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Aircraft Timepiece: Non Luminous MK IVa "Admiralty" "Click" to Login or Register 
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Admiralty MK IVa cockpit watch. These appear to be rather uncommon.

 
Posts: 2008 | Location: East Lansing, Michigan USA | Registered: November 24, 2002
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The Broad Arrow

 
Posts: 2008 | Location: East Lansing, Michigan USA | Registered: November 24, 2002
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Hello Greg and friends,
oh I would like to own your watch as it is very unusual.
Attached you see a part of page 389 of my book 'British Military Timepieces' showing a RNAS aircraft pocket watch of WWI. It has a dial marking Admiralty Mark II A^D (Air Department). The watch is similar, but the dial is different. The broad arrow on the back is different but as well unusual. There is a second watch has the same dial markings but the more common W^D (War Department) on the back.
Greetings Konrad Knirim
www.knirim.de

 
Posts: 85 | Location: Duesseldorf Germany | Registered: March 08, 2005
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Thank you for your comments, Konrad. The larger and sometimes thicker broad arrows on Royal Navy timepieces are evident on other items of equipment as well. Webley revolvers issued to the Royal Navy at that time also had much larger broad arrows marked on them than those issued to land forces.
 
Posts: 2008 | Location: East Lansing, Michigan USA | Registered: November 24, 2002
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