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WW1 R.F.C. Aviation Watch, MK.V

WW1 R.F.C. Aviation Watch, MK.V

Code: SOLD-993

SOLD


By Doxa. Circa 1914-1917. Nickel plated steel case with a self-starting keyless 30-hour, 15-jewel movement.. The Swiss movements were selected for accuracy despite the vibration to which they were submitted. Black dial with white non-luminous Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds dial. Although normally referred to as a watch these were actually fitted to the aircraft cockpit instrument panel via a special holder and used like a clock. The bow seen on on this example, and common to most found today, will have been added at a later date for 'pocket' use. The hands of this watch are unfortunately missing, the dial is slightly loose and the crystal has been replaced with perspex. Other than that it is in very good used condition and the movement ticks away strongly. Clear markings on the dial and with war department broad arrow and 'A' indicating aviation issue. Shouldn't be too hard to locate some hands that would fit and restore this to its former glory. Stock code C16356.