BRITISH MILITARY TIMER ONE OF ONLY 10000

Published on: October 31, 2013
Categories: BRITISH, ENGLISH, MWB, POCKET WATCHES, WWII

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READY TO WEAR

SERVICED RESTORED OVERHAULED

WWII

1943 WALTHAM   1/5TH SEC BRITISH MILITARY
TIMER [ONE OF ONLY 10000]   WITH

LEATHER FOB

& BRITISH BUTTON WITH IT’S OWN
MINIATURE MWB MILITARY WATCH BOX

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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.

Early use of the broad arrow can be found on some objects
recovered from the Tudor ship Mary Rose, which sank in 1545. Bronze sheaves for rigging
blocks, spoke wheels for gun carriages, bowls and wooden tankards were found to bear this
mark. 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 origin
and earliest use of the broad arrow symbol are unknown. It could be related to the actual
arrow, longbows and bowmen being a key part of the English army in the Middle ages. Broad
Arrow Tower, built by Henry III of England between 1238 and 1272, in the Tower of London
is said to be named after the royal property mark. Invention of the mark is frequently
attributed to Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, who served as Master-General of the
Ordnance from 1693 to 1702, since the pheon appears in the arms of his family, but it is
known to have been in use earlier than this. There is also an unsubstantiated claim that a
document dated 1330, issued by Richard de la Pole, the King’s Butler, for the purchase of
wine, shows that in order to make sure that ownership could be readily established as
King’s property, he marked each item with an arrow from his own coat of arms. Similarly to
hallmarks, it is currently a criminal offence in the United Kingdom to reproduce the broad
arrow without authority. Section 4 of the Public Stores Act 1875 makes it illegal to use
the “broad arrow” on any goods without permission.

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. Use of
the broad arrow mark commenced in earnest in 1691 with the Massachusetts Bay Charter which
contained a Mast Preservation Clause specifying, in part for better providing and
furnishing of Masts for our Royal Navy wee do hereby reserve to us…ALL trees of the
diameter of 24 inches and upward at 12 inches from the ground, growing upon any soils or
tracts of land within our said Province or Territory not heretofore granted to any private
person. We…forbid all persons whatsoever from felling, cutting or destroying any such
trees without the royal license from us…

Colonists paid little attention to the Charter’s Mast
Preservation Clause, and tree harvesting increased with disregard for broad arrow
protected trees.


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FANTASTIC STUNNING

WALTHAM SPECIAL TIMING DIAL WITH   RED 60

BLACK

5 THROUGH 55 & 1/5TH SEC CHAPTER RING  

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THIS CASE HAS A

SEALED CASE SYSTEM BOTH REAR & FRONT SCREW OFF NOTE BRITISH
BROAD ARROW WITH “F” 161 1/5 SEC T.P. (TEMPORARY PATTERN) G.W 1760

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WE SCREW THE

OUTER COVER OFF

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AN ADDITIONAL INNER

CASE SEAL FURTHER PROTECTS THIS WALTHAM

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GSW/GSWW/MWB

UTILIZES AN ORIGINAL 200 PAGE 1940’S U.S. GOVERNMENT ISSUED
MAINTENANCE MANUAL FOR ALL ELGIN WALTHAM HAMILTON WATCH OVERHAULS

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WALTHAM U.S.A.

First: 31711001 Last: 31721000 (ONLY 10,000 MADE) Model: MIL
(MILITARY TIMER) Material/Grade: Timer Size: 16 Jewelling/Jewels: 9 Balance: Breguet
Spring Style: O.F. (OPEN FACE) O.F. Comment: 111 Date: 1943

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SIGNED

WALTHAM U.S.A. 16 ’43 – T A NINE JEWELS

[SIZE 16 1943 TIMER]

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WE HAVE ADDED A

NICE LEATHER FOB

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READY TO PLACE IN MWB

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PLACED ON WATCH BOX BACK

BUNGEE CORD HOLDS IT DOWN MAKING THE REMOVABLE AND REPLACEMENT A
BREEZE

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A BRITISH PERIOD BUTTON

 

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PLACED IN CASE

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AWESOME

SIMPLE TO HANG OR PLACE ON DESK OR SHELF OPE WEAR IT UTILIZE IT
AND PLACE BACK INTO THE MWB

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ANOTHER SHOT

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JUST TURN STAYS

TO OPEN MWB

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ANOTHER SHOT

 

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