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Here's mine .....
In Response To: Today is WHEW day !! ()

Hi Guys,

This is an auction that I was watching & found pretty interesting...

It's for a flightmaster. ( well , sort of )

Lets put some of these pics "next to" my watch. Auction pictures are on the left.

So you can instantly see 2 things.

1, the centre second hand is wrong. It should just be a "big Orange triangle" - That's no big deal.

2, The case has been heavily modified.

At first I just thought that just the ends had been removed from the case. See the "ends" of the case the following pic... I think I can see some flightmaster lines still in there... See that little "kink" in the edge ?

Now look at the "edge" running above the pushers...

Now compare the pics. It looks ( to me ) like there is a LOT more curve on the flightmaster case than on the "auction" case.

I'm not sure you can grind metal off the "normal" flightmaster case & make the auction case.

Could the auction case be from another model ? Sure, that's a possibility. A MK II could have been used, but you'd have to modify it to have crowns on the left. & fit a rotating inner bezel in it. ( I'm not sure how feasable that is ) Most other similar shaped cases, have a puck type system to hold the movement in. So that rules them out.

I don't have a comparison pic, but the back of the case ( NOT the case back , the actual back side of the case itself ) has a very similar shape to the flightmaster, So I would rule out a modified MK II case.

I really can't decide wehether this is a modified flightmaster case of a "one-off" ( prototype ? ).

I have to admit, though. I like it !

What do you think ?


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