Introducing: The Fortis Flieger F-41 Automatic and the F-39 Automatic, Including A Japan-Only Special Edition

It’s also important to note that while chronographs are typically associated with pilot’s watches, the original B-Uhr, short for Beobachtungs-uhren watch, was a time-only design. The B-Uhr design is where “flieger watches” come from, but of course, it’s come to define any pilot’s watch associated with Germany. Or, in modern times, a multi-sized, Swiss-made pilot’s watch that references mid-century German design is also a “flieger.” And a very exciting one at that. 

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2020 Hublot Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP

In the year that the Formula 1 World Championship celebrates its 70th anniversary, the weekend of September 13th will see Scuderia Ferrari take part in their 1,000th Grand Prix. Hublot celebrates Scuderia Ferrari as the only team to have taken part in every World Championship Formula 1 race since it was established in 1950, a true leader in the world of motorsport. “Scuderia Ferrari is celebrating its 1000th Grand Prix at the Mugello circuit. To reach this milestone at an Italian race track will make the event even more special,…

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The Timex M79 Automatic is Now Available at the Windup Watch Shop

If you’re a fan of the Q Timex watches and their distinctive, ‘70s-inspired barrel cases, but want your watch to have a mechanical heart, the M79 is the Timex for you. Featuring a slightly beefier 40mm (vs 38mm) case, the M79 (M for mechanical, 79 for 1979) has a sporty, handsome look that riffs on […]
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Throwback Sundays: Colour Me Beautiful – Six Vibrantly Coloured Watches to Add Into A Collection, from Our Archives

Last week, the watch collecting world waiting in bated breath as Rolex launches its 2020 novelties online. Amongst the new additions lie an intriguing repertoire of vibrantly coloured Oyster Perpetual watches. The new Oyster Perpetual 41 collection is polarising. Some find it too bold, but others thought that the spirited line-up is bold and sprightly. Regardless, we like the concept behind it. We think that it is nice to have a variety in one’s collection, and vibrantly coloured dials are certainly the way to go (aside from the usual black,…

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Un reloj crea hábitos

Intento contagiar mi afición relojera a la gente que conozco. Algunos son personas que nunca han llevado reloj, otros gente que llevaba reloj y dejó de usarlo. Me he dado cuenta como un reloj te hace ser más consciente del tiempo, te ayuda a organizarte y planificarte porque sabes en todo momento qué hora es. Con un teléfono móvil no es así, en ese sentido es una vuelta al pasado, como si fuera un reloj de bolsillo. Un instrumento que tienes que sacar de la mochila o del bosillo, y…

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Joshua Munchow On Oster Jewelers ‘Keeping Time’ Podcast

On September 3, 2020 Oster Jewelers published the latest episode of its very cool Keeping Time podcast featuring our very own nerdwriter, Joshua Munchow! Joshua Munchow On Oster Jewelers Keeping Time Podcast Joshua and Oster Jewelers owner Jeremy Oster explore a wide range of subjects in this appealing conversation, ranging from the history and development of hairsprings to trends in watchmaking today. They discuss Joshua’s background, how he came to write for Quill & Pad, and how Joshua approaches the topics he writes about with such depth, detail, and often…

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Industry: Understanding the Demise of the LVMH Tiffany Takeover

The announcement by LVMH that it was scrapping its takeover of Tiffany & Co. was not a tremendous surprise. The prelude came in June when it was reported the French luxury group was seeking to renegotiate the deal. Valued at US$16.2 billion, the acquisition of the storied American jeweller famed for its blue boxes would have been the biggest in the history of the luxury goods industry. But shortly after the deal was announced late last year, the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the world, a tsunami on the valuations of luxury…

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Fortis Unveils Flieger F-39 And F-41 Pilot Watch Models

In August 2020, tool watch specialist Fortis announced the first in a series of dramatic reshaping efforts aimed at its cornerstone Flieger pilot watch line. That first watch, the Flieger F-43 Bicompax, combined a mix of classic German pilot watch cues with diver elements, sharp angles, and a handful of unique character touches for a distinctive, utilitarian design. For the month of September, Fortis is expanding this revamped Flieger series with a pair of three hand pilots sized at 39mm and 41mm. With a simpler overall layout, the new Fortis…

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Time And Date Fortis Flieger Watch Comes In Both 39mm And 41mm

The F-43 has returned to base. Why? Because it’s come home to welcome the brand’s newest recruit to an evergrowing aerial squadron. The Fortis Flieger F-43 Bicompax was well-received, lining the nest for its smaller, but no less impressive brother. For quite some time, Fortis fans have been calling for something a little smaller, a little lighter on the wrist, and a little bit special. With the launch of the time and date Fortis Flieger F-series in 41 and (a satisfying) 39mm, all three prayers have been answered. The Fortis…

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