|Date/Report Number ..040612.FN698HY.04 Item: RARE-1944-WWII-BRITISH-MILITARY-REVUE- SPORT-ATP-BROAD-ARROW|
|Description of item:
RARE 1944 WWII BRITISH MILITARY REVUE SPORT ATP BROAD ARROW WITH ADJUSTED 15 JEWEL REVUE
59 SUB-SECONDS MANUAL WIND CASE IS 32.9 X 38 W/O CROWN AND 1960 STEEL BONKLIP BRACELET
SIMILAR TO THE ORIGINAL BONKLIP OFFERED OF MANY SIMILAR WWII BRITISH MILITARY WATCHES
.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $890.00
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READY TO WEAR
CASE IS 32.9 X 38
CASE IS 32.9 X 38
SIMILAR TO THE
OFFERED OF MANY
SIMILAR WWII BRITISH
THE BONKLIP BRACELET CAN BE SIZED "ON THE
GO" THE BONKLIP WAS AN INTRODUCTION BY THE BRITISH IN WWII AND ALLOWS FOR WEARING
OVER FLIGHT SUITES COMBAT CLOTHING HEAVY COLD WEATHER MILITARY COATS.
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 Defence continued to use the mark. The arrow also appears in the Ordnance
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, spoked 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 offense 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.
In 1939, with war on the horizon, the British War
realized they required time pieces. With no plans and knowing that a shortage of watches would surely occur, they quickly purchased watches from numerous Swiss watch makers and retailers.
Each watch had to have 15 jewels, luminous black or white dial,
and subsidiary seconds dial. Most were snap backs though there were higher grades with
Most of these watches were titled "General Service" "TEMPORARY PATTERN" time pieces and stamped "GSTP" OR "ATP".
These GSTP/ATP watches would become the work horse of the
military. From Radio operators to drivers, they fulfilled the requirements of keeping time
through out the war.
Note: at the conclusion of the hostilities, most of the watches purchased by the various Government Buyers were destroyed due to a deal with suppliers. The suppliers had sold these watches at a discount and they did not want the market flooded at the wars conclusion with "surplus military watches".
THIS OFFER IS FOR ONE
[RADIUM REMOVED AND REPLACED WITH LUMINOVA]
RAISED LUME NUMBERS
GRAY-BLACK OUTER CHAPTER RING
EQUIPPED WITH 1960
STAINLESS STEEL BONKLIP
NOTICE THE SWEEP SECONDS
STEEL LUMED HANDS
THE BONKLIP BRACELET CAN BE SIZED "ON THE GO" THE BONKLIP WAS AN INTRODUCTION BY THE BRITISH IN WWII AND ALLOWS FOR WEARING OVER FLIGHT SUITES COMBAT CLOTHING HEAVY COLD WEATHER MILITARY COATS.
WITH SCREW DOWN BACK
CASE IS 32.9 X 38
BLACK STEEL HANDS
THE STEEL BONKLIP BRACELET
IS EASY TO ADJUST ON THE FLY
YOU CAN WEAR IT OVER
ON YOUR ARM
READY TO WEAR
STEEL SLIDE AND CLIP
WHAT A BEAUTY
NOTICE THE ILLUMINATION
IS EXACTLY AS THE RADIUM WAS
DETAILED AS IT SHOULD BE
WE GET IT RIGHT
HANDS ARE RELUMED
EVERYTHING IS TAKEN APART
INCLUDING THE MOVEMENT
FULL RESTORATION IS PERFORMED
WHILE KEEPING ALL AS CLOSE
TO ORIGINAL AS POSSIBLE
12''', Dm= 26.5mm
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 30h
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME