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Date/Report Number …..092613.FN698HY.04 Item:   ELGIN 60 SECONDS MILITARY TIMER
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Description of item: VINTAGE RARE WORKING ELGIN 60 SECONDS MILITARY TIMER

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $499.00


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RARE
WORKING
ELGIN
60 SECOND
MILITARY TIMER

MILITARYTIMER

 

WITH

LEATHER POUCH

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AND


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RARE
WORKING
ELGIN
60 SECONDS
MILITARY TIMER

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THIS ELGIN IS SO RARE WE HAVE FOUND/SEEN/ DISCOVERED ONLY 4 OF THESE IN 4 YEARS. THIS TIMER BY ELGIN IS CASED IN SOLID NICKEL. IT HAS A DOUBLE HINGED CASE BACK WITH INNER CASE BACK THAT SEALS THE MOVEMENT AND A OUTER CASE BACK WITH 4 HOLES: WHICH ALLOW FOR MOUNTING AND THIS TIMER DOES NOT STOP AND START LIKE ALL OTHER TIMERS...

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ELGIN MILITARY 60 SECONDS TIMER

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ELGIN MILITARY 60 SECONDS TIMER CASE BACK

 

 

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EXAMINING SERIAL NUMBERS OF JITTERBUG AND THE THE SERIAL OF OUR TIMER SHOW THESE TWO TIMERS . WERE MADE WITHIN   MONTHS OF ONE ANOTHER

 

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THE FEATURES OF THIS WATCH ARE UNIQUE, THE CASE BACK HAS MOUNTING HOLES WHICH ALLOW MOUNTING OF A DEVICE THAT, WHEN MOUNTED, ALLOWS THE TIMER TO COME IN CONTACT WITH AN OBJECT THAT THEN STARTS THE TIME. 

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OVERHAULED O&R NAS NI
WHICH MEANS,
Ordinance & Repair
Naval Air Station North Island
Coronado, CA

ABOVE IS PIC OF THIS MILITARY TIMER WITH DEVICE. THERE IS NO BALE OR START STOP FEATURE. IT WILL TIME WHEN CROWN IS PRESSED DOWN

THUS, WITH A FEW CHANGES, SUCH AS  LARGER BALANCE, WHICH EXTENDS TIMER TO A 60 SECONDS TIMER, IT IS  JUST LIKE THE A-8 CALIBER AND MADE BY ELGIN AND MADE FOR THE MILITARY..

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NOTE SILVER W/BLACK WHEELS
A-8 HAS SAME CONFIGURATION6
LEFT ELGIN A-8 10S JITTERBUG
RIGHT ELGIN 60S TIMER


THIS WAS A REQUIREMENT

ALL TIMERS, STOP WATCHES AND CHRONOGRAPHS OPERATE THE SAME. THEY HAVE BUTTONS, PUSHERS, AND/OR PUSH IN CROWNS TO OPERATE THE TIMER. EACH ONE HAS FROM ONE TO THREE OF THESE THAT WORK A COMBINATION; YOU HAVE TO PUSH SOMETHING TO START THE CENTER SECONDS HAND GOING.

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A-8 HAS START STOP START
COLUMN WHEEL
NO COLUMN WHEEL

THIS TIMER ONLY WORKS   WHEN YOU PHYSICALLY PUSH AND HOLD THE CROWN. THE TIMER HAS TO BE LOCKED TO AN OBJECT AND THEN, WEN IT IS TURNED TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH ANOTHER OBJECT, IT BEGINS TO TIME.

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THIS TIMER ONLY WORKS WHEN YOU PHYSICALLY PUSH AND HOLD THE CROWN. THE TIMER HAS TO BE LOCKED. THE OTHER ITEMS IS THAT IT IS SOLID NICKEL VS THE NICKEL PLATED OF THE A-8. ALSO SERIAL PLACES THE PRODUCTION AT MID 1944.

 

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WITHOUT CELLULOID CRYSTALS

WITH CELLULOID CRYSTAL

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YOU WIND AND START WITH THE CROWN

BALANCE WHEEL IS LARGE

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DIAL IS NEAR MINT

INNER HINGED CASE BACK

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PERFECT

RETOUCHED HANDS

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ORIGINAL CELLULOID CRYSTAL

AWESOME LEATHER CASE


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THE CASE IS COMPOSED OF BASE METAL WITH NICKEL PLATE

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SIGNED LIKE THE ELGIN, ALL MILITARY WATCHES WHOSE
SPECS WERE IMPLEMENTED BY THE US MILITARY HAD TO
BE SIGNED THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT ALL GOV DESIGNED
AND ISSUED WATCHES HAD THE INFO ON THEM, BUT 80% DID.

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NOTE THE IMPORTANT
"TYPE A-8"

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197 INFANTRY BDE

 

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The 197th Infantry Brigade was an Infantry brigade of the United States Army. The brigade's mission was to "access and train Soldiers and Infantry leaders, demonstrate Infantry tactics, provide subject matter expertise, develop doctrine and support the USAIS in order to provide the army with soldiers and leaders prepared to fight and win

The unit mission was not only support to the Infantry School but also to specialize in desert, jungle and urban warfare. The 197th Infantry Brigade was a stand alone heavy brigade, which during the Gulf War (Desert Storm) was attached to the 24th Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, Georgia as their third brigade. Soldiers in the 197th who are veterans of the Gulf War wear as their combat patch the patch of the 197th, not the 24th.

The 197th was inactivated within months of returning from the war, to be officially reactivated as the 3rd Brigade, 24th Infantry Division.

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SNAP CLOSURE

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