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VINTAGE
WWII
WALTHAM

TYPE A-11
HACKING
MILITARY WATCH

WITH
G-20 STYLE GREEN NYLON MILITARY STRAP
WITH BRUSHED KEEPERS


IN A

GOLD SMITH WATCH WORKS
WWII ARMY-AIRFORCE
HISTORICAL
WATCH BOX

WITH
REMOVABLE

WWII ELGIN TYPE A-8
10 SECONDS NAVIGATION TIMER
WITH LEATHER FOB
&
MILITARY BUTTON

AND

WWII WITTNAUR
US ARMY-AIR FORCE
SURVIVAL COMPASS
WITH LEATHER FOB
&
MILITARY BUTTONS

AND

WWII  DISNEY DESIGNED
DONALD DUCK
BOMBER FLIGHT PATCH

AND

4 KELLOGG 1943 PINBACK BUTTONS
EACH FEATURING A WWII SQUADRON

AND
WWII ARMY AIRFORCE INSIGNIA

AND

A FREE PROFESSIONAL ONLINE APPRAISAL
WITH THE HISTORY OF THE ITEMS AS TOLD HEREIN
FOR INSURANCE PURPOSES

Your Appraisal Shall Also Contain All The Information & History
We Have listed . Click Here To View A GSW Appraisal With History 

YOU ALSO RECEIVE

FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

FOR WATCH TIMER & COMPASS

35.00 US SHIPPING DOUBLE BOXED
INSURED WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY!

45.00 PUERTO RICO AND HAWAII

65.00 INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
WITH SIGNATURE AND INSURANCE 

 



 

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CASE IS HINGED AT TOP AND LIFTS UP
FOR REMOVAL OF WATCHES AND COMPASS

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WALTHAM WWII A-11 PILOTS WATCH

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FIRST THE WATCH

THE DIAL
BLACK ORIGINAL FINISH DIAL
WHITE 1-12 ARABIC NUMERALS
WHITE SECONDS CHAPTER RING
MARKED WITH
WHITE ARABIC NUMERALS
EVERY 10 SECONDS

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WITH

G-20 NATO STYLE
GREEN NYLON
MILITARY STRAP
WITH
BRUSHED STAINLESS KEEPERS


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ORIGINAL 2 PIECE CASE DIAL & HANDS


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STEEL SCREW BACK

TYPE A-11
SPEC NO.94-27834
SERIAL NO AF 42-25237
MFR'S ASS'Y PART NO.10616
ORD.NO.W-535 ac-28073
WALTHAM WATCH CO

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SUPER CLEAN ORIGINAL DIAL

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SERVICED
OVERHAULED

WALTHAM
PREMIER
U.S.A.
16 JEWELS
6/0 142
3 196 597



FEATURES
SWEEP SECONDS
HACKING


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ELGIN "JITTERBUG"
10 SECOND
NAVIGATION TIMER

SIGNED CASE BACK

ELGIN
TYPE A-8
SPEC NO. 94-27749
SER NO. AF44-570
MFRS PART NO. 1778
ORD NO. WII-107AC-112 (45)

Grade 582 1/30-second timer used by the US Army-Airforce and known as Watch. Navigation (Ground Speed) Type A-8.

One of its most important uses of the A-8   was for navigation. Air speed indicators on WWII aircraft were controlled by air being forced into the air speed indicator as you flew your plane. The problem was that as you gained altitude less and less air entered the device and there was always a wind blowing and your speed relative to the ground is going to be either lower or higher depending on whether you are flying into the wind or with the wind.

To make corrections and get  your actual speed relative to the ground you needed to do some arithmetic. You had to figure your actual groundspeed and compare it to the airspeed indicator and then adjust your navigation calculations accordingly. The piot or navigator would pick out, say, a pair of known parallel roads or other landmarks about 5 to 10 miles apart early in your flight and the measure the distance between them using the scale on a map, they would then click this 10 second timer on and then off as they   flew from one to the other. Some basic [for those that were trained] calculations and division and they had their actual groundspeed.

