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   HOW CAN AN OFFER FOR ONE WWII PATTERN # 6 BRITISH ANTI SUB TIMER TAKE 4 HOURS TO WRITE UP AND CONTAIN A NEAR MANUSCRIPT OF HISTORY AND FACT? I MEAN MORE IN COST OF CASH AND TIME THEN I WILL EVER RECEIVE BACK   FROM MY OFFERS?

IT IS TO EDUCATE YOU SO THAT WHEN YOU INVEST WITH ME, YOUR WATCH OR TIMER WILL HAVE SUCH FACT AND HISTORY THAT WEN YOU SHOW IT, YOU WILL HAVE THESE FACTS AND AMAZE THOSE WHO CARE TO LISTEN. AND, WHEN YOU OFFER IT FOR SALE ONE DAY, OR LEAVE IT TO SOME ONE, THE VALUE WILL REMAIN AND EVEN INCREASE. THUS, THE FACT OF VINTAGE IS NOT JUST BUYING BUT KNOWING ABOUT WHAT YOU BUY..

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CELEBRATING
BRITISH MILITARY NAVEL SERVICES

THE ADMIRALTY

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Board of admiralty app 1810.
The same board room in use today

FROM THE INVENTION OF FIRST USABLE SHIPS CHRONO AND DECK WATCH, TO THE FIELD WATCH, TO W.W.I WHEN THE WRIST WATCH [TRENCH WATCH] BECAME A WAR TOOL, THE INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENTS OF THE BRITISH ARMED FORCES   PROVIDED THE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR WATCHES, TIMERS, CHRONOS  THEY EACH REQUIRED AND THOSE ACCEPTED WERE ASSIGNED  A "PATTERN" NUMBER.

THE ADMIRALTY WOULD REMAIN   THE NATIONS  PREMIER MILITARY POLITICAL FORCE  AND MILITARY POWER UNTIL THE AGE OF AIRCRAFT AT THE END OF WWII

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BRITISH
WWII
HALLMARKED
BROADARROW

ADMIRALTY
WALTHAM
1943
PATTERN 6
MILITARY NAVEL
SUB-CHASER/SUBMARINER
6 SECOND TIMER
WITH
9 JEWEL
SIZE 16
'43 TA
6 SECOND
MOVEMENT

THIS WALTHAM 6 SECOND TIMER REQUIRED  9 JEWELS
THE ELGIN A-8 10 SEC AVIATION TIMER  REQUIRED  *15 JEWELS
MOST TIMERS HAVE 0 TO 7

AVIATION TIMERS WERE UTILIZED 10 TIMES MORE THAN ANY OTHER TIMER THE 6 AND 10 SECOND TIMERS ARE  THE EARLY FERRARI'S OF TRACK THEIR DESIGN TO BE THE FASTEST OF ANY WATCH OR TIMER MEANT  ENGINEERING. THEY BOTH HAVE A MINIATURE BALANCE THAT SPINS SO FAST THEY BOTH SOUND L;IKE JITTERBUGS IN SPRING. THE A-8 WAS NOMINATED WITH THIS NICK NAME DUE TO THE FACT MORE A-8 TIMERS WERE MADE AND ISSUED  THAN THE PATTERN 6  6 SECOND TIMER.  ONLY A FEW #6 TIMERS WERE REQUIRED PER SHIP OR SUB. YET EVERY PLANE USUALLY HAD 1 TO 3. THE 6 SEC WAS CALLED INTO ACTION WHEN ACTION WAS CALLED THE 10 SEC WAS IN ACTION SEVERAL TIMES ON EVERY FLIGHT

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Flag of the Lord High Admiral

The office of Admiral of England ( Lord Admiral / later Lord High Admiral) was created around 1400, though there were before this Admirals of the Northern and Western Seas. In 1546, King Henry VIII established the Council of the Marine, later to become the Navy Board, to oversee administrative affairs of the naval service. Operational control of the Navy remained the responsibility of the Lord High Admiral, who was one of the nine Great Officers of State.

In 1628, Charles I put the office of Lord High Admiral into commission and control of the Royal Navy passed to a committee in the form of the Board of Admiralty. The office of   *Lord High Admiral passed a number of times in and out of commission until 1709, after which the office was almost permanently in commission.

In 1831, the Navy Board was abolished as a separate entity and its duties and responsibilities were given back to the Admiralty.

In 1964, the Admiralty was subsumed into the Ministry of Defense along with the War Office and the Air Ministry. Within the expanded Ministry of Defense are the new Admiralty Board, Army Board and Air Force Board, each headed by the Secretary of State for Defense. As mentioned above, there is also a new Navy Board in charge of the day-to-day running of the Royal Navy.

