1965 Fortis Mini Flipper

1965 Fortis Mini Flipper

Postby svaglic » July 5th 2015, 11:22pm

A cheap way for me to own a Fortis. I bought this while I was in Hawaii, so it sat in a package at me mums home for 3 months. Elonga, a part of Fortis back in the day, had this out first,  it was successful, so Fortis decided to put it out under Fortis. I plan on getting an Elonga too. Back in the day, this was cutting edge because of the new plastic that made this watch case. This one came NOS in a box with the paperwork and hang tag. Ebay has had these popping up for the last year, all from Canada. I made a $65.00 offer and it was accepted. I was going to give this to my nephew for his collection I am helping him build, but had a moment of clarity.

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36mm. Small to most, but a good size for me. It looks like an indice is missing the silver marking, but it is just my bad photography.
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I like the strap, it is actually comfortable, but I want to save it, so I am going to replace it with something I already have. It is a small strap, I don't have my measuring capiper with me, but I am guessing 12-14mm. I have some vintage variable size diving stainless bracelets, so I will try to go with one of them until I can find a vintage Tropics that fits.
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Sorry for typos, I'm still on my tablet.
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Re: 1965 Fortis Mini Flipper

Postby abduksion » July 5th 2015, 11:53pm

I like it I find it cool looking. Congrats to your nephew.
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Re: 1965 Fortis Mini Flipper

Postby Racer-X » July 6th 2015, 12:01am

NOS stuff is so fun. Love that case and your moment of clarity... This is a keeper.
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Re: 1965 Fortis Mini Flipper

Postby jason_recliner » July 6th 2015, 12:26am

What the? $65 for a NOS Fortis? That's amazing!
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Re: 1965 Fortis Mini Flipper

Postby biglove » July 6th 2015, 4:11am

That is a helluva' cool watch, especially for $65!

Please post pics of it on bracelet!

Great find, svaglic, truly it is!
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Re: 1965 Fortis Mini Flipper

Postby Kahuna74 » July 6th 2015, 8:39am

I had my eye on one in red, but I was not fast enough. Great score.
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Re: 1965 Fortis Mini Flipper

Postby AJC » July 6th 2015, 9:46am

Sweet! I was going to recommend replacing the strap as the white could get dirty pretty quickly.

Good job on something unique. Love the hands.
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Re: 1965 Fortis Mini Flipper

Postby conjurer » July 6th 2015, 11:07am

That's a nice one, goddamn it!
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Re: 1965 Fortis Mini Flipper

Postby Mortuus » July 6th 2015, 11:13am

Nice find. I was in the hunt for one of these on eBay a few years back, but lost out. Would like to hear how it works out for you.
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