A MUST TO ADD TO ANY
WWII
ARMY-AIRFORCE
MILITARY COLLECTION

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THIS ELGIN 10 SECOND NAVIGATION TIMER
IS THE REAL DEAL
WITH 10 SECOND TIMER MARKERS
AND
5 MINUTE REGISTER
THE TIMER MUST REVOLVE

6 TIMES
TO REACH ONE MINUTE

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WITH LEATHER FOB
AND
MILITARY BUTTON

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CASE DIAL AND MOVEMENT
IN EXCELLENT
WORKING CONDITION

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THIS ELGIN 10 SECOND NAVIGATIONAL TIMER
IS AN AWESOME TIME PIECE

AND
AN STUNNINGLY ENGINEERED

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CASED AND TIMED
BY ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO
WATCH
STAR CASE
COMPANY
5089518

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DOUBLE CASE COVER

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TITLED "THE JITTERBUG"
DUE TO THE SMALL BALANCE THAT
ROTATES BACK AND FORTH
SO FAST IT SOUNFDS LIKE A JITTERBUG

YOU CAN SEE HOW SMALL IT IS

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ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO
U.S.A.
15 JEWELS


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WWII U.S. WITTNAUER COMPASS

Wttnauer Compass was among the contents of the WWII U.S. Army Air Force pilot's emergency kit which fit into the back pad of a parachute. In addition to the compass, it contains, among other things, concentrated food, emergency ration, a frying pan, knife, lighter, pistol and ammunition, gloves, and insecticide in a compact form.

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COMPASS WORKING
AND IN
EXCELLENT CONDITION

 

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STAMPED U.S.

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ATTACHED LEATHER FOB

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CASE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

 

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COMPASS WITH LEATHER FOB
AND
GOLD PLATED
WWII
MILITARY
UNIFORM BUTTON


 

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WATCH
COMPASS
TIMER
CAN BE REMOVED AND WORN
AND

PLACED BACK IN CASE
TO DISPLAY
WHEN NOT IN USE


 

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WWII  DISNEY DESIGNED HAND PAINTED ON
CANVASS BOMBER FLIGHT PATCH

When Walt Disney was a young American ambulance driver in France during World War I, he was exposed to a new form art that would be titled "nose art". Nose Art was comic character painting on the cowls of military trucks and the sides of military airplanes. Nose Art had an immense morale boosting effect among the troops.

Disney returned to the United States in 1918 and became the premier cartoonist of the era.

In 1939, the a U.S. Naval unit made a request of Disney, they asked if he would draw up a mascot to paint on one of their new ships. Disney produced a "Bumble Bee in a Sailor's Hat, wearing Boxing Gloves". The Naval unit involved was so pleased with the design they adopted it the "Bumble Bee in a Sailor's Hat, wearing Boxing Gloves" as their unit insignia and began painting it on their jackets and other vehicles.

It was not long before the entire armed forces began requesting Disney's creations for their mascot

With the help of six of his top artists, Disney attempted to fill the growing demand for unit mascots. The first two mascots produced by Disney in WWII went to the "Eagle Squadron" of the Royal Air Force, a unit of American volunteers flying for the British prior to American involvement in the war, and to the famed "Flying Tigers", another volunteer force operating out of China.

By the time of US involvement in WWII, while Disney and his staff were creating new designs, Warner Bros. joined in..

While Donald Duck was the most popular amongst Disney characters, Warner Brothers called up both Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny.

Besides the use of  then known popular cartoon characters, every creature that could come to mind was utilized including nearly 150 new dog and cat creations. Their creations swam, crawled, slithered, flew, and were featured just about in every conceivable fashion.

NOTE:
A) Mickey Mouse was a consensus objector because Disney did not want to establish Mickey with war
B)  The personal insignia of German Luftwaffe ace Adolf Galland was Mickey Mouse

With both Disney and Warner Brothers at the helm, nearly every unit  in the armed forces was sporting either a cartoon mascot or skulls, grim reapers, devils and other sinister mascots on  jackets, military equipment, uniforms, tanks,  planes, boats, jeeps, and even dinner plates & stationary were adorned with proud unit mascots.

By 1945 the Disney group & Warner Bros. had created over 1,800 Mascot Logos

Though some "field made" variants were created, most authentic squadron patches were embroidered on "Chenille", hand painted or decal on leather or hand painted/silk-screened on canvas.


8 WWII KELLOG SQUADRON PIN-BACK BUTTONS


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In 1943, the Kellogg's Ceral company placed 36 small pinback buttons each featuring a WWII squadron insignia in boxes of their Pep cerea.

