Hello, Iím hoping to identify where the clock that forms part of this item may have originally been used.
This is a desk clock that was presented by a group of soldiers to the commanding officer of their Polish mechanized unit stationed in the Middle East during WW2. It is inscribed with their names and dated ď2-II-44 PalestynaĒ. It uses the traditional black and orange triangular pennon motif associated with Polish armoured units and is constructed cleverly using pistons from what would possibly have been an armoured fighting vehicle.
The clock used is manufactured by Elgin and measure 2 ľ inches in diameter. It is adjusted and wound using the knurled metal knob at the front. Does anyone here know where such a piece would have been used?