Forums Latest Auctions Members
  1. styggpyggeno1

    styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Feb 29, 2016

    Posts
    3,404
    Likes
    36,547
    It is time for this iconic watch to have its own thread. Post your Flightmasters and then we will dicuss minute differences in dial versions until we create a bubble. Then we all sell our Flightys, cash in - and sit in the galleria in Milano drinking grappa until we fall over...

    I bought mine from the original owners son. First version "no dots dial, all yellow pushers" and the corresponding bracelet. I expect this in the long run - and if the right sites give the Flightmaster some attention - to give me at least three months of grappa, cigars and immoral living when retired.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Movement before service

    [​IMG]

    Used it on a mesh for a while.

    [​IMG]

    Correct early 1159 bracelet and 155 endpieces:

    [​IMG]

    Doing the dirty with a Seamaster 1000m

    [​IMG]
    And cought from behind

    [​IMG]

    He has probably never had grappa but I guess he is no stranger to vodka.

    [​IMG]

    This is the box the family swore it came in. First owners wife bought the watch for her husband - for his 40: th birthday. He was a medical doctor that dreamt of being a pilot and became one. He changed his career and flew professionally.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Milano here I come!
     
    Edited Feb 29, 2016
    SwissMe, TWK, DaveK and 50 others like this.
  2. Dr No

    Dr No Feb 29, 2016

    Posts
    737
    Likes
    4,228
    Just scored mine last month . . .

    DSC02448.jpg

    . . . from the original owner, who bought it at a PX in Thailand when he was in the service during the Vietnam war.

    He's the third guy from the left . . .

    IMG_0948.JPG

    . . . standing in the front row. Not a pilot at the time; he was in electronics maintenance. He learned to fly while in the Air Force, though, and became a commercial pilot after leaving the service. The Flightmaster was on his wrist while flying until he changed careers in '83, and then sat in a drawer for decades, taken out occasionally for winding. He decided to sell last year so that another person could enjoy it.

    At my watchmaker's now for service, and I hope to be wearing it by this coming weekend.

    Cordially,

    Art
     
    Edited May 29, 2016
    Anders, Risto, kov and 23 others like this.
  3. vegard_norway

    vegard_norway Feb 29, 2016

    Posts
    26
    Likes
    7
    Ahhh....Nice.
    :thumbsup:
    Now I know I need one.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. flame

    flame Speedmaster Neil Feb 29, 2016

    Posts
    738
    Likes
    2,226
    Hi

    Nice....Snap !

    [​IMG]

    Best - Neil
     
  5. cristos71

    cristos71 Feb 29, 2016

    Posts
    4,864
    Likes
    21,152
    Superb example there :) I was for a long time looking for a nice 910 but it is one of those that has always seemed to elude me.

    Here´s my 911, with the yellow cadmium hands it´s the 911 version I prefer. I somehow don´t think I´ll get the full 3 months of doing the things that I really like to do out of this one as historically speaking I do have a particularly high tolerance for booze, smokes and immorality :D

    2015-06-22 09.51.57.jpg

    I had a pair at one point but that was pure self indulgence so I let the one on the right go. Both from the original owners, the one I kept was ground crew for the RNLAF and the other I forget exactly but also something ground crew related but in the commercial sector.

    IMG_1517.JPG
     
    PaulC77, Orike, BrianMcKay and 16 others like this.
  6. TexOmega

    TexOmega Feb 29, 2016

    Posts
    2,892
    Likes
    23,382
    View attachment 207427

    Back from service (Copy).JPG

    big 'ol wrist (Copy).JPG

    And, yes it is true what they say about a man with big wrists.....he also has a huge.........appetite for debauchery.:D
     
    Edited Feb 29, 2016
  7. fibonacci086

    fibonacci086 Feb 29, 2016

    Posts
    738
    Likes
    3,349
    Great post and watches guys! Thank you for sharing pics of these underestimated refs.
     
  8. RawArcher

    RawArcher Measures thread drift on the Richter Scale Feb 29, 2016

    Posts
    758
    Likes
    1,656
    Mine, recently acquired from a member. I like to think of it as deliciously flawed but will clearly bring less grappa and immoral living than the ones above. That's okay, I love it and wear it with no worries!

