£1250.00 GBP sterling
On offer for sale is this very rare WW1 silver cased Royal Navy Admiralty issue deck watch by W J Johnson of Coventry no 343151, circa 1914. HS3 designation to the case back, and matching nos thoughout. Fine gilt lever movement with Admiralty issue mark. The watch is in full working order by may require a service. The dial is in excellent condition with only one shallow flake at 6 which is almost un-noticable. The watch is approx 53mm in diameter excluding the winding crown. Deck watches from WW1 and from around the time of the Battle of Jutland are now quite rare. The National Maritime Museum records dept may hold information on this numbered watch and which ships it was issued to. Please also refer to page 330 British Military Timepieces by Konrad Knirim for watch no 343042.
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