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This is an Elgin 8 Day Aircraft clock that was in my father's workshop for many years. He worked on many military contracts, but I don't know where he got it or which airframe it came from.

 

The face is marked ‘A.C. U.S. ARMY TYPE A-11’

 

On the reverse is a manufacturers plate with the following information:

 

ORDER No. AC-34898

MFRS. PART No. 1776

SPEC No. 94-27970A

SER. No. AF43-18503

ELGIN NAT’L WATCH CO.

 

Anyone have a better ID on this clock?

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Its a WWII clock for sure, but could have come out of any type of plane. The AAF made standard clocks that were interchangeable.

 

Kurt

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  • 11 months later...

Hello Savage Sailor,

Yes that's an aircraft clock. The AF43-***** says it was constructed in 1943 and these would have been mounted in the instrument cluster of a Curtis P40 Warhawk or a MD C-47 Sky Train. It's also possible that it came out of a Mustang, although, the SN might be a little early for that. I also have one of the same with an earlier SN that came from my Grandfather. He acquired it from a P-40 when serving in the 14th AF, Flying Tigers, while stationed in Kunming, China.

Regards, Mike

 

 

This is an Elgin 8 Day Aircraft clock that was in my father's workshop for many years. He worked on many military contracts, but I don't know where he got it or which airframe it came from.

 

The face is marked ‘A.C. U.S. ARMY TYPE A-11’

 

On the reverse is a manufacturers plate with the following information:

 

ORDER No. AC-34898

MFRS. PART No. 1776

SPEC No. 94-27970A

SER. No. AF43-18503

ELGIN NAT’L WATCH CO.

 

Anyone have a better ID on this clock?

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You can also contact the Elgin Watch co. , historical dept. for further info:

 

THE ELGIN AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

360 Park Street

Elgin, IL 60120

Phone: (847) 742-4248

 

good luck, Mike

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phantomfixer

I have sold several from the 1970s for about 100.00 +/- ...in working condition...was a few years ago..WWII era will fetch more if working

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Good information. FYI, I sold a Bulova A-11 with the original dial last weekend for $200.00. I had it tuned up by my watchmaker and it ran perfectly.

 

Thanks, Al

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Cobrahistorian

I've got one very similar to that in my P-47 panel.

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