XOSkeleton DNA Retro B-17 Flying Fortress

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XOSkeleton DNA Retro B-17 Flying Fortress

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The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry outperformed both competitors and more than met the Air Corps’ expectations. Although Boeing lost the contract because the prototype crashed, the Air Corps was so impressed with Boeing’s design that they ordered 13 more B-17s for further evaluation. From its introduction in 1938, the B-17 Flying Fortress evolved through numerous design advances.

The B-17 was primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets. The United States Eighth Air Force, based at many airfields in southern England, and the Fifteenth Air Force, based in Italy, complemented the RAF Bomber Command’s nighttime area bombing in the Combined Bomber Offensive to help secure air superiority over the cities, factories and battlefields of Western Europe in preparation for the invasion of France in 1944. The B-17 also participated to a lesser extent in the War in the Pacific, early in World War II, where it conducted raids against Japanese shipping and airfields.

This XO Retro watch contains certified metal from this legendary war machine melted into the steel of the 44mm case! You get all certification including hologram and original elaborate packaging and manual. The Miyota OS10 quartz chronograph movement provides not only the chrono but also 24 hr indicator. The hardened mineral crystal features not only DiamondFX coating but also 18 LAYERS of UV blocking protection! The finished work is presented on 22mm leather strap (8.5” wrist) and tested to 50M water resistance.

The MSRP is $429.00 and we know it has sold in the $200 range. This is a jaw dropping find direct from the XOS vault, NOT PREVIOUSLY OWNED, at just $59.99, SHIPPING INCLUDED! Note that when this sells out it is extremely unlikely we can source more as this will never be made again; please act quickly!

Cite this article as: TAW Staff, "XOSkeleton DNA Retro B-17 Flying Fortress," on Talk About Watches, September 28, 2018, https://talkaboutwatches.com/xoskeleton-dna-retro-b-17-flying-fortress-wmd/.

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Gregory Mayer

How do you replace strap ?