Thoughts on Oris Flight Timer R4118?

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    Thoughts on Oris Flight Timer R4118?

    Hey all,
    I posted this in the Oris forum as well, but wanted to get the opinion of the larger group.
    So, I have the opportunity to pick up an Oris Flight Timer for a really great price. I think the watch is both vintage with the coined bezel and cathedral hands, but also unique, with the big GMT nob. With that said, my wife hates it! :) She said she things the nob looks like a tumor...Not that her opinion is everything, but I know that I often times get excited about a watch, and tend to overlook features that will later annoy me and cause me to flip it.


    Sooo, what do you all think? Good daily wearer? Or too outlandish wit the big GMT nob?
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    Re: Thoughts on Oris Flight Timer R4118?

    Not really into the design. I suggest the new Oris Propilot, Alpina Startimer and Zenith Extra Special.

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    Re: Thoughts on Oris Flight Timer R4118?

    I have to agree with your wife on this.

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    Re: Thoughts on Oris Flight Timer R4118?

    I like it. I have the 1945 LE Flight Timer, & although I dont wear it all that much, it's still one of my favorites.

    Funny you should say that your wife doesn't like it. Neither did mine. Not only did she echo your wife's sentiments that it looked like a tumor, she now calls it "el orejon" (translated to The big eared one)

    But now she likes it, says it's one of her favorite watches of my collection.

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    Re: Thoughts on Oris Flight Timer R4118?

    Quote Originally Posted by *El Ocho 1* View Post
    I like it. I have the 1945 LE Flight Timer, & although I dont wear it all that much, it's still one of my favorites.

    Funny you should say that your wife doesn't like it. Neither did mine. Not only did she echo your wife's sentiments that it looked like a tumor, she now calls it "el orejon" (translated to The big eared one)

    But now she likes it, says it's one of her favorite watches of my collection.

    Hahahah that's great! Cool watch, man!

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    Re: Thoughts on Oris Flight Timer R4118?

    It's not vintage, I sold a few, LOOK OUT doorknobs!

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    Re: Thoughts on Oris Flight Timer R4118?

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    It's not vintage, I sold a few, LOOK OUT doorknobs!
    I've heard that the GMT crown is a door jam magnet for sure. Is that ultimately why you got rid of them?

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    Re: Thoughts on Oris Flight Timer R4118?

    Might have done a number and a few wrists as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by mrtime View Post
    I've heard that the GMT crown is a door jam magnet for sure. Is that ultimately why you got rid of them?

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