* the last Lord High Admiral being the future King William IV in the early 19th century

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This fully, perfectly operating : BROAD ARROW, PATTERN NO 6, ADMIRALTY SIGNED, SUB CHASER/SUBMARINER 6 SEC BRITISH MILITARY TIMER was made by WALTHAM WATCH CO USA, one of the greatest Watch, Timer, Chronograph AND, Complicated watch-movement companies in the world during WWII

The first British WWII Contract For *Pattern No 6, *6 second Naval Service Timers, was made by Waltham and signed  "*Admiralty Pattern NO 6 " on their dials as stated by British Contracts..

The British Admiralty and Air Ministry were precise on their requirements.  Only the highest rated quality timers watches and other devices were purchased. This unique 6 second yardage timer was utilized in ANTI-SUB Warfare on both subs and sub Chasers for military offensive & defensive systems. ANTI-SUB could be DESTROYERS, CRUISERS, ANTI-SUB SUB CHASERS AND, OF COURSE, MOSTLY ON SUBMARINES.

Pattern 6 does not mean that  all "PATTERN NO 6 " timers are  "6 second timers" the 6 was for a certain group of timers for certain ministries

The 6 sec ANTI-SUB is the rarest, and most collectible, in fact more than the 10 sec AVIATION Timer by Elgin [we recently placed one that was assigned to British Air Forces] due to it's rare nature and the fact less were made.

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Though  the pattern 6,   6 second timer was issued to British Anti Submarine and Submarine Chaser Ships throughout the many theaters of operation, they remain rare; especially those that saw ACTIVE SERVICE!

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FROM THE ORIGINAL CELLULOID CRYSTAL TO THE SIZE 16 '43 TA MOVEMENT
THIS ADMIRALTY PATTERN 6 6 SECONDS TIMER REMAINS ORIGINAL.
WITH A
DOUBLE SEALED SCREW DOWN CASE
TIGHTLY SEALING INNER CASE BACK
SEALED BRASS BASE ENAMEL DIAL
SCREW DOWN BEZEL
CELLULOID CRYSTAL
'43 T A 9J MOVEMENT
SINGLE HAND

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UN-SCREWING THE CASE BACK REVEALS A TIGHTLY SEALED
SECOND BARRIER. A STRAIGHT EDGED RAZOR IS REQUIRED TO REMOVE IT

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AND, IT HAS A  SEALED DIAL

THE DIAL ON THIS RARE 6 SECOND PATTERN 6 IS CONSTRUCTED OF A STURDY BRASS PLATE WITH ENAMEL ON TOP. AN  ADMIRALTY REQUIRED  SIGNATURE UNDER THE SINGLE HAND STATING


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ADMIRALTY  PATTERN  NO  6"

THE DIAL IS MARKED IN SECONDS 1 THROUGH  6 WITH YARDAGE 500 - 5000. IT WAS MADE FOR SUB-CHASERS & SUBMARINES, AS WELL AS DESTROYERS AND/OR CRUISERS THAT ALSO HAD ANTI SUB DUTIES. THUS, WITH SCREW DOWN DOUBLE CASE AND A SEAL BEHIND THE DIAL, AND A CELLULOID CRYSTAL, IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST SEALED TIMERS EVER MADE.

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THIS IS WHAT I ENCOUNTERED NOTE THE HAND IS ACTUALLY STILL CORRODING

WITH THAT IN MIND, THE CRYSTAL ON THIS PARTICULAR PATTERN 6 WAS COMPROMISED DURING WWII. SALT & MOISTURE ENTERED THE WATCH THROUGH THIS MINOR BREECH. OVER TIME,THE SALT INTERACTED WITH THE ENAMEL ON THE BRASS PLATE DIAL EVENTUALLY REACHING THE BRASS PLATE WHERE IT, OVER TIME, BEGAN TO " CORRODE GREEN" THE AREAS IT CONTACTED.

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REMEMBER, TO BREECH THE ENAMEL, IT HAD TO TAKE  TIME. THEN IT CREATED MINOR  "BUBBLED" AREAS WHERE THE SALT INTERACTED WITH THE BRASS TO REVEAL GREEN CORROSION.

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LUCKILY, BEING THAT IT WAS MOISTURE VS WATER, ONLY THE DIAL AND HAND WERE EFFECTED. THE PROTECTION DESIGNED INTO THE CASE KEPT MOISTURE FROM REACHING THE MOVEMENT. THE FACT THAT THE  HAND BARREL ACTUALLY RUSTED AND EXPANDED- SEALING THE ONLY OPENING THAT MAY HAVE ALLOWED THE MOISTURE TO ENTER THE MOVEMENT, THAT OF THE HAND PINION..

