Affordable Watch Wednesday: Fine Watchmaking Meets Functionality: Up-Close with the Fortis Flieger Chronograph Pilot’s Watch

 |  September 17th, 2014

By: Marc Shaffer Fortis has been producing watches for over 100 years. With an exceptional history that covers inventing the first automatic mechanical watch to surpassing 100,000 orbits of planet earth, Fortis watches have a history few can emulate. You can read more about the Fortis story here. My review is on the Fortis 597.20.71 M “Flieger” Stainless Steel Automatic Watch, a Fortis pilot’s watch, which I recently purchased. The Fortis 597.20.71 M Flieger gives off an impression as one…

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5 Watch Brands Involved in Space Exploration: Breitling, Fortis, Bell & Ross, TAG Heuer, Zenith

 |  July 21st, 2014

This past Friday, in anticipation of the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing (July 20, 1969) and subsequent first steps on the moon (July 21, 1969) , we brought you the entire story here – complete with the introduction of the new Omega Apollo 11 Limited Edition 45th Anniversary watch. In addition to Omega — other watch brands have been involved in space exploration and adventures. Today — on the exact anniversary of the first walk on the…

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Time Capsules: Product – New Fortis Flieger a World First

 |  January 11th, 2012

Fortis Swiss Watches have a long history of technical innovation and exploration in the world’s frontiers. Now –in the Fortis Limited Edition F-43 — the brand brings forward the first mechanical GMT, alarm and Chronometer with two separate power reserves.  The dual time alarm is fully COSC-certified and displays a wealth of information in a fairly easy manner. The alarm time is read off of an extra long hand with triangular tipped arrow at the end to eliminate any confusion.…

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Trend Report: Aviator Watches

 |  August 1st, 2011

IWC Big Pilot’s watchCall them what you want, aviator watches, pilot watches, aeronautical instrument watches – it doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that aviator watches are easily one of the most important genre of timepieces on the market today thanks to so many technological developments in shock resistances, antimagnetic cases and precision excellence, as well as design. Pilot watches have their true roots with the dawn of the age of flying – the 1920’s and 1930s, but they…

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Time Capsules: News – Fortis Watches Back in Space

 |  July 19th, 2011

Fortis watches have been part of the Russian space program since 1992 (as the official timepiece of the Russian manned space program), and now the brand has renewed its space program association. Fortis watches are heading into space again. As the American Space Shuttle Atlantis flight STS-135 voyage comes to a close this week, it also closes a chapter on US space missions, as it is the final NASA-planned manned space mission. From now on, manned space missions to the…

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