This Omega Flightmaster is a very unique looking vintage watch.
The Flightmaster came in 2 versions, an earlier model that had a 24 hour time register at 9 o'clock instead of the running seconds register found on this model. The movement used in this model is the 17 jewel Omega manual wind calibre 911. The 24 hour model used the Omega manual wind calibre 910.
The dial on this watch is breathtaking, the hands all still have a very sharp contrast against the dial and the wrist presence created by this watch is overwhelming. My wife actually calls it "the EGG".
This watch was created for pilots and was marketed by Omega as such. There is evidence that Flightmasters were used by the Astronauts, reference Imai's Omega Speedmaster book, there's a Soviet Cosmonaut wearing a Flightmaster identical to this.
The dimentions for the watch is 43mm wide by 52mm long.
Some great resources for these great old watches http://www.chronomaddox.com/flightmasterarticle.html
|The Flightmaster c.911 (ST145.036) - photos from chronomaddox |
- a comprehensive article on the flightmaster, including how to read as well as the functions of the various pushers/dials. http://www.old-omegas.com/pilotline.html
-a good general resource for the flightmaster series. http://www.old-omegas.com/
- old manuals and other cool reference materials
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