Sinn EZM1 LE, IWC 3536-001, MKII Kingston, Precista Speedbird I, Casio MR-G120, Casio GW-5000, Sinn EZM2; Former Watches: Corvus Bradley

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    Re: F71 Bundeswehr project watch

    Not a big fan of the leather strap shown... I'm thinking maybe a Nato would work?

    Vulcain Nautique 1st Swiss/1967 * Seiko 5 SpeedTimer 1st Auto Chrono, from Tokyo Ginza/1969 * Handful of Seiko Quartz Chronos * Heuer Re-issue 1964 Pre-TAG Carrera chrono * TAG Heuer "Carrera" Chrono * Omega "Speedmaster" Chrono * Baume & Mercier Formula S Chrono * Zenith "El Primero" HW Chrono * Mühle Glashütte Nautische Chrono * Sinn 903ST “Navitimer” Chrono * Techné SparrowHawk II Chrono * Alpina Startimer Big-Date Chrono * Zodiac Sea Dragon chrono * (2) Victorinox "Infantry Vintage" Chronos (Silver/Green) * Junkers "G38" chrono * Hamilton Pioneer Khaki chrono * Bulova Marine Star Chrono/Diver * Breitling Chronospace chrono * Dan Henry 1939 chrono * Fortuna chrono * Delbana "Silverstone" chrono * Ball Fireman "Storm Chaser" chrono * William L. chrono * Junghans Meister Telemeter Chronoscope *

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    Re: F71 Bundeswehr project watch

    Quote Originally Posted by enkidu View Post
    Nice design! Is there any chance of a destro version?
    No, it's only the smaller details that can be changed

    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrelly View Post
    Not a big fan of the leather strap shown... I'm thinking maybe a Nato would work?
    Yeah a nato would look good

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    Re: F71 Bundeswehr project watch

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    The second vote to nail down the logo is about to start!! If you are interested in a custom mechanical chronograph, please register and join in the voting!!
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    Re: F71 Bundeswehr project watch

    donf
    Your point is well taken.
    Then it wouldnt be a bundeswehr!

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    Re: F71 Bundeswehr project watch

    Nice cross marketing. I never visit f71 but I'm in for 1. Might have to swing by more often now too.
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