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Here we have a rare early Lemania HS9 wristwatch. This example is one of the very first of its kind, a series 1 with sterile dial (not maker marked on the face), issued to the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm in the 1940’s.
The HS9 designation displayed on the case back stands for Hydrographic Survey and is the earliest marking. It is the predecessor to the NATO style engravings which many of these watches were later converted and finding an example still clearly displaying HS9 without being crossed out or replaced is rare.
The watches were first ordered by the Navy for pilots and navigators in the late 1940s and Lemania continued supplying them until the early 1960s.
Please note - In working order although the accuracy is not implied or warranted.
The caseback has the original military markings: HS 9 stands for Hydrographic Service, so for Naval issue the broad arrow and denotes crown property, 9 is the stores code for a chronograph wristwatch.
Note - The price is £4250.00 - I require a bank draft for this sale contact me for details.
A glider/aircraft mechanic serving with 310th Troop Carrier Squadron 315th Troop Carrier Group. Letters and V mail to his parents dating from 1942/43/44/45 tracing days in training in the US, deployment overseas to North Africa, Sicily, Italy, England and Trinidad.
The letters are well written and detail service life, food, conditions and general comment with the usual mum bits. Interesting reading but details are sketchy due to the Army censorship.
18 from 1942
27 from 1943
11 from 1944
6 from 1945
A USAAF A11 by Waltham. an issue watch dated 1942, 12 hour black face with 15 jewels movement. Fully marked to the back and in working order although this is not guaranteed.
Here is a USAAF A11 Bulova issue watch dated 1946.
12 hour black face with 15 jewels movement. Fully marked to the back and in working order although this is not guaranteed.
Here is a USAAF A11 by Elgin, issue watch dated 1944. 12 hour black face with 15 jewels movement. Fully marked to the back and in working order although this is not guaranteed. Has lots of service wear and is fitted with a canvas strap.
Here we had an A-17 watch by Waltham which has been issued, 24 hour dial on black face, issued after World War II to U.S. Air Force pilots before and during the Korean War. Service wear and in working order (although not guaranteed)
SPECIFICATION MIL W-6433
MFRS. PART NO. 10616-CS-12-24
SERIAL NO. 12099
ORDER NO. DA-36-038-ORD-8290
STOCK NO. 6244-10616-CS-12-24
WALTHAM WATCH CO.
A WW1 Army and Navy Stores membership ticket for the year 1914 in the name of Major General E.B.Burnaby CB.
No further information.
Measures 60mm x 35mm
Here is a Jawa Para Shock 17 jewels wrist watch. Fully serviced and guaranteed until 7th March 2021. Fully marked on the back of the case. No wrist strap, measures 35mm across the face and has 18mm lugs.
Here is a fully serviced Pilots/Navigators Type A-17 Watch by Waltham. Fully marked on the back, Measures 40mm lug to lug and 31 mm face diameter.
Requires an 18mm watch strap.
Fully service with a guaranteed until 7th March 2021 and in good condition.
Here is an 15 jewel A11 issue wrist watch by Waltham. Air Force Contract dated 1944 in used condition and in working order with a new period strap. Movement is marked Waltham USA.
Please note - working order although the accuracy is not implied or warranted.
Fully marked on the back case with :_
MFRS. PART N0.10616
ORD. NO. W30-053ac-13020
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