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  1. JimJupiter Nov 10, 2023

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    Hey guys, I would like to share my latest project with you. Almost 7 months ago, I got offered two Tissot Jumbo watches. One of them was a whopping 44mm Tissot Flieger. I knew the 40mm Flieger of Tissot, but never heard of a 44mm one. This was the condition I got the watch in:

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    Besides the huge size, the case is chrome plated and has a bezel that turns together with the mineral crystal.
    When the watch arrived it was a mess, but for sure it was a candidate to save. Or have you ever heard of a 44m Flieger? Me neither. So I needed to source hands, some movement parts and a crown. Believe me, It wasnt easy to find hands, that are suitable for a pocket watch movement, but shorter than the usal pocket watch ones. I am very happy with the result though.

    With the cown, I needed to make a compromise. I wanted to have a huge onion crown like on other German Pattern Flieger, but some Tissot Geeks here and there recommend to me, not to destroy the existing tube, since it could be original. So I think I found a optical nice solution with my watchmaker.

    And this is the final result. I am quite happy with it and the watch suprisingly wears smaller then I thought. Even on my 17cm wrist its very suitable:

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    So what do you guys think? And did someone of you has a comparable example or more info about this watch? I have a request at the Tissot Heritage Department, but I wait since 5 or 6 months for my extract.

    Cheers Nico
     
  2. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Nov 10, 2023

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    It turned out beautifully! Nice work!
     
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  3. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Nov 10, 2023

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    Very nice. That crown really looks perfect. And your strap is a great match.
     
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  4. Fallout Boy Nov 10, 2023

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    coooool, Nico: congrats!

    Is ths a screw-down glass?(Lässt sich das von vorne aufdrehen, von vorne verschraubt?)
    atb Jo
     
  5. watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Nov 10, 2023

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    I've seen one in the mid 90's for sale at an European Watchfair. Can't remember the price ; was quite cheap. Looks very good now !
     
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  6. rbob99 Nov 10, 2023

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    Congratulations on an excellent result.
     
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  7. JimJupiter Nov 10, 2023

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    who knows, maybe thats the watch? Got it from a watchfair dealer too.

    hm da dreht sich erstmal nichts, außer die Lünette an sich. Gab es sowas?
     
  8. Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Nov 10, 2023

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    Very nice one!
     
  9. Fallout Boy Nov 10, 2023

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    Yes, Nico: this one-my Benson (but no Flieger)

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  10. Vitezi Nov 10, 2023

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    Congratulations on the project - the watch looks great, well done! ::love:: I hope the Heritage department will provide you with some useful information about it. Fliegers by Tissot are scarce enough in their normal 40mm size, never mind a super-jumbo 44mm!
     
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  11. JimJupiter Nov 13, 2023

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    When I get a reply from Tissot, I will post it here. Thanks for your comments!
     
  12. JimJupiter Nov 29, 2023

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    Just got the extract from Tissot. Took them 7 months, but I finally have the proof that the watch is legit :) movement is from 1929 and watch case from 1938.

    special thanks to @Vitezi for his help!



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  13. RevZMan123 Nov 29, 2023

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    very nice, that extract is cool -- i wasn't aware Tissot did that as well.
     
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  14. JimJupiter Nov 30, 2023

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    I found out they do at OF some while ago :D. Pricewise its 105€, but the service is super slow. You get a slot in their service queue and they treat you like you are servicing a watch at their place. Kinda weired and potential to improve. But glad they offer it at least.
     
  15. watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Nov 30, 2023

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    Perfect!
     
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