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THE HAND WAS REMOVED, DIAL REMOVED AND I  USED A MIXTURE OF CHEMICALS TO STOP THE CORROSION W/O HARMING THE ENAMEL. AREAS WHERE THE ENAMEL WAS PEELING. I TREATED WITH CARE SO THAT FURTHER WORK WOULD RESTORE THOSE AREAS.

THEN, METICULOUSLY, USING A SUPER-FINE MICRO STEEL POINTED PIC WITH  WOODEN GRAVER HANDLE, I ATTACKED THE MINUTE POCKETS OF CORROSION. THEN, WHEN THEY WERE SMOOTH I UTILIZED HAIR SPRING CLEANER, A POWERFUL CLEANER USED ON BALANCE HAIR SPRINGS TO COAT OVER THE BREACHED AREAS FOR 30 SECONDS, THEN I COATED THE DIAL WITH A MIXTURE OF PRODUCTS WITH A BASE OF SILICONE 7. AFTER AN HOUR, I  REMOVED THE  EXCESS WITH WATCH MAKERS PAPER.

 

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AS YOU CAN SEE. SOME ,MINOR STAINING REMAINS
THE ONCE CORRODED POCKETS ARE NEUTRALIZED
75% FLATTENED ENAMEL BUCKLING
100% SEALED.
NO LOSE OF NUMBERS OR WRITING

WALTHAM
U.S.A.

ADMIRALTY PATTERN NO 6
1 THOUGH 6

[SECONDS]
500 - 4500 YARDS

[ACTUALLY 5000 AT "0"]
BLACK HASH CHAPTER

HAND NEUTRALIZED
LIGHTLY SANDED
PAINTED

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ABOVE WAS THE FINAL WORKS BEING ASSEMBLED

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A NOTE: EARLY TIMERS HAD ROUNDED CROWNS- MOST OF THOSE THOSE PRODUCED AFTER ARE SQUARE

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NO DATE OR  PERIOD   IS KNOWN FOR THIS LONG NECK STRAP

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CONDITION OF CASE IS FINE

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British Armed Forces
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PATTERN NUMBERS

FOR MUCH OF HER HISTORY, THE BRITISH WAR DEPARTMENT SUPPLIED PRECISE DETAILS ON ALL FACETS OF THEIR TIMES PIECES. DURING  WWII,  SOME CONTRACTS WERE APPROVED FROM STOCKS OF MAJOR COMPANIES LIKE LEMANIA, GALLET, WALTHAM, ELGIN AND OTHERS; OTHERS WERE ADJUSTED AND/OR  IMPROVED VERSIONS OF THOSE SOLD AT MARKET.-- SUCH AS THIS CUSTOMIZED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE ADMIRALTY, PATTERN NO. 6 6 SECOND ANTI-SUB TIMER

PONT OF FACT, WE RECENTLY PLACED AN ELGIN 15J JITTERBUG WITH BRITISH MARKINGS ON CASE BACK. IT WAS FOR THE BRITISH AIR MINISTRY. AN AVIATION TIMER WITHOUT A PATTERN NUMBER.

MOST OF THE SELECTED MODELS FOR THE BRITISH AIR AND ADMIRALTY SEA MINISTRIES WERE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF THE PERIOD BECAUSE THERE WERE EXPERIENCED MEN ON STAFF OF BOTH MINISTRIES WHOM WROTE THE CONTRACTS. THOSE CHOSEN WERE USUALLY SUBMITTED FOR TESTING .

WWII CAME ON SO FAST AND SO WIDE THAT MANY NORMAL PHASES OF PURCHASING HAD TO BE  PLACED ASIDE. NO TIME FOR TESTING SO TO SPEAK.

YET THE ADMIRALTY CONTINUED TO UTILIZE THIS AGED SYSTEM.  JUST AS  IMPROVEMENTS IN EARLY SHIPS CHRONO'S WERE DUE TO THE BRITISH ADMIRALTY, THOSE SAME TRADITIONS WERE UTILIZED FOR MANY PURCHASES.

MOST UNITS ACCEPTED BY THE ADMIRALTY WERE ASSIGNED TO A UNIT AND HALLMARK WITH THE UNIT CODE, THE KINGS BROADARROW AND A PATTERN NUMBER THAT IDENTIFIED THE MECHANICAL STYLE OR MAKE UP OF THE TIME PIECE.

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IN 1938, WITH WAR BEATING ON THE DOOR, THE BRITISH, WHO NORMALLY WOULD HAVE REQUIRED TESTING AND ASSIGNED PATTERN NO'S TO THE DIFFERENT WATCHES AND TIMERS, SIMPLY MADE A CALL ON WATCH MANUFACTURERS AND PROVIDED BASIC REQUIREMENTS AND THEN STAMPED THE THOUSANDS OF TIMERS AND POCKET WATCHES WITH AN ABBREVIATION OF THE WORDS,    GOVERNMENT SERVICE TEMPORARY PATTERN: GTSP G.T.S.P. GT/SP .

