Rare WWII H Golay Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm HS 4 Navigation Military Watch

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Rare WWII Vintage H Golay Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm HS 4 Navigation Watch. The white enamel dial with black roman numerals with matching blue steel hands is signed 642 H. Golay & sons Ltd London with outer rotaling bezel that operates as it should. The jewelled manual wind movement is working but not serviced by us and may need a service to keep perfect time, number matches the case. The steel screw back 62.2mm case is fully numbered in the back 624 swiss made. Dont miss this one! The HS^4 Navigation Watch, was used by aircraft in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, Fairey Swordfish aircraft, from 1940 to approximately 1942. The watch was mounted on the aircraft dashboard using a bakelite holder. The watch was used for navigation purposes and the aircraft position could be calculated using the radio signal from a aircraft carrier or ground position 'Beacon North' signal. The Fairey Swordfish was a bi-plane and it flew low to the ground and was a easy target. Many of these Navigation watches were lost in WWII.

 

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