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Date/Report Number …..040612.FN698HY.04 Item:  WWII U.S.A. AVIATORS MILITARY WATCH BOX WITH A-11 WJC A-8 & U.S.A. COINS CARRIED BY A   US B-25 PILOT from 1942 TO 1945
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Description of item: VINTAGE WWII U.S.A. AVIATORS MILITARY WATCH BOX WITH A-11 WJC A-8 & U.S.A. COINS CARRIED BY A  US B-25 PILOT from 1942 TO 1945

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1650.00


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VINTAGE
WWII
U.S.A.
AVIATORS
MILITARY WATCH BOX
WITH
A-11 WJC A-8
&
U.S.A.
COINS
CARRIED BY A
US B-25 PILOT
from
1942 TO 1945

ITEM ONE
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WALTHAM A-11 WITH VINTAGE CLOTH CANVAS STRAP

1942
WWII
WALTHAM
A-11
ARMY AIRCORP
HACKING SWEEP SECONDS
WATCH

32 X 38

WITH

1942
STRAIGHT
SWEEP SECONDS
16J
6/0 '42

WITH

VINTAGE
CANVAS CLOTH
MILITARY STRAP

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ITEM TWO

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1942
WWII
ELGIN
TYPE
A-8
"JITTERBUG"
ARMY AIRCORP
NAVIGATION
10 SEC TIMER
WITH
LEATHER FOB

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ITEM THREE

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1942
WWII
WITTNAUER
ARMY AIRCORP
JUMP COMPASS
10 SEC TIMER
WITH
LEATHER FOB

 

ITEMS FOUR

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8 COINS
CARRIED BY ONE PILOT
FOR 2 YEARS
ALONG WITH THE
JUMP COMPASS
&
JITTERBUG TIMER

THEY INCLUDE

1- 1902 SILVER DOLLAR
2- 1943 ZINC COATED PENNIES
2- 1940 SILVER MERCURY DIME
1- 1942 1940 SILVER MERCURY DIME
1- 1937 BUFFALO NICKEL
1- 1898 V [VICTORY] CENTS
1- 1945 SILVER WASHINGTON QUARTER

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THE SILVER DOLLAR HAS BEEN MOUNTED
IN A SILVER & NICKEL MONEY CLIP
AND
LIKE THE
A-11 &A-8
WITH
WITTY JUMP COMPASS
THEY ARE ALL PLACED IN A MWB
MILITARYWATCHBOX®™

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AND MAY BE REMOVED FOR WEARING

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PLUS YOU RECEIVE

FREE
PROFESSIONAL
ONLINE APPRAISAL
WITH THE
HISTORY AND ASSOCIATED
INFORMATION
OUTLINED BELOW

AND

FREE
ONE YEAR
GSW
LIMITED
WARRANTY

WITH

15.00 USA 2 DAY AIR IN$URED
WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY 

20.00 INTERNATIONAL REGISTERED SHIPPING
WITH SIGNATURE AND IN$URANCE

AND

800 438 6894 TOLL FREE SUPPORT
INTERNATIONAL +17708311257
M-SAT 11AM - 7 PM EST


 
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COMMENTS ON MY HANDS
IT TAKES A LOT OF BUFFING AT HIGH HEAT TO RESTORE CASES.
DURING THAT PROCESS THE ROUGE IS ACTUALLY BUFFED INTO THE SKIN
ONE HAS TO "FEEL" THE PIECE TO GET IT RIGHT. MY HANDS ARE
USED TO CASE TEMPERATURES THAT ARE SO HOT THEY CAN BURN PAPER
AS A RESULT OF THIS FACT, IT TAKES DAYS TO GET THE ROUGE OUT OF
MY HANDS. SO IF YOU SEE PICS OF MY HANDS, KNOW IT IS SEMI-PERMANENT.
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WE SPEND HOURS RESTORING AND SERVICING
THE ITEMS THAT WE OFFER YOU & FREE WARRANTY
THEN WE SPEND 1.5 TO 3 HOURS PLACING EACH OF
OUR OFFERS SO THAT YOU RECEIVE YOUR TIME PIECE WITH HISTORY AND FACTS THAT ARE BE ADDED TO YOUR FREE APPRAISAL. IT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
IF YOU DECIDE TO RESELL YOUR INVESTMENT
AFTER ALL, IT IS AN INVESTMENT!

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GSW/GSWW/MWB
UTILIZES THIS
200 PAGE +
GOVT MILITARY WATCH REPAIR
BOOK FOR ALL WWII WATCH
REPAIRS AND RESTORES

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FIRST WE HAVE THE
WALTHAM
A-11
HACKING
AVIATION MILITARY WATCH

THE A-11 HAS A CLAIM TO FAME


Bomber and fighter crews and pilots required the ability to mission with time. The most crucial contribution to an Allied victory was the delivery of ordinance across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Pacific over land and sea.

For critical timing the United States Army/Navy Air Forces utilized the A-11 Hacking Wrist watch.

The A-11 was a specification and US production standard for mainly US  Air Corps wrist watches that were produced under contract with the US Government War department by Elgin, Bulova and Waltham.

Though most design aspects were universal:

Black dial, white hands, a hand wound hacking movement with center sweep second hand, same minute and hour hands, hour numbers from 1 to 12, a second chapter scale with smaller minute/second numbers in increments of 10 on the outside edge of the dial,  accuracy of 30 seconds per day at room temperature was contract specified, there were MINOR case and dial/hands variations, SUCH AS COIN BEZEL VS SMOOTH BEZEL.

