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#46 OFFLINE   Jim Attrill

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 08:35 AM

Being ex-crabair I am delighted to find that my watch was worn by a fishhead and not a pongo :P

0552 / 6645 - 99
5415317
58304
90

does the 58304 refer to the number made in 1990 or is it accumulative over the years? Though somehow I doubt if they would deliver 58304 watches in one year.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 05:42 PM

This is very helpful to collectors like myself.

View Postjasonm, on 05 December 2006 - 02:53 PM, said:

Following quite a few posts enquiring about the MOD codes on watches I thought it would be nice to have them in one place...
Griffs given me these, any more info please tag it on this thread...
Thanks <img src="http://www.thewatchforum.co.uk/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

W10 British Army
0552 Royal Navy
0555 Royal Marines
6BB Royal Airforce


WWW waterproof wrist watch WWII onwards.

ATP Army Timepiece WWII

GSTP General Service Timepiece

AM Air Ministry, followed by other marks such as

6E/50 - for an observer's pocket-watch
6B/117 - for an Air Ministry stopwatch


e.g. 0552/6645-99 123/98, is Royal Navy 6645 military wristwatch, 99 NATO code for UK, watch number 123, issued in 1998.


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Posted 30 August 2011 - 04:11 PM

Hi,
I am trying to pinpoint what the markings mean on this WWII pocket watch, in particular 6E/340, I understand that 6E may be for navigators?
I am quietly confident that 'Pringle' is the London Jewellers that suppled the watch to the Air Ministry.

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WWII Air Ministry pocket watch

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 10:14 PM

View PostSteve66, on 30 August 2011 - 04:11 PM, said:

Hi,
I am trying to pinpoint what the markings mean on this WWII pocket watch, in particular 6E/340, I understand that 6E may be for navigators?
I am quietly confident that 'Pringle' is the London Jewellers that suppled the watch to the Air Ministry.

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WWII Air Ministry pocket watch
A quick search indicates it's 1 of 14,000 General Service R.A.F. pocket watches.
Have a look at this document, half way down on the right side. HERE

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:57 PM

Thank you very much William.
This document is fascinating and exactly what I was trying to find. :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 03:57 AM

Not sure if any one put a link to this in

http://german242.com...ce_markings.pdf

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 07:44 PM

View PostJim Attrill, on 31 March 2010 - 08:35 AM, said:

Being ex-crabair I am delighted to find that my watch was worn by a fishhead and not a pongo :P

0552 / 6645 - 99
5415317
58304
90

does the 58304 refer to the number made in 1990 or is it accumulative over the years? Though somehow I doubt if they would deliver 58304 watches in one year.

Did I miss the answer to this question? The CWC from 1989 that I was lucky to buy from this forum has a similar numbering, in this case "45958" above the "89". Did they really issue that many?!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:14 PM

Hello

Can someone explain what the 'C 31' means on the back of a CWC Quartz watch?

0555 / 6645 - 99
7573314
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C31
95


Also how can it be verified if a cwc watch or similar military watch has seen action or actually come from a serviceman?


Many thanks

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#54 OFFLINE   Dr.f

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:19 PM

I think ,like guys at military watch forum,is a 0 not a C

#55 OFFLINE   Dr.f

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:35 PM

BTW ,very nice watch.Have one the same,marked 156.
96
Beneath the broad arrow

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:31 PM

View PostStan, on 24 July 2009 - 11:24 PM, said:

<!--quoteo(post=466016:date=Jul 24 2009, 10&#58;23 PM:name=spencer)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (spencer &#064; Jul 24 2009, 10&#58;23 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&amp;pid=466016"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Hi
I'm ex-Military ( British ) Does every British issued Military Watch have what we called in the Army the crows foot on ?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->


All MoD issued kit has the broad arrow or "crows foot" symbol on it (somewhere), but not NAAFI cutlery and crockery. I don't know why anyone would want to nick a three pronged fork anyway. <img src="style_emoticons/default/ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" />

I'm ex army, not everything has a crows foot on it but cutlery (at least some) does......... And I still have a crows foot stamped teaspoon in my cutlery drawer after being out for 12 years

And before anyone jumps in, I mean out of the mob....... Not closet

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

I collect American pocket watches and in my collection I have this Waltham 1899 Model Riverside Grade The serial number dates the watch to 1908. The movement is a very high grade as used in American Railroad Service and would have had to keep to plus or minus 4 seconds per day, This is the only one that I have seen with the British 'Crows Foot' mark, it also engraved HW 1017. The movement is housed in a correct period gold filled American case, although that does no mean that it is the original case. There are no military markings on the case. Has anyone any suggestions or opinions as to what this watch would have been used for please?Posted Image

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 06:26 PM

Does anyone know if the S.A.S were issued their own code,or were supplied by the airforce,and if they were supplied with higher quality watches than normal forces,for any secret watch collecting SAS that may be reading the forum.thanks.iB.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:49 AM

As far as I am aware Special Forces inc the Regiment, ie SAS are not issued with there own codes. If a trooper had a CWC G10 issued to him whilst in service it would be a W10 ( Army ). Like any other squaddie ( soldier ) he would buy what ever watch which he thought would be fit for purpose, possibly a G-Shock or Suunto something on those lines.

At the end of the day the watch isn't go to save lives, it would be his weapon of choice.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:57 PM

Thanks for that ,i just know they buy their own kit boots etc and swap things a lot with the yanks,the watches issued are good enough,i just thought it could open another code number to research.regards .ianb.





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