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A google search of the foregoing phrase will show the most likely proper pairing of the watch and box.
aircraft navigational watch and wood box wow.
I fail to see how you could set a 494 to G.C.T. time without a hack feature.
If you could set the 494 correctly it would be of little use at...
I don't detect cuts in the rim of the balance near the arms of the wheel.
Is this balance wheel like the standard bimetallic compensated balance?...
Thanks Jerry I stand corrected.
Rob, does your G.C.T. BW Raymond have an un-cut balance wheel and a white metal hairspring?
I would need to see some photos of black dials on 494 lever set watches before being convinced that your dial is an Elgin product.
The Waltham factory serial number list never used the term Ligne or Lignes.
I have a Waltham serial number 28,073,854.
The factory lists it as...
The Waltham serial number lookup.
It ani't the 7 1/4 Ligne!
What if your watch was altered around 1940 or later? I do not detect a second sink in the black dial which, if produced by Elgin, would...
Does it have a white dial?
See my post at Thread: Master Navigation Watches: A-9; A-13; 5740: and 5740-1.
What about this!
I think it's quite unlikely that the U.S. Navy would accept an Aircraft Navigation Watch without a Hack feature. This therefore leads me to...
33,483,001 to 33,507, 000 is 24,000 watches listed as Grade 488.
John , The missing group is 34,682,001 to 34,683,000 Grade...
I have the Factory Elgin Watch Materials Catalog.
It lists the serial numbers for all obsolete and current grades of Elgin.
If Robert's watch has not been in America for more than 180 years that would put it in Liverpool at about 1839.
A good deal of time to convert it...