WWII RAF MKIII A Smiths Cockpit Clock. Jaeger Le Coultre 24 hour Time of Trip. Dated 1938
Here we have a very tidy and clean functioning Smiths MK III A Aircraft clock. Stores reference 6A/676. Supplied to the Air Ministry by S. Smith & Sons (MA) Ltd. London and dated 1938. Metal cased Swiss made Jaeger-Le-Coultre 8-day jewelled lever keyless movement with 7.5cm 24-hour black dial, luminous Arabic numerals and subsidiary 12-hour dial which registers the 'time of trip'. The high quality movement provides a chronograph action for the time of trip. Two knobs located at 4 & 8 o'clock, control the operation of the clock The left hand knob acts as the winder (anticlockwise turn) and when pulled out can be used to set the time. The knob at 4 o'clock stops the second hand when depressed and a further press re-sets the second hand.
This piece is in good running order having been renovated by Smiths & Son in 1986. The dial and hands are excellent as shown in the photos. It is marked with the supplier's details, stores reference code and '39 date.. The serial number of the clock as marked on the face is 729 which matches that stamped on the rear casing. Used on a variety of aircraft during WWII including Spitfires and Hurricanes but also larger aircraft such as the Wellington Bomber. No history as such as to what aircraft this unit came from but with it been dated 1938 it probably saw service during the Battle Of Britain
This is a very nice item suitable for an cockpit of Instrument panel display
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