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DIAL IS MINTY
HANDS FANTASTIC

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ORIGINAL LARGE MILITARY CROWN

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ORIGINAL EXCELLENT CONDITION CRYSTAL

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DIAL AND HANDS PERFECT

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STRAP IS AWESOME

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CASE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

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TYPE A-11
SPEC. NO. 94-27834
SERIAL NO. AF42- 44195
MFR'S ASS'Y PART NO. 10616
ORD. NO. W-535 a c - 28073
WALTHAM WATCH C0.

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INNER DUST SHIELD
&
ORIGINAL RUBBER GASKET

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ORIGINAL WALTHAM 6/0 '42
[1942]
16 JEWELS
FULL
SWEEP SECONDS
WITH
HACKING FEATURE
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GSW/GSWW/MWB STOCK MILITARY CASES, CROWNS, PARTS  & CRYSTALS
IN THE EVENT THEY ARE REQUIRED FOR WARRANTY WORK
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WE ALSO STOCK CASE BACKS INCLUDING THOSE FOR A-11 A-8
AND MANY OTHERS INCLUDING LONGINES PHENIX AND OTHERS
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WE STOCK REBUILT ELGIN, BULOVA, WALTHAM , HAMILTON, LONGINES
BENRUS, WESTCLOX, MARATHON AND OTHER MOVEMENTS
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WE ALSO STOCK MOVEMENTS AND PARTS WE HAVE  REBUILT FOR WWI
WWII KOREA AND VIETNAM WATCHES INCLUDING
WWI ORD DEPT - WWII A-11 - VIETNAM GG-W-113. AND OTHERS

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WE STOCK CRYSTALS INCLUDING THOSE THAT FIT
MOST VINTAGE MILITARY WATCHES

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 ITEM 2

TYPE 8
NAVIGATION
GROUND SPEED
"JITTERBUG"
TIMER
WITH
CASE DIAL MOVEMENT
IN EXCELLENT
WORKING CONDITION

 

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ABOVE RIGHT IS THE ELGIN A-8 NAVIGATION TIMER

FEWER ELGINS FOR CIVILIANS!

AT PRESENT, ELGIN WATCHES FR CIVILIANS CONTINUE TO BE AVAILABLE AT MOST JEWELERS. EACH A SPLENDID EXAMPLE OF ELGIN'S FAMOUS TRADITION FOR ACCURACY, FOR BEAUTY, FOR FINE DESIGN. IF YOU FEEL YOUR CHOICE IS LIMITED, PLEASE REMEMBER ELGIN HAS "JOINED UP". UNTIL VICTORY IS ACHIEVED. AMERICA'S WAR REQUIREMENTS WILL CONTINUE TO BE ELGIN'S FIRST CONCERN.

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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.

 

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To make corrections and get  your actual speed relative to the ground you needed to do some arithmetic. You had to figure your actual ground-speed and compare it to the airspeed indicator and then adjust your navigation calculations accordingly. The pilot 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 ground speed.

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ALL FEATURES WORK

THIS 10 SECOND NAVIGATION TIMER
IS THE REAL DEAL
WITH 10 SECOND TIMER MARKERS

 

ALSO UTILIZED FOR BOMBING RAIDS

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DIAL CASE CRYSTAL MOVEMENT
ALL ORIGINAL
IN MINTY CONDITION

5 MINUTE REGISTER
THE TIMER REVOLVES
6 TIMES FOR EACH MINUTE

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AN AWESOME COLLECTORS TIME PIECE

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TRIPLE HINGED CASE BACK

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41303773
1942

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TYPE A-8
SPEC NO. 94-27749
SER NO. AC 42-3245
MFRS PART NO. 1778
ORD NO. W535AC-234871
ELGIN

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THIS ELGIN 10 SECOND NAVIGATIONAL TIMER
IS AN AWESOME TIME PIECE
AND
AN STUNNINGLY ENGINEERED

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GSW ARCHIVED PHOTO

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

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GSW ARCHIVED PHOTO

YOU CAN SEE HOW SMALL IT IS

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GSW ARCHIVED PHOTO

41521590
ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO
U.S.A.
15 JEWELS

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WITTNAUER JUMP COMPASS
UTILIZED BY PILOTS DURING WWII
USUALLY HELD TO VEST
WITH
LEATHER FOB

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LIKE NEW YET SAW ACTION

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STAMPED U.S.

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NEW LEATHER FOB

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COMPASS WORKS PERFECTLY

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CANNOT OFFER INFO AS FAR AS THIS TRENCH ART
BUT COMPASS, TIMER AND COINS CAME FROM
EX-WWII PILOTS ESTATE

JUNE 4 1944
CAPTAIN T J
EAGLES
1ST LAST

 

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1902 SILVER DOLLAR
IN SILVER AND NICKEL MONEY CLIP
CONDITION EXCEPTIONAL

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1902 SILVER DOLLAR

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SILVER & NICKEL CASE

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1898 5 CENT PIECE

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1898 5 CENT PIECE

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1945 SILVER WASHINGTON QUARTER

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1945 SILVER WASHINGTON QUARTER

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1937 BUFFALO NICKEL

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1937 BUFFALO NICKEL

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1942 ZINC PENNY

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1942 ZINC PENNY

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1942 ZINC PENNY

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1942 ZINC PENNY

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1940 MERCURY DIME

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1940 MERCURY DIME

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1942 MERCURY DIME

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1942 MERCURY DIME

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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