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Looking for a VERY GOOD Flightmaster Cal 910. Can you help?

  1. BB512

    BB512 Jul 13, 2014

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    I'm new to this forum and joined specifically because I'm in the market for a VERY GOOD example of a 1st generation Flightmaster Cal 910. NOS would be amazing (but unlikely I suspect) and I want the box and manuals etc.

    Please PM me if you're aware of anything suitable that's out there. Please let me stress that I'm looking for an almost perfect example, not just something that's very good. I wear my watches on rotation, so this will watch will be worn.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 13, 2014

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    Good luck in your search, there are a lot of examples that are a bit beat up due to the height and dent-ability of it, with NOS examples being much harder to find but they are out there, stefan and others have minters.
     
  3. cristos71

    cristos71 Jul 13, 2014

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    Hello and welcome,

    Perhaps a WTB in the sales section would be a better idea and also a small introduction about yourself would also be advised, it helps to build some kind of rapport with the people you want to help you.

    As for a NOS 910, the only ones I´ve seen that look NOS have been to Bienne for a comprehensive restoration.

    Good luck with your search!
     
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  4. BB512

    BB512 Jul 14, 2014

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    Thanks for the advice cristos71 -- as advised, I've posted in the wanted section. Please note that I'm prepared to look at a less than perfect example (in other words, a restoration candidate) but it must be complete with box and manuals and it must be a 1st generation Cal 910.
     
  5. cristos71

    cristos71 Jul 14, 2014

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    I´ve seen original Flightmaster boxes in excellent condition sell for many, many hundreds of Euros. IIRC approaching 1000 Euros, bear that in mind with your budget for a restoration piece with B&P.

    I guess these boxes had a high attrition rate in the 1970s and most of the ones I have seen are missing the kind of corrugated insert or are in a poor state of repair.
     
  6. bieb1

    bieb1 Jul 14, 2014

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    I like his forum name, excellent taste in cars. But I digress.....this is about watches.

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  7. incabloc

    incabloc Jul 14, 2014

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    the Box is much harder to find than the watch, sometimes they are popping up but on most of them the inner part is missing or damaged.

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  8. cristos71

    cristos71 Jul 14, 2014

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    Double like :cool:
     
  9. BB512

    BB512 Jul 14, 2014

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    Goodness me, if those are yours then I'm very jealous. I especially like the one on the right and, I think, it's probably more difficult to find than a BB512!!
     
  10. incabloc

    incabloc Jul 14, 2014

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    Thanks:), yes both FM are in my collection. I have spend a lot of time to find the right ones....

    here are with the German instruction booklet.

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  11. cristos71

    cristos71 Jul 14, 2014

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    Yes the Flightmaster is a classic and a must have for the 70´s sports collector.

    I too am a big fan ;)

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  12. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 14, 2014

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    Its one of those wonderful watches where you'll buy it and your wife will crinkle her eyebrows and go "You paid... what? for that ugly old thing?!?"

    Which is why its awesome :)
     
  13. BB512

    BB512 Jul 14, 2014

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    Which is exactly what my wife said when I came home with this rusty old relic. So now you know why I chose my handle, and now you understand a little bit more about why I like things that are circa 70s. But this is a forum about Omegas, so I won't harp on about cars after this!
     
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  14. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Jul 14, 2014

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    Please harp away about the car - several car enthusiasts here!
     
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  15. BB512

    BB512 Jul 14, 2014

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    You don't know what you're letting yourselves in for!!! It's two years into a nut and bolt restoration and there's lots of history and loads of photos ...
     
  16. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jul 14, 2014

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  17. BB512

    BB512 Jul 14, 2014

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  18. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 15, 2014

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    By all means feel free to create a thread for it under the open topic, a lot of us would love to see the pics.
     
  19. cristos71

    cristos71 Jul 15, 2014

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    Nice to see that you have a couple of spare " movements " lying around too ;)
     
  20. BB512

    BB512 Jul 16, 2014

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    I don't think I'll start a Ferrari restoration thread on the Omega Forums, but for anybody who's interested, there's a full restoration thread over on FerrariChat at the following (if you sign-up for a free account you'll be able to view all of the photos):

    http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/boxers-tr-m/347921-boxer-19271-restoration.html

    This is how it looks (more-or-less) today -- it's now Rosso Dino (its original colour in 1976) for the first time since 1978. It's very cool I think, although I'm somewhat biased. We still have a few months of work ahead of us before the car will be completed, at which stage it will hunker down and sit at the correct ride height. On page 33 of the thread you'll get the sense that a Boxer's suspension is almost as complex as a Swiss watch!!


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