Monday, November 25, 2013

No risk no joy..... It's a Fortis!

Fortis Allrisks

When talk about Fortis... we are visualizing Cosmonauts or Fighter jet pilot that cruising at Mach 1.8..... wearing a somewhat sophisticated and technology advance time piece. Well this is certainly not the case..... as we need to wind back the time into a slower pace 1960's.......    

Kind of wondering whether this watch is from the family of Fortis Spacematic? The Spacematic Automatic, constructed for extreme conditions and temperature changes was tested by the seven members of an US space mission. 

This watch is measuring 34 mm excluding its crown. It has a matte finishing stainless steel case and with a convex acrylic crystal. The black dial has aged quite a bit but nevertheless it is still a beauty..... The bronze colour Fortis logo emblem as well as the words Fortis, Swiss marked the center stage, This watch has the brone colour markers and hands. An "ar" wording usually visible at 9 O'clock marker has faded with time and is no longer visible to naked eyes. Just above the 6 O'clock marker, it is written Automatic, 21 Jewels. At the bottom of the dial, a proud statement of this watch being a genuine Swiss Made. The crown of this particular watch is a replacement generic part...

At the back case it is marked as Fortis Allrisks model with reference no 6086. It is also stated as waterproof, but to what depth or atmospheric pressure???? The back case is screw in type. 

Fortis Allrisks utilised the Eta 2452 21 jewels automatic movement.  Eta 2452 has a frequency of 18,000 A/h and a power reserve of 42 hours. Like most of the calibers during the time, this has non quickset date.

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