For the past year or so, I have become quite interested in the German watchmaker, Tutima. Yes, I really do believe there are great watchmakers other than the Swiss, even though my Rolex Explorer is my favourite watch so far, and likely will remain so. I stopped in at Timeco, at our local downtown mall, with my friend Ian (Shandy). I wanted to show him the Tutima models, as he was a bit less familiar with them than I am. This is one of the very few shops I know that carry the brand, and the only one in the Vancouver area. Tutima Classic Flieger Chronograph 1941 The Classic Flieger Chronograph 1941, being the only Tutima model that has a manual wind, is the one that interests me most. I also like a watch with history, and this does not disappoint. Fortunately, the young chap that took care of us was absolutely full of information about the watch, including the movement, history and manufacturing. Unfortunately, my memory is so bad, I have to rely a little on the beautiful little catalogue I received. This watch is a beautiful and accurate replica of the one given to airmen during the Second World War. Here is a link to the Tutima website, which gives a much better idea of the history: http://tutima.com/en/classic.php?osCsid=7f5aa17844b66fe89d5ed7a3c19906a6 I am very impressed with the finish of this watch. The brushed stainless is flawless over the entire case, including sides, back and lugs. The coin bezel is polished. There is a beautiful thick leather water resistant strap, as good quality as I have seen, and it suits the watch beautifully. The movement is a modified Valjoux 7750, modified to a self wind, the 7760. The original movement UROFA 59, and very few traces are left, so a replacement was found. The 30-minute counter on the Valjoux 7750 is located at 12 o'clock, and Tutima has modified the movement so the counter is now at the 3 o'cock position. Other modifications were made, such as the finish on the movement, one of them being the addition of Geneva Stripes. I could go on, but I would be cheating, as I would have to copy from either the web or the catalogue. It would be great to hear from anyone else who has had experience with this watch. It retails in Canada for $3500CAD, but I have seen it for less on grey market websites, and sales from private owners. For a chronograph, it is one of the most beautiful and simple I have seen, for me the added advantage of being manual wind. I was surprised to learn that is also a hacking movement, so the second hand can be stopped to sync the time. Lots of little treasures to be found on this beautiful timepiece! Cheers, Carl ps forgot to mention, the size is about 38.5mm, and ideal size for me as well. Maybe a bit small for some, though.