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Lot 314

Timor. A rare stainless steel and chrome plated manual wind military issue wristwatchEngraved...

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Lot 314

Timor. A rare stainless steel and chrome plated manual wind military issue wristwatch

Starting Bid: £340

Estimate: £500 - £700

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Lot 314


Timor. A rare stainless steel and chrome plated manual wind military issue wristwatch
Engraved Case numbers K7503, 37403/37403, Circa 1940
Manual wind Cal: 6160 movement, with steel cap, black dial with luminous Arabic numerals, gilt outer minute track with luminous dot 5 minute markers, subsidiary seconds at 6, pointed baton hands with luminous infill, brushed and polished round case with fixed bars, screw down back engraved ↑ TIMOR WWW K7503, No.37403, with later associated Nato strap and steel buckle, case, dial and movement signed 
37mm diameter

When the British War Office needed a wristwatch that could withstand the hellish rigors of World War II, they turned to twelve prestigious watch manufacturers. The Timor Watch Company was among the twelve now known as the Dirty Dozen. The other brands included, Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, and Vertex.

Please note that Roseberys do not guarantee working order or time keeping of any automatic, mechanical, quartz or other timepiece

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