This large chronograph was issued to the RAF and was used by RAF Pilots and Navigators. This
example bears the stores reference number 6BB/9243306 and the unique
issue number for this watch which is 4437/74 indicating that it was the 4437th such watch issued in the RAF in 1974.
The matt black dial and hands are all original and in excellent
condition although the luminous properties have of course diminished
with age. The luminous material on the dial has faded to a very pleasing light coffee colour
The case measures 40.30mm diameter including the crown,
45.35mm across the lugs and is 12.84 mm thick. The case has fixed bars
for a 20mm style NATO strap. The watch is currently fitted with a black leather strap of a type which I have seen fitted to ex MOD watches before and may well be a Ministry issued strap.
The case shows some very minor marks from service usage but is in
overall really excellent condition and the original factory finish can still be seen. I have not re-polished the watch as I prefer
to leave cases generally in as found condition.
The original armoured plexi-glass with tension ring is fitted and is in good clear condition without any visible scratches or damage.
The movement is the Valjoux 7733 chronograph movement common to these
chronographs. The movement has not been recently serviced but all functions are operating
correctly and the second hand snaps back to the 12 'o' clock marker as
it should. The watch is keeping good time.
Overall an excellent large ex RAF chronograph in very nice original
condition and a good opportunity to acquire a difficult to find genuine timepiece.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.