Sometimes I really would like to know where some timepieces have been before... My imagination ran riot so I put this clock into the submarine section
Last time I checked that is a Mig-27 cockpit clock, not that of a submarine
Thanks! and excellent pics
AFAIK they were time instruments of soviet aircrafts too. MIGs more likely.
just above sea level
I have a similar clock (see 0503 on my website) and another in a similar waterproof housing without the flanges (see 0299).
While these clocks share the same movement and dial with aircraft clocks (see 0297 on my website) I am certain that both are naval clocks (or more accurately naval chronographs).
If you compare the aircraft clock (0297) with these 2 naval clocks (as well as Phil's) you can immediately see the difference. Aircraft clocks are designed to minimize weight and space. These clocks are not designed that way at all.
These clocks have heavy steel cases and heavy flanges that would unneccessarily block a lot of space on a cockpit control panel. They also have massive waterproof gasket seals that are held in place by 12 large and closely spaced screws.
Aircraft clock cases don't have gaskets at all, let alone heavy waterproof gaskets, and they are held together by just 3 tiny screws. You can see one of these small screws in the photo of 0297, on the right just behind the black bezel.
Add to this the fact that I obtained one of these clocks a few years ago from a Ukranian seller who was adept at scavaging items from the old Soviet naval base there and the argument for these being naval clocks is pretty convincing.
By the way, interestingly, my two clocks were made by the First Moscow watch Factory, not the Tscheljabinsky Factory where most of the aircraft clocks were made after the War and where Phil's clock was made.
Sorry if my writing isn't very clear tonight. It is very late and I'm about to go to sleep.
Last edited by Mark Gordon; January 20th, 2008 at 19:26.
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A clock for snowmobile?
Nice finding Carlo
just above sea level
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