Calibre Trooper Watch Collection

Calibre Trooper Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

Introducing the Calibre Trooper: Classic
Military Styling that You Can Wear Anywhere

Calibre WatchesMilitary watches have always played an important role in the history of timekeeping. These durable, easy-to-read timepieces always put function first, and created their own unique style in the process. A good military watch typically has a large, clearly lettered 24-hour dial that remains legible even under poor lighting conditions. The strap is designed for durability. And the watch itself can take a beating.

Calibre Trooper CollectionThe exciting new Calibre Trooper Watch Collection exhibits all these qualities and more. The 40 mm Calibre Trooper features a practical three-hand configuration with a 24-hour dial and an oversize date window at 3 o’clock. You have a choice of rubber, leather, and authentic NATO canvas straps that are quickly interchangeable with self-change pins.

This is a watch you can wear anywhere. The Calibre Trooper Collection is available with a durable stainless steel or IP black case that is water resistant to 170 feet. You have a choice of black or white raised dials and there are eight different strap alternatives. All Calibre Trooper watches are powered by a precision Swiss made Ronda 505 quartz movement that will provide years of dependable service.

Calibre Trooper CollectionThe craftsmanship and attention to detail on these authentically styled military timepieces is impressive and seldom seen at such a reasonable price point. If you’re a person who’s been looking for an authentic military watch that still looks good on dressy occasions, the Calibre Trooper is just what you’ve been looking for.

To view the entire Trooper Collection and reserve what may be today’s quintessential military watch, contact an authorized Calibre dealer today.

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Fortis F-4F Phantoms Phorever Squadron Watch

by John Sealander  

The F-4F Phantom may have taken its last flight, but its memory
will live forever in this fabulous new Fortis squadron watch.

Fortis WatchesThe McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II jet fighter is considered by many to be the last true “pilots” aircraft in active military service. The venerable Phantom, was tricky to fly and had none of the sophisticated computer assisted control systems found on modern jet fighters. Nevertheless, the F-4 remains one of the most popular jet fighters of all time and is the last U.S. fighter to attain “ace” status in the 20th Century by achieving five aerial kills against other enemy fighter aircraft in air-to-air combat.

Although the F-4 was retired from service by the United States in 1996, it has lived on in the armed forces of other nations. On June 28, 2013 the Phantom F-4F fighter jets of the German Air Force took off for the last time, to be replaced by the Eurofighter Typhoon.

To commemorate this historic occasion, Fortis has produced a special “Phantoms Phorever” edition of its popular Flieger Automatic Chronograph Aviator watch. As part of the Fortis Squadron Watch program, the Fortis F-4F Phantoms Phorever watch is being produced in a strictly limited edition of 175 pieces to honor the number of F-4F aircraft flown by the German Air Force.

Fortis F-4F Phantoms Phorever Squadron Watch
Fortis Phantoms Phorever Flieger Automatic Chronograph Watch 635-10-11-L01
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These exclusive limited edition timepieces are emblazoned with the squadron’s own insignia on the dial. The Phantoms Phorever Fortis Flieger Automatic Chronograph features the famous “Phantoms Phorever” slogan encircling the 12-hour subdial at 6 o’clock, an outline of the F-4F aircraft under the continuous small seconds hand at 9 o’clock, and the iconic Phantom “spook” caricature below the day/date indicator.

The Fortis name has become synonymous with the kind of toughness that aviators and astronauts depend on. Although the F-4F has been officially retired by the German Air Force, anyone who has flown or appreciated this legendary aircraft can continue to wear their “Phantoms Phorever” watch with pride as a tribute to one of the most significant jet fighters ever produced. To put a Fortis F-4F Phantoms Phorever watch on your own wrist, contact an authorized Fortis dealer immediately. Supplies of this spectacular timepiece are extremely limited.

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Fortis Hungarian Air Force Squadron Watches


by John Sealander  

Fortis Pilot Professional Chronograph
Official Watch of an Entire Air Force

Fortis WatchesThe Hungarian Air Force has had a long and interesting history. The Air Force was founded in 1918 under the short-lived Hungarian Soviet Republic, but was disbanded only two years later at the end of World War I under the Treaty of Trianon. Under the terms of the treaty, Hungary was forbidden from owning military aircraft. A secret air force was gradually established using civilian planes during the 1930’s and in the Summer of 1942, this secret force became part of the Luftwaffe and fought against Russia on the Eastern Front during World War II.

