RFC Mark IVA (Royal Flying Corps)

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  1. Barry Armstrong

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    I just pick up a RFC Mk IVA PW. Its missing the crown (onion shape) and stem. Any idea of the length of the stem?

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  2. Skutt50

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    I think you need to find a stem that fits with the winding gear inside the watch and then cut it to length.
     
  3. gmorse

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    Hi Barry,

    You're also going to need a ratchet wheel, because yours has four teeth missing.

    Regards,

    Graham
     
  4. Skutt50

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    Good catch Graham!
     
  5. Barry Armstrong

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    Any idea of the movement maker?
     
  6. Bila

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    That is a "Eterna" manufacture Barry, should be a Calibre 83 and around 19 Lignes size.
     
  7. stewey

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    It's interesting to see the War Department mark complete with what is known as the "broad arrow" on the case-back.
     
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    #9 Bila, Apr 26, 2017
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    Looks like 6 teeth Graham, and your are right, it definitely needs a ratchet wheel.
     
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