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Post by andrema on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 9:36 am


When Walter Vogt founded Fortis in 1912, his most brilliant move would come 12 years later when he set up production with John Harwood, the inventor of the automatic wristwatch.

Two years later in 1926, Fortis released the first self-winding wristwatch, the patented Harwood Automatic.

In 1937 Fortis commemorated their 25th anniversary by manufacturing their first chronographs and in 1954 they took over the world-wide distribution of alarm watches.

In 1992 they released a world novelty: the first watch with indication of the 52 calendar weeks. Their watches have joined space flights and air flights alike and the Fortis Official Cosmonauts Chronograph was chosen as the official watch of the Russian-German space mission MIR 97. All cosmonauts and astronauts leaving Russia receive and a watch & set as part of their official space equipment.

In 2004, the Flieger Chronograph was awarded the European Aviation Watch of the Year.

The Fortis B-42 line is one of my favorites. The watches are very well made and are great quality Swiss Made watches! Here is a picture of my Fortis B-42 Diver --->>>





Resources:

http://www.brittons-watches.co.uk/watches_fortis_history.htm
http://www.fortis-watches.com/front_content.php
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Post by bodypeersur on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 9:38 am

Great info as usual Mark! Thumbs Up
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Post by docrwm on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 9:46 am

Fortis is a cool company. Here is my B42


And unlike the Bad Ass Seiko Monster Dive Watch it actually attracts the ladies!

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Post by bodypeersur on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 9:50 am

WOW Robert! That watch seems to be quite the babe-magnet...much like the BADASS SEIKO MONSTER DIVE WATCH! Thumbs Up
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Post by docrwm on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 10:03 am

bodypeersur wrote:WOW Robert! That watch seems to be quite the babe-magnet...much like the BADASS SEIKO MONSTER DIVE WATCH! Thumbs Up

Better! Love

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Post by cali kid on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 3:15 pm

Thanks Mark, i love mine and remember guys the bezel is 44MM and the watch plays big on the wrist!


With a few others and you can see the Fortis holds it's own! All were on winders but the Rolex, it was in the safe! times are close since some i havent worn in awhile!

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Post by docrwm on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 3:18 pm

cali kid wrote:Thanks Mark, i love mine and remember guys the bezel is 44MM and the watch plays big on the wrist!


With a few others and you can see the Fortis holds it's own! All were on winders but the Rolex, it was in the safe! times are close since some i havent worn in awhile!


Trev,

That's one of the great Fortis models.

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Post by cali kid on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 3:23 pm

Thanks Doc, i really love it. Plans were to buy a bracelet but i dig it so much on rubber that i will hold off until i can find a sweet deal on ebay!! Laughing Thanks for the sweet deal Doc! Not Worthy Sm
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Post by docrwm on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 3:24 pm

cali kid wrote:Thanks Doc, i really love it. Plans were to buy a bracelet but i dig it so much on rubber that i will hold off until i can find a sweet deal on ebay!! Laughing Thanks for the sweet deal Doc! Not Worthy Sm

I get all my Fortis bracelets from Taiwan - great deals on them.

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Post by cali kid on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 3:28 pm

all have to remember that, place out of Florida wants some coin for one, look like nice bracelets but want a better deal!
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Post by andrema on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 3:32 pm

cali kid wrote:all have to remember that, place out of Florida wants some coin for one, look like nice bracelets but want a better deal!
I believe the place that Robert is talking about sells them for around $225 for new OM bracelet.
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Post by cali kid on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 3:44 pm

thanks Mark, place in Fl. is almost 400.00!!!
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Post by docrwm on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 3:51 pm

cali kid wrote:thanks Mark, place in Fl. is almost 400.00!!!

That's list. I know that place, they need a reality check.

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Post by bodypeersur on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 4:13 pm

Hey! It's FLORIDA! We HAVE to charge list! Overhead is really high here! Twisted Evil
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Post by docrwm on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 4:14 pm

bodypeersur wrote:Hey! It's FLORIDA! We HAVE to charge list! Overhead is really high here! Twisted Evil

Errr...Duff....overhead is high everywhere or else we have to duck.

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