    February 29 2016 002.JPG
     
  9. Dr No

    Dr No Feb 29, 2016

    Posts
    737
    Likes
    4,228
    Well, I have tiny wrists . . .

    <iframe width="640" height="480" src="
    " frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    . . . but that never stopped me from having fun.

    :)
     
    TexOmega, cicindela and MikiJ like this.
  10. grizzlycanuck

    grizzlycanuck Feb 29, 2016

    Posts
    416
    Likes
    1,690
    Beautiful pieces.....very nice [emoji1303]
     
  11. kpaxsg

    kpaxsg Feb 29, 2016

    Posts
    352
    Likes
    311
    sadly still waiting for a donor 910 case for me.....
     
  12. pascs

    pascs Feb 29, 2016

    Posts
    1,379
    Likes
    4,031
    My early 910 which was recently serviced by Al. The dial was what clinched this one for me, sometime love it, sometimes not so much when compared to the black / grey of other 910 dials

    [​IMG]
     
    PaulC77, BrianMcKay, Etp095 and 13 others like this.
  13. Jones in LA

    Jones in LA Mmm... must have shiny things... Mar 1, 2016

    Posts
    2,271
    Likes
    8,403
    @styggpyggeno1 -- it appears that you're telling us you are now in possession of Cosmonaut Aleksaey Leonov's Flightmaster. The same Leonov who is the veteran of the Voskhod 2 and Apollo-Soyuz spaceflights. During the Voskhod 2 mission Leonov made the very first spacewalk. Should you decide to sell the watch, your retirement and immoral living could begin sooner than you had ever imagined :)
     
    Edited Mar 1, 2016
    Steve88M3 and BrianMcKay like this.
  14. Jones in LA

    Jones in LA Mmm... must have shiny things... Mar 1, 2016

    Posts
    2,271
    Likes
    8,403
    Here's some pretty sweet footage of Leonov's spacewalk, which pre-dated Ed White's spacewalk by about 2-1/2 months.

     
    pix98, Etp095, ricardorio and 2 others like this.
  15. styggpyggeno1

    styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Mar 1, 2016

    Posts
    3,404
    Likes
    36,547
    No - but that would have been nice. Leonov being one of the really hard men of space. At one time something happened to his suit while outside the capsule and it got inflated - he could not get in - the door was suddenly too small. He poked a hole in the suite and got in. That is hard.

    No, I bought mine a long time ago and the original owner was probably a very gifted man being both a doctor and a pilot - but no Leonov I guess...
     
  16. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 1, 2016

    Posts
    9,480
    Likes
    20,539
    A lot of men were hard in the day.
     
    styggpyggeno1 likes this.
  17. styggpyggeno1

    styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Mar 1, 2016

    Posts
    3,404
    Likes
    36,547
    Don´t you mean in the morning...?
     
    Edited Mar 1, 2016
    Taybharr, kkt, Bumper and 6 others like this.
  18. khmt2

    khmt2 Mar 1, 2016

    Posts
    1,581
    Likes
    14,106
    Here's my 911, no clue about its history. :(

    20150825_081549_HDR~01.jpg
     
    PaulC77, BrianMcKay, Etp095 and 9 others like this.
  19. jds1017

    jds1017 Mar 1, 2016

    Posts
    38
    Likes
    141
    Nice thread. The Flightmasters definitely deserve more attention.

    Here's my 145.036 acquired 8 years ago

    2.jpg dsc2578.jpg

    And this 910 with tropical subs

    IMG_1280.jpg

    Lastly, this one I acquired last year as a birthday present to myself
    IMG_1316.JPG
     
  20. tomchi

    tomchi Mar 1, 2016

    Posts
    55
    Likes
    298
    [​IMG]
    Let's not forget about one of the great feature, the multicolor pushers! Don't we just love that?
    I like to wear mine on a black period Corfam, it is a great combo and makes the colors pop even more.
    [​IMG]
     
    matthewt, jimmytf86, PaulC77 and 17 others like this.