After the Soviets took over Hungary in 1947, the Russians began to expand and modernize the Hungarian Air Force. During the cold war, the Hungarian pilots flying Russian MIG fighters provided one of the first lines of defense against an attack from the West. The fall of the Soviet Union brought even more dramatic changes, as the Hungarian Air Force became one of the first air forces in the world to officially change sides.

Today, the Hungarian Air Force is a full member of NATO and participates in a wide variety of humanitarian and defensive missions around the world.

Fortis B-42 Pilot Professional Hungarian Air Force Squadron WatchIn 2001, the Hungarian Air Force selected the Fortis Pilot Professional Chronograph as their official timepiece and Hungarian air squadrons have been loyal to Fortis ever since.

A special limited edition of the Pilot Professional Chronograph was created to honor Hungarian NATO pilots. This watch features the Hungarian Air Force insignia on the custom dial at 9 o’clock and the words “Hungarian Air Force” below the small second hand at 6 o’clock.

Fortis B-42 Pilot Professional Hungarian Air Force 47th Combat Squadron WatchThis watch proved popular with pilots and it wasn’t long before the air force’s 47th Combat Squadron based in Pápa, Hungary requested a special version of the Pilot Professional Chronograph for their own squadron. Instead of the Hungarian Air Force insignia, this rare limited edition watch features the insignia of the 47th Combat Squadron at 9 o’clock.

Only 200 numbered watches honoring this elite group of MIG pilots were ever produced.

It is not surprising that the Fortis Pilot Professional Chronograph has been selected by pilots around the world as their official timepiece. This rugged 40mm stainless steel watch is water resistant to 100 meters and features a premium Swiss Valjoux 7750 movement that is accurate to within 1 second a day. The clean, uncluttered black dial features bold white Arabic numerals that are clearly visible even in low-light conditions. These are professional watches that pilots are proud to wear during active duty and pass down to their heirs later.

Fortis Mens 635.10.11.M B-42 Pilot Professional Chronograph Watch

Fortis Mens 635.10.11.M B-42 Pilot Professional Chronograph Watch

List Price: $2,975   Movement: Automatic   Dial: Black

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Fortis USMC Aerial Refueler Transport 352 Squadron Watches


by John Sealander

The Fortis B-42 Cosmonaut GMT Raider
An Exclusive Watch for an Illustrious Squadron

Fortis WatchesSince its creation in April of 1943, Marine Transport Squadron 352 has been providing aerial support wherever the United States Marine Corps has been deployed. This elite unit supported the Berlin Airlift in 1948. The Raiders, as the squadron has come to be known, provided support for the Marines throughout the Korean conflict.

321 Lechfeld Tigers SquadronWith their rapid response capabilities and versatile aircraft, they were called on again during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. The squadron played a vital role throughout the Vietnam era and has taken part in numerous peacekeeping missions, from the civil war in Rwanda, to the disastrous 1999 earthquake in Turkey, as well as the tsunami that devastated Thailand in 2004. In recent years, the squadron has demonstrated their skill and commitment again and again by supporting critical Marine and Navy missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It is only fitting that a fighting force with the illustrious history of Marine Transport Squadron 352 would choose an equally illustrious timepiece for their official squadron watch: the Fortis B-42 Cosmonaut GMT.

Fortis B-42 Cosmonaut GMT Raider 352 Squadron WatchTo commemorate the squadron’s many achievements, Fortis made a special limited edition of 25 military watches exclusively for squadron members.

This unique and very exclusive version of the B-42 Cosmonaut GMT features the 352 squadron patch on the custom dial at 9 o’clock, along with the Raiders scull and crossbones insignia at 12 o’clock. With only 25 total units worldwide, this special limited edition is almost as rare as the Fortis Cosmonaut watches that have actually flown in space.

The B-42 Cosmonaut GMT is a perfect choice for aviators like the Raiders of Squadron 352. The clarity of the double anti-reflective sapphire crystal is amazing, making the clean, uncluttered dial easy to read in any light. The 60 click rotating 24-hour chapter ring is divided into black for night and gray for day, making it almost effortless to track multiple time zones. It’s no surprise that the Russian Space Agency and the Squadron 352 Raiders both rely on the B-42 Cosmonaut GMT.

Fortis Squadron Watches aren’t just another military style timepiece. They’re part of your uniform!

Fortis Mens 624.22.11 M
Spacematic GMT Watch

Eligible for the Squadron Watch Program
Fortis Mens 647.10.11 M
B-42 Official Cosmonauts Day/Date Watch

Eligible for the Squadron Watch Program
Fortis Mens 624.22.11 M Spacematic GMT Watch
Fortis Mens 647.10.11 M B-42 Official Cosmonauts Day/Date Watch

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