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Date/Report Number …..060113.FN21HY.04 Item:   WWII 1942 ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE RCAF WALTHAM
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Description of item: VINTAGE WWII 1942 ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE RCAF WALTHAM BROADARROW WITH WALTHAM 6/0 1942 15 JEWEL SWEEP SECOND MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT WITH PERIOD GREEN CLOTH MILITARY STRAP

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $695.00


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VINTAGE
WWII
1942
ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
RCAF
WALTHAM
BROADARROW

WITH

WALTHAM
6/0
1942
15 JEWEL
SWEEP SECOND
MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

WITH

PERIOD
GREEN CLOTH
MILITARY STRAP

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Royal Canadian Air Force ensign.svg       Royal Canadian Air Force Ensign (1941-1968).svg

The Canadian Air Force was established in 1920 as the successor to a short-lived two-squadron air force formed during the First World War in Europe, also named the Canadian Air Force.

The new air force, managed by the Air Board, was largely focused on civilian operations such as forestry, surveying and anti-smuggling patrols. In 1923, the Air Board was amalgamated into the Department of National Defense, and one year later, the Canadian Air Force was granted the royal title, becoming the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

In the late 1920s, the air force evolved into more of a military organization. The RCAF suffered budget cuts in early 1930s, but began to rebuild throughout the latter part of the decade. However, by the end of the 1930s the RCAF was not considered a major military force. With the implementation of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during the Second World War, the RCAF was significantly expanded to become the fourth largest allied air force.

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During WWII the RCAF was involved in operations in Great Britain, northwest Europe, the north Atlantic, Egypt, Italy, Sicily, Malta, Ceylon, India, Burma, and with home defense.

After the war, the RCAF reduced its strength. Canada joined NATO in 1949, and the RCAF established No. 1 Air Division RCAF consisting of four wings with three fighter squadrons each, based in France and West Germany.

In 1950, the RCAF became involved with the transport of troops and supplies to the Korean War; however, it did not provide RCAF combat units. Members of the RCAF served in USAF units as exchange officers and several flew in combat. At the same time, the Pinetree Line, the Mid-Canada Line and the DEW Line radar stations, largely operated by the RCAF, were built across Canada because of the growing Soviet nuclear threat. In 1957, Canada and the United States created the joint North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Coastal defense and peacekeeping also became priorities during the 1950s and 1960s.

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R.C.A.F.
THIS WALTHAM IS A GENUINE MILITARY
WATCH. IT WAS ASSIGNED TO THE
ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
IN 1942

THE DIAL IS ORIGINAL
THE RADIUM HAS AGED TO ORANGE
THE BLACK STEEL HANDS ARE RE-ILLUMINATED
THE DOT RADIUM MARKERS HAVE A COAT OF
AF LUMINOVA SO THEY KEEP THE ORANGE LOOK
WHILE CONTINUING TO GLOW IN THE DARK

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YOU CAN SEE THE DOTS GLOW

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BRIGHTER HERE

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NOTE
ALL RADIUM REMAINS
HANDS AND DOT MARKERS RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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BROAD ARROW
R.C.A.F.
REF NO 6B/150
W-6103/42

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4 PIECE CASE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

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NOTE THE ORIGINAL CLOTH STRAP

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SWEEP SECONDS HAND

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AWESOME TIME PIECE



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ORIGINAL CASE WRENCH

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KEYSTONE CASE
BASE METAL
713764

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INNER MILITARY CASE
ANTI-MAGNETIC
MOISTURE DUST PROTECTION

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NOTE DIMPLE
ALLOWS CASE BACK TO CONTACT
AND SEAL THE INNER CASE

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INTERNAL

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WE USE THIS WRENCH KEEPS THE CASE CLEAN

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CASE READY FOR RESTORE

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NOTE IT WAS CLEANED
AND
DOTS COATED

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MOVEMENT OVERHAULED

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NEW SEAL

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SER:
31179
MOVEMENT:
534

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SMOOTH & WONDERFUL

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WALTHAM
U.S.A.
PREMIER
15 JEWELS
6/O '42


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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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