Find of the Month: Fortis Mini Flipper Watch
The month isn’t quite over, but I’m guessing that I probably won’t find anything else as awesome as this Fortis Mini Flipper watch. The original Flipper was designed as a dive watch and introduced in 1965. It was the first wristwatch with a monocoque (one-piece) plastic case which allowed it withstand water indepths of 50 to 200 meters. Brightly coloured Mini Flippers were designed for women and children.
This timepiece is so wonderful: It’s keeping great time; it’s yellow; it’s in excellent condition; and it’s got all that ’60s-era design that I love in a watch. And it was, like, $10.