Introduced in 1923. Pep was a Kellogg Company brand of whole-wheat breakfast and long-running rival to Wheaties.

By the 1930's, Pep was one of the first "fortified" cereals with   vitamins. Extensive advertising, from print advertisements to sponsorship of Mutual Radio's Superman radio series helped keep the brand in the public's consciousness.


493RD Bomber Group Patch


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During World War II, the 493RD group was a Eighth Air Force heavy bombardment unit in England, stationed at RAF Debach. The group flew its last combat mission, an attack on marshalling yards at Nauen, on 20 April 1945.

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Established in September 1943 as a B-24 Liberator heavy bombardment group, the 493d was one of  the last – 488th through 494th -   Army Air Forces heavy bomber groups established and activated  in the autumn of 1943, the 493d Bomb Group was trained on heavy B-24s which included day and night flights, cross-country navigation, simulated bombing, aerial gunnery practice, and squadron and group formation flying before being  deployed to the European Theater of Operations (ETO) and being assigned to VIII Bomber Command in England and then  to RAF Debach, in April 1944.

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The 493d BG used B-24's until they were replaced with B-17's in September 1944. The group operated chiefly against industrial and military installations in Germany, attacking an ordnance depot at Magdeburg, marshalling yards at Cologne, synthetic oil plants at Merseburg, a railroad tunnel at Ahrweiler, bridges at Irlich, factories at Frankfurt, and other strategic objectives including striking airfields, bridges, and gun batteries prior to and during the invasion of Normandy in June 1944; hitting enemy positions to assist ground forces south of Caen and at Saint-Lô in July 1944; bombing German fortifications to cover the airborne attack on Holland in September 1944; attacking enemy communications during the Battle of the Bulge, December 1944-January 1945; and assisting the airborne assault across the Rhine in March 1945. The 493d Bomb Group flew its last combat mission, an attack on marshalling yards at Nauen, on 20 April 1945.


US Army Air Force Patch

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Worn from:  19 March 1942 - Mid 1950's.

The ultramarine blue disk represents the sky.   The white star with red disk is the symbol of the army air forces and the golden wings up stretched form a "V" symbolized victory.


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CONDITION WATCH & COMPASS:
EXCELLENT  -  WORK EXCELLENT

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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

a)

USA DISCOUNTED 35.00 SIGNATURE DELIVERY INSURED

45.00 PUERTO RICO AND HAWAII


B) 

INTERNATIONAL 65.00 WITH INSURANCE AND SIGNATURE SHIPPING.:

All items are shipped 2 day air w/signature & insurance from Suwanee, Georgia for a flat fee of 15.00, GSW has to charge that fee due to eBay taking up to 10% of the actual shipping fee of 25.00 when shipping is included in price. International Clients pay a flat 25.00 for registered w/signature & insurance and are responsible for any CUSTOM FEES, DUTIES, AND/OR TAXES.

C) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

D) 1698.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

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APPRAISALS ARE STORED ON A GSW DEDICATED SERVER APPRAISAL WEBSITE WHERE YOU MAY DOWN-LOAD, COPY-TO OR FORWARD TO YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY OR JEWELERS MUTUAL ONLINE 24/7


PLEASE WRITE OR CALL 800 438 6894 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!

 

UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may include CRYSTAL, DIAL, HANDS, CASE, LUGS and BAND. So, WHEN YOU VIEW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WATCHES OFFERED BY OTHER VENDORS/DEALERS, the question is: WAS THE WATCH SERVICED?


All watches, from mechanical to quartz devices, require periodic cleaning and inspection. GSW provides both cleaning and repair services with our main specialty that of restoring and repairing classic & vintage watches. GSW has established parts accounts with the oldest watch parts houses in the world as well as a network of watch dealers and repair centers around the world. GSW also provides dial restoration services. In addition to servicing new, vintage & classic watches, we also service high grade wristwatches. Think of your watch as you would a fine automobile, it is worth maintaining as it will increase your pleasure of ownership and also enhance the resale or trade-in value. If you plan on passing your watch on to the next generation, skilled periodic maintenance will be greatly appreciated in the future. Visit our studio gallery online for info on restoring or repairing your watch and call for 50% discounts from our advertised pricing!