Posted 2 years ago
Not a pocket watch but a Timer made by Elgin Nat'l Watch Co. with serial # 42359427, which if the same serial number table used for pocket watches, would date this around 1942-43. I was told one time that these were called 'bomb timers' used during WW II.
Inside the movement cover marked in a circle is:
Cased and timed by Elgin Nat'l Watch Co. Illinois Watch Case Co. Elgin Nickel.
Bottom of case at hinge is marked: I.W.C. Co. Base Metal
The sticker on the back is printed:
O&R DEPT. NAS NI
I was told O&R DEPT. NAS NI stood for:
Ordinance & Repair Naval Air Station North Island (which is located in Coronado, CA.)
Any futher / different comments on the timer will be appreciated.
Thanks for looking on this Memorial Day Weekend,