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Date/Report Number …..120612.FN2997Y.04 Item:  WWII 1943 WALTHAM 1/5TH SEC BRITISH MILITARY TIMER WATCH BOX
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Description of item: VINTAGE 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 SO YOU MAY WEAR & UTILIZE THEN STORE FOR VIEWING

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $799.00


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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

SO YOU MAY

WEAR & UTILIZE
THEN
STORE FOR VIEWING

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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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CONDITION TIMER:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT - ALL FEATURES WORK
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