Thoughts on Oris Flight Timer R4118?

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  1. #1
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    Oct 2008

    Thoughts on Oris Flight Timer R4118?

    Hey all,
    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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  2. #2
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    Mar 2008

    Re: Thoughts on Oris Flight Timer R4118?

    Hi there

    Excellent choice if you ask me. I actually have this one: 01 690 7615 4164-07 8 22 58 - Oris BC4 Flight Timer - Oris BC4 - Aviation - Collection - Oris - Purely mechanical Swiss watches.

    I love it. Like yours, both watches are different and they will generate lots of discussion.

    But, at the end of the day, it comes down to what you like.

    All the best!!!



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    Re: Thoughts on Oris Flight Timer R4118?

    I don't have one myself (wish I did) but people who have them absolutely love them and the wart causes the owners no problems at all.

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    Re: Thoughts on Oris Flight Timer R4118?

    If you can rock it like a boss go for it. More power to you.

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    Member Dante221's Avatar
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    Ardsley New York

    Re: Thoughts on Oris Flight Timer R4118?

    I really like mine:very comfortable and great wrist presence. Unfortunately
    mine came new from overseas ( I forget where ) and the R4118 model airplane
    was in pieces. Since the entire box was too large to keep around (HUGE)
    I just chucked it and kept the watch.
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    in order to understand"
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    Mooresville, NC

    Re: Thoughts on Oris Flight Timer R4118?

    Not a wart fan but otherwise love the watch.

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    Member FernandoValenzuela's Avatar
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    Dec 2008
    Sunny SoCal

    Re: Thoughts on Oris Flight Timer R4118?

    I'm not a big fan of the big knob.
    Current rotation (alphabetical order):
    Fortis: B-42 Marinemaster
    Glycine: Airman SST Chrono
    Hamilton: Intra-matic, X-Wind
    Oris: Artelier Small Second Pointer Date, TT1 Small Seconds 1000m Diver

  9. #8
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    Feb 2006
    San Jose, California-USA

    Re: Thoughts on Oris Flight Timer R4118?

    It was a fun watch to sell, but not for me.

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