Oris Flight Timer Limited Edition WWII Commemorative Man's Watch

Oris Flight Timer Limited Edition WWII Commemorative Man's Watch

Right off the bat, people are going to ask you what that big knob at 2 o'clock on your watch is for. It's a big polished stainless steel protrusion set off the watch case a bit, shiny enough to be a control element on a Harley-Davidson, and you've seen smaller doorknobs. Well...not really. But it's unusual. Not without purpose though. See, this watch tracks time in THREE zones at once. So when you've flown out of your home airfield in Honolulu with a fuel stop at Johnston Atoll headed to Majuro in the Marshall Islands and you want to keep all three times on your wrist, that big knob at 2 o'clock is handy to twist with your gloved hand in the chilly cockpit when the radio call comes in to send you to Ponape instead. When your itinerary changes at the last minute, that third time zone is easy to change without taking this watch off your wrist. Oris has other chunky Flight Timers but only this commemorative to 60 years of (relative) peace since the end of WWII tracks time in three zones, and has that intriguing knob. It's a limited edition, black & white no-nonsense face to read 3 zones plus seconds, in 42 mm of steely aviation glory. You get this watch in a polished wood presentation case and it ships with both the burly brown leather pilot's band and a stainless steel contemporary alternative. Only 1945 copies made. Now, wouldn't you rather have a watch with a story instead of just a watch?

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  • Frank Sinatra was never underdressed, but that didin't mean he wouldn't have to put the fist of his watch-wearing arm into the kisser of some lug who let a careless insult slip. Especially if the insult involved Frank's dame, or D... Frank Sinatra was never underdressed, but that didin't mean he wouldn't have to put the fist of his watch-wearing arm into the kisser of some lug who let a careless insult slip. Especially if the insult involved Frank's dame, or Dino, Joey, Peter, and Sammy. This Oris dress watch is made for such a moment. When your shirt and jacket sleeves ride up your left arm as you extend a quick jab to take care of business, you're going to want to make the right impression on your adversary -- and any onlookers you've no doubt attracted. About 40mm of gleaming squarish stainless steel flashes your design sense just before crunch time hits. Your victim will be thinking the polished and blued numbers on the mid-century dial shame his own sorry timepiece just before you stagger him back on his heels. Or you might drop him flat with the hefty mass of steel encasing an Oris-modified Swiss automatic mechanical movement adding to your momentum. There's enough shock mounting for the movement to keep time right through the meeting of fist to face, like nothing happened. And the black stingray band is as tough and stylish as you are. There are several beautiful Oris Frank Sinatra tribute watches, but there are only 2090 of this one, ever. Each one comes in a cedar humidor to double as cigar storage, complete with a stainless steel cutter. Now which would you rather have -- this or some watch worn by a tennis player in short pants you saw on a billboard?

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