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Article about: Hi I was wondering if the Poles were issued watches in the RAF when they joined up? and if so what brand was it? I have a picture of my Uncle and he is wearing a watch but I cant make what k

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    Question Air Force Watches

    Hi
    I was wondering if the Poles were issued watches in the RAF when they joined up? and if so what brand was it? I have a picture of my Uncle and he is wearing a watch but I cant make what kind it is.

    Thanks

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    Most major watch manufacturers made military timepieces.

    Pocket watches I've seen for the Brits and Canucks are marked
    'GST' on the back for: General Service Timepiece.

    Hard to say with a wrist watch as it could very well be privately
    purchased, unless it has a 'broad arrow' mark on the face.


    Can you show us a photo?







    Regards, Steve.

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    Some British military watch descriptions ..

    British Horological Institute - Military Watch Information

    And a picture of one claimed to be used by the Polish Airforce in Exile ..

    http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showthread.php?t=8136

    Gary J.

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    Hereís one that sold on ebay last year for 720GBP. Iíll leave it up to the experts to comment on its authenticity.

    Regards,
    Tony
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    I remember that one Tony ....
    .. Not the standard engraving ....... on a military item ...

    .. As for the timepieces ... the RAF types do seem to command quite high prices !

    Regards

    Gary J.

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    Similarly, hereís another offering up for auction now with somewhat dodgy engraving work:

    RAF/Polish Air Force "Kosciuszki" 1943 LONGINES Watch on eBay.ca (item 250625847282 end time 09-May-10 13:12:43 EDT)

    Tony
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    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

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    The pictures I have are to big and this site wont let me upload them!!!!

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    Quote by Chris Szypulewski View Post
    The pictures I have are to big and this site wont let me upload them!!!!
    Chris, Assuming you're using a Microsoft operating system use your "Windows Pictures and Fax Viewer", or most other picture vieing programs to shrink them. If all else fails send a PM to me and I'll post for you.

    Regards,
    Tony
    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

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    Quote by A.J. Zawadzki View Post
    Similarly, here’s another offering up for auction now with somewhat dodgy engraving work:

    RAF/Polish Air Force "Kosciuszki" 1943 LONGINES Watch on eBay.ca (item 250625847282 end time 09-May-10 13:12:43 EDT)
    And the hammer falls . . .
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