Electa Mark V Military WW1 RAF Pocket Watch SOLD
A beautiful and rare Royal Air Force military pocket watch produced for the RAF by the Electa Watch Co. for use during World War One. This 30 hour, Mark V is of the "Luminous" variety as compared to many which had the "Non-Luminous" dials. I especially love the look of the orange radium dots around the edge of the deep black enamel dial with silver numbers and minute track. These famous watches were often mounted on the dashboard of the British DH9’s, DH’4s or Sopwith Pup bi-planes for use by the pilots in flight. Don't you wish it could tell its story!
Circa: ~1915-1918 WW1 era
Case: Large 4 piece nickel silver case with inner dust cover and "A / Broad Arrow" marking on the back. Measures 52mm in diameter excluding the stem and bow and is in overall excellent condition with no major dings or scratches. Signed inside the back Electa and hand engraved on the dust cover "L.W.Roberts".
Dial: Stunning black dial with silver Arabic numbers and orange luminous dots at each hour with small seconds at 6:00. Signed "30 Hour Luminous Mark V, B.K. 2760. Some small hairlines are present but almost impossible to see, no chips. Overall an excellent condition enamel military dial.
Movement: Rare high grade manual wind movement with Brequet overcoil hairspring and bi-metalic cut balance. Signed Electa, 15 Jewels, Swiss Made. Fully serviced by our watchmaker and in excellent working condition.