• WWII RAF MKIII B Smiths Cockpit Clock. Jaeger Le Coultre 24 hour Time of Trip

    £595.00

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    Here we have a very tidy and clean functioning Smiths MK III B Aircraft clock. Stores reference 6A/839.  Supplied to the Air Ministry by  S. Smith & Sons (MA) Ltd. London.  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.   

     The dial and hands are generally in good condition but there is loss of some paint.  It is marked with the supplier's details, stores reference code and '39 date. The clock seems to be in good working order and is currently keeping good time but the 'time of trip' hands do not move. I don’t know if they are unserviceable as I not aware as to how or what controls this particular function. The serial number of the clock as marked on the face is 544 which matches that stamped on the rear casing which appears to have been repainted. I believe the MKIII B was fitted to early Spitfires and Hurricanes and the MKIII B is considerably rarer than the 12 hour MKIII A.

    This is a very nice item suitable for an cockpit of Instrument panel display

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