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    fortis trueline

    Hi all, I am new to vintage watch collecting.
    I saw this fortis trueline, but I saw different versions of this watch

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250243611652

    http://cgi.ebay.es/FORTIS-TRUE-LINE-...mZ130213916273

    are these different model years or one of them is a fake?? You can see the back casing is different and the other crown is unsigned..

    are these worth collecting for a newbie with moderate budget..

    thanks

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    Re: fortis trueline

    Quote Originally Posted by echo7 View Post
    Hi all, I am new to vintage watch collecting.
    I saw this fortis trueline, but I saw different versions of this watch

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250243611652

    http://cgi.ebay.es/FORTIS-TRUE-LINE-...mZ130213916273

    are these different model years or one of them is a fake?? You can see the back casing is different and the other crown is unsigned..

    are these worth collecting for a newbie with moderate budget..

    thanks
    Images were introduced:

    No. 1
    Black plain dial:


    And the back of that one:



    No. 2
    Champagne (?) dial, hour markers, minutes track on chapter ring:


    And the case back of that watch:



    Not only the differences you mentioned, the dial execution is different as well - one has hour markers and a chapter ring with a minutes track, the other is plain. The hands are different as well if you look close.
    I'd say you just found 2 different model variants.

    Why? Just because Fortis' model lineup from this years is so unknown, why should anybody fake them?

    Nice looking watches by the way.

    But at least on this shot the T SWISS MADE T appears to be rather crude in comparison the other dial inscriptions, so somebody might have added it:
    Last edited by cnmark; May 12th, 2008 at 18:12.

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    Re: fortis trueline

    thanks for the reply, I did not notice the minute ring. realy shows that Im a newbie. ..

    The unique design that caught my eye was the handle bars on the lugs portion..

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    Re: fortis trueline

    Hi,
    My name is Anoop, Iam from Bangalore, India. I have just added a fortis trueline to my vintage watch collection, if you can call it one, i currently have only 3 vintages, one Sandos (70s), one HMT(1960) and this fortis. Mine has both the day and date, its in the top center, will try and upload a picture. I was wondering does anybody have any information about this series. Which year was this series produced? Ive got my eye in a nice Cyma which I hope to buy soon. cheers...

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    Re: fortis trueline

    Hi, I found a Fortis True Line, I was hoping you could help me identify it as fake or real. I want to be sure I have an original watch? Thanks for any help!
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