YET THE AGE OLD WAYS OF SOME SERVICES, MAINLY THE OLDEST, THE ADMIRALTY, AND THE NEWEST, THE AIR MINISTRY, CHOSE TO CONTINUE THE TRADITION ON MANY OF THEIR PURCHASES. THUS, THIS TIME PIECE, BEING AN ADMIRALTY TIMER, RECEIVED A PATTERN NO SIGNING ON BOTH THE DIAL  [ADMIRALTY PATTERN NO 6] AND CASE BACK [PATT.6 ] , ALONG WITH A SERVICE NUMBER [U9833] AND ORIGINAL BOLD ADMIRALTY 3D BOXED STYLE BROADARROW.

NOTE: THE COLORATION IN THE GROOVES WAS CAUSED BY EXPOSURE OF THE BASE METAL TO SALT WATER.  WE CHOSE TO CLEAN AND FURTHER NEUTRALIZE THE CUTS YET LEAVE THE COLOR WHICH IS INDICATIVE OF SERVICE AND NOT AN UNUSED TIMER SURFACING. THIS BEAUTY SERVED IN WWII..

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GSTP / BROADARROW

BROAD ARROW

A broad arrow or pheon is a type of arrow with a typically flat barbed head. It is a symbol used traditionally in heraldry, most notably in England, and later the United Kingdom to mark government property.

The Office of Ordnance was created by Henry VIII in 1544. It dates back to the position of Master of Ordnance, one of whom, Nicholas Merbury, was present at the Battle of Agincourt. The Office became the Board of Ordnance in 1597, its principal duties being to supply guns, ammunition, stores and equipment to the King's Navy.

The headquarters and main arsenal of the Office were in the White Tower of  the Tower of London. The broad arrow mark has been used over the years by the Office and Board to signify at first objects purchased from the monarch's money and later to indicate government property. With the demise of the Board in 1855, the War Department and today's Ministry of Defense continued to use the mark. The arrow also appears in the Ordnance Survey logo.

The broad arrow frequently appeared on military boxes and equipment such as canteens, bayonets and rifles, as well as the British prison uniform from the 1870s, and even earlier, that of transportees in British penal colonies such as Australia The broad arrow marks were also used by Commonwealth countries on their ordnance.

The broad arrow was used by the British to mark trees intended for ship building use in North America during colonial times. Three axe strikes resembling an arrowhead and shaft, were marked on large mast-grade trees.

It is currently a criminal offence in the United Kingdom to reproduce the broad arrow without authority

 

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INNER CASE COVER
KEYSTONE
[LOGO]
BASE METAL
456120

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THE ORIGINAL  CRYSTAL ABOVE IS CELLULOID,
'TWAS TOUGH STUFF THAT YELLOWED OVER TIME.
LIKE MOVIE FILM
TO MAKE CRYSTALS IT HAD TO BE THICK
IT WAS THE THICKNESS PLUS THE ABILITY TO  ABSORB
TWO TO FOUR TIMES THE ABUSE OF WWII PLASTICS
IT WAS THE FACT THAT OVER TIME IT DEGRADED
TO A POINT THE CLARITY WAS GONE  THAT IT WAS REPLACED
BY PLASTICS THEN ACRYLIC PLASTIC CONCOCTIONS
I HAVE LONG BEEN RESTORING CELLULOID
I RESTORED THIS CRYSTAL TO  80%.
ONLY A SHALLOW YELLOW TINT REMAINS.

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THE PIC ABOVE WAS AFTER HALF TREATMENT

USING
ALCOHOL
ACETONE
AND
BUFFING

DO NOT TRY THIS
UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
YOUR CRYSTAL WILL MELT IF YOU'RE NOT CAREFUL

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ABOVE IS THE CRYSTAL PLACED BACK ON THE CASE
THE BREECH WAS REPAIRED AND UV CEMENT/GLUE/SEALER
UTILIZED TO SEAL THE CRYSTAL TO BEZEL 

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SIGNED WALTHAM U.S.A. 16 '43 -T A
NINE JEWELS

[ SIZE 16 POCKET WATCH SIZE   ]
[ '43 = 1943 ]

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NOTE THE EXTRAORDINARY BALANCE WHEEL
1/4 THE SIZE OF SIMILAR BALANCES
TWICE AS THICK
WITH TEETH CUT SO THE STOP LEVER CAN STOP
WHAT IS AN ULTRA SONIC SPEEDY BALANCE
IT TAKES A TREMENDOUS FORCE TO STOP HER

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