WWI Royal Flying Corps MK V Aviation Watch
WWI Royal Flying Corps MK V Aviation Watch.
Circa 1915-1917. Nickel plated steel case with a self-starting keyless 30-hour, 15-jewel Swiss movement. These movements were selected for accuracy despite the vibration to which they were submitted. Black dial with white non-luminous Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds dial.
Although normally referred to as a watch these were actually fitted to the aircraft cockpit instrument panel via a special holder and used like a clock. This piece was produced by the company "Electra". The watch is in full working order and keeps fairly good time for it's age.
Iconic piece of British aviation history.