New Watch Alert: Omega Flightmaster Ref. 145.036
After a few years of considering the idea, I pulled the trigger and bought myself an Omega Flightmaster. It was an early chronograph, in the late 60s and early 70s, and features the aforementioned stopwatch functions, along with a nice time zone hand for travel and a rotating interior bezel. I saved a bit by buying one with a cracked crystal, and having it replaced with an OEM crystal by my watch guy, Mr. Yoon when it was serviced. It’s hefty - definitely a casual or sporting watch. But I have a lovely little gold Longines manual from the 50s that my grandfather gave me for special occasions, and a Junghans Max Bill automatic for in between.

New Watch Alert: Omega Flightmaster Ref. 145.036

After a few years of considering the idea, I pulled the trigger and bought myself an Omega Flightmaster. It was an early chronograph, in the late 60s and early 70s, and features the aforementioned stopwatch functions, along with a nice time zone hand for travel and a rotating interior bezel. I saved a bit by buying one with a cracked crystal, and having it replaced with an OEM crystal by my watch guy, Mr. Yoon when it was serviced. It’s hefty - definitely a casual or sporting watch. But I have a lovely little gold Longines manual from the 50s that my grandfather gave me for special occasions, and a Junghans Max Bill automatic for in between.

A guy at the flea market yesterday had one of these in his case. I tried it on.
He wanted $2200 for it, and it took all my self control not to write him a check on the spot.

A guy at the flea market yesterday had one of these in his case. I tried it on.

He wanted $2200 for it, and it took all my self control not to write him a check on the spot.