SOLD: RAF Newmark Chronograph (363/80)


SOLD: RAF Newmark Chronograph (363/80)

Ex RAF Newmark Chronograph

 

These large chronographs were issued specifically to the RAF. This example bears the stores reference number 6BB/9243306 and the unique issue number for this watch which is 363/80 indicating that it was the 363rd such watch issued in the RAF in 1980.

The matt black dial and hands are all original and in excellent condition although the luminous properties have of course diminished with age. The case measures 40.28mm diameter including the crown, 45.44mm across the lugs and is 12.20 mm thick. The case has fixed bars for a 20mm style NATO strap.

The case shows some very minor marks from service usage but is in overall excellent condition. I have not repolished the watch as I prefer to leave cases generally in as found condition.

The original tension ring plexi crystal 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 and has been fully serviced. All functions are operating correctly and the second hand snaps back to the 12 'o' clock marker as it should.

Overall an excellent large ex RAF chronograph in very nice original condition and a good opportunity to acquire a rare timepiece. These Newmark chronographs are difficult to find as they were issued in much smaller quantities compared to the more commonly seen CWC, Precista and Hamilton variants.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

 

 

 

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