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    Want to buy a Flieger Classic, have a picture request

    Hello,

    I am considering getting the Flieger Classic 40mm but I am worried about its size. A few days ago I found out that my current daily wear Speedmaster Professional only measures 39.72mm (including tachymeter) vs the published 42mm (including asymmetric case)...

    Can someone take some pictures of the Flieger Classic 40mm and Speedy 42mm side by side so I can get a size reference?

    Thanks

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    Re: Want to buy a Flieger Classic, have a picture request

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdurian
    Can someone take some pictures of the Flieger Classic 40mm and Speedy 42mm side by side so I can get a size reference?
    That wouldn't be me because I do not have the 40mm Flieger.

    Let me give you one more reference: 41mm FOLE next to 42mm Speedmaster Professional (ref 3570) - the latter seems a bit smaller:

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    Hope this is still somewhat helpful and that someone will post the requested comparison shot.
    Good luck with your choice.

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    Re: Want to buy a Flieger Classic, have a picture request

    Thanks for your picture MHe225. As I mentioned, the outer diameter of the tachymeter is slightly under 40mm on the Speedmaster Professional, that could be why you find that it seems smaller.

    Now still waiting for a Flieger Classic 40mm comparison picture.

    Thanks




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    Re: Want to buy a Flieger Classic, have a picture request

    The case of the FOLE is much bigger than the one of the 40mm flieger classic.

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    Re: Want to buy a Flieger Classic, have a picture request

    The case of the FOLE is much bigger than the one of the 40mm flieger classic.
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    Re: Want to buy a Flieger Classic, have a picture request

    Here is my Stowa Fieger B surrounded by beauties...



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    Re: Want to buy a Flieger Classic, have a picture request

    Thanks for the pictures Jfha1210...

    Somehow the Flieger looks a lot smaller in your second picture compared to the Speedmaster Professional...!

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    Re: Want to buy a Flieger Classic, have a picture request

    Quote Originally Posted by Fikk
    The case of the FOLE is much bigger than the one of the 40mm flieger classic.
    This got me puzzled - "literature" states the FOLE case diameter is 41mm, which is not that much bigger.
    Broke out my caliper this weekend and confirmed that the case is indeed 41mm.
    The shape is the same, no?

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    Re: Want to buy a Flieger Classic, have a picture request

    Quote Originally Posted by MHe225 View Post
    This got me puzzled - "literature" states the FOLE case diameter is 41mm, which is not that much bigger.
    Broke out my caliper this weekend and confirmed that the case is indeed 41mm.
    The shape is the same, no?
    For whatever reason the 41mm Marine Original case (same as the FOLE I think) looks and wears substantially larger than the 40mm flieger case. Only 1mm larger in diameter and about 2mm thicker but for some reason it makes a massive difference.

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    Re: Want to buy a Flieger Classic, have a picture request

    Quote Originally Posted by Saxon007 View Post
    For whatever reason the 41mm Marine Original case (same as the FOLE I think) looks and wears substantially larger than the 40mm flieger case. Only 1mm larger in diameter and about 2mm thicker but for some reason it makes a massive difference.
    Agreed. Actually 1.8mm difference in height but 'what a difference' it makes. IMHO the 41mm/12mm thickness case works better symmetry with various leather straps than the 40mm/10.2mm height case. If you love thin/nylon straps, then the smaller flieger looks better. Solution? Own both! Enjoy 'fliegering' twice as much.
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