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Year: 1968 - 1977
Dial Width: 30 mm
Dial Height: 30 mm
|Movement: 17 jewels manual-wind
Case: fiberglass / noryl
Case Width: 40 mm without crown
Case Height: 42 mm with lugs
Serial Number on Back: 0155
Serial Number on Movement: NA
Strap Width: 18 mm
Strap Length: 5.5 in (measures up to 7.5 in with case)
This watch keeps good time & is in good working condition! Add this to your collection of vintage quality timepieces!
The photos presented below are of the actual item for sale. Kindly study them carefully because what you see is what you will get. We try our best to describe watches as accurately as we can. In case we missed a few points, you are welcome to ask questions.
As optional/customization parts, 5 bezels of various colors & scales were available for the Flipper Chronograph to represent the 5 rings in the Olympicss logo.
The Flipper model was initially released under the FORTIS name & later diversified under ELOGA, creating a design distinction between the two: FORTIS, for the conservative Flippers; ELOGA, for the adventurous. Very recently though, FORTIS redesigned & reintroduced the Flipper as FORTIS Colors, with the tagline, "Comeback of the Legendary Flipper" [http://www.fortis-colors.com]
EXTERNAL/INTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *NEAR MINT condition (93-97%): Showing very light signs of wear. Very faint scratches on the case, bezel, bracelet or buckle are visible to the naked eye. Working perfectly, keeping good time & needs nothing.
*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System
white fiberglass / noryl case
fiberglass / noryl World Time Bezel with painted markings & coin edging
matte blue dial with white trim in PRISTINE condition as it has crisp markings & a flawless surface
white-coated steel hour & minute hands; orange-coated steel second/pointer hands
Notes on the HANDS: Light paint chipping on the small chronograph pointer hands
painted black/orange bar hour markers
date display window at 12 o'clock
painted white FORTIS crown logo, ELOGA name logo & "CHRONOGRAPH" at upper right quadrant
painted black "T SWISS MADE T" at 6 o'clock
clear painted black grid
original stainless steel ELOGA crown & push-buttons
original ELOGA acrylic crystal
original ELOGA white rubber strap
Strap Length: 6 in (measures up to 7.75 in with case)
original ELOGA white fiberglass / noryl clasp
Notes on the STRAP: The reverse side has a faint color mark (looks like faded blue ink)
case back embossed with Olympics logo, serial numbers, "FLIPPER CHRONOGRAPH", "SWISS MADE", "WATER RESISTANT 5 ATM", "ELECTRONICALLY TESTED"
Swiss-made FORTIS - ELOGA 17 jewels manual-wind movement - cleaned, serviced & checked by our skilled technician
Movement is not shown with photos but guaranteed authentic! One has to pop the crystal, separate the crown, remove the hands & unhinge the dial to access the movement, which is a delicate process that can only be entrusted to our technician
Vintage ad of the ELOGA Flipper (non chronograph) & a current ad of the FORTIS Flipper for your reference
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