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    Looking for watch similar to Fortis B-42 Flieger - Any help??

    Hi all. As the title suggests, I am looking for something very similar to the Fortis B-42 Flieger. More specifically, something similar to the image below. Unfortunately, I have a bit of a limited budget and need to find something under $500. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated. If there really isn't anything similar out there, at that price point, I would welcome that information as well. Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Looking for watch similar to Fortis B-42 Flieger - Any help??

    For less than 500, it would be hard to find a used one, let alone a new one with a chrono automatic movement.

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    Re: Looking for watch similar to Fortis B-42 Flieger - Any help??

    If it can be quartz, you might like some of the Hamilton aviation chronos with the cream dials:

    https://shop.hamiltonwatch.com/hamil.../aviation.html
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    Re: Looking for watch similar to Fortis B-42 Flieger - Any help??

    This is a tough one. You have me stumped


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    Re: Looking for watch similar to Fortis B-42 Flieger - Any help??

    Quote Originally Posted by pk22 View Post
    This is a tough one. You have me stumped


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    Sadly not what I was trying to do!
    It is strange how nothing in that price range seems to look much like it. Doesn't seem like such an unusual design...?
    I am looking more for the aesthetic here, not as concerned with the movement.

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    A bit of a necrothread (I seem to be good at that), but the best I have found so far was this on eBay for $68 in a Miyota OS90 (I think). Was originally €289 back when they offered it new (hammerorologi.it). Has good smooth sweeping motions on pause and reset, so it does not act cheap. Alas, lume is limited to the hands and lollipop and no day of week complication, but the dial has been reasonably well executed - my poor photography does not do it justice. For the price I paid, I can't complain. Its no Fortis, but its got a lot of what I like about the Fortis (the day date complication and logo area is a bit of a disappointment) and isn't a total rip-off of it.

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    That HAMMER looks great. Where I can find them. I couldn't find any online

    Quote Originally Posted by Firecrow911 View Post
    A bit of a necrothread (I seem to be good at that), but the best I have found so far was this on eBay for $68 in a Miyota OS90 (I think). Was originally €289 back when they offered it new (hammerorologi.it). Has good smooth sweeping motions on pause and reset, so it does not act cheap. Alas, lume is limited to the hands and lollipop and no day of week complication, but the dial has been reasonably well executed - my poor photography does not do it justice. For the price I paid, I can't complain. Its no Fortis, but its got a lot of what I like about the Fortis (the day date complication and logo area is a bit of a disappointment) and isn't a total rip-off of it.

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    Re: Looking for watch similar to Fortis B-42 Flieger - Any help??

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchinski View Post
    That HAMMER looks great. Where I can find them. I couldn't find any online

    It's an Italian brand: Orologi Hammer - Un nuovo modo di vivere il tempo
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    Re: Looking for watch similar to Fortis B-42 Flieger - Any help??

    Thank you very much! They don't have it any more in the collection but I just found one used on eBay from Italy and purchased it. It was the only one I could find. Now I'm looking forward to it.

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    Re: Looking for watch similar to Fortis B-42 Flieger - Any help??

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchinski View Post
    Thank you very much! They don't have it any more in the collection but I just found one used on eBay from Italy and purchased it. It was the only one I could find. Now I'm looking forward to it.

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    Congrats, I've found they are tough to find... looks like there are a few floating about here and there...
    So many watches to gather, so little time.

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