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    Posted 5 years ago

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    I got this from flea market, so interesting on the back side, there is a AM/PM indicator. The size of it is around 2.75".
    I can't search anyone like this, is it from ship, car or plane.
    Is there any experts tell me more about that?

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Not from a plane.
    2. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 5 years ago
      Only reason Someone would need a indicator for am/pm is that You could not tell if it was light or dark. Maybe for Submarine or ship crewman?
    3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
      If I had to guess (and I do have to) I would guess that it is some type of mechanical timer mechanism. The 24 hour disk on the back has two tabs. Most likely they "flipped" some type of rotary electrical switch. I'm assuming that the "push in" knob is to set the time and the very thin "legs" look more like they would serve to properly orient the timepiece into some type of housing since it would have to be removed for winding, setting and regulation as well as setting or resetting the timer switches. I've never seen anything quite like it before. I don't see any names, logos or numbers anywhere. Good luck with your research.
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Only reason Someone would need a indicator for am/pm is that --- IF it was an Alarm Clock. Those old Desk clocks had a deep mechanism it in day, and IF the noise mechanism is inside will need some room

      IN picture # 3, I note beside the mechanism there is a button that says: PUSH IN
      To me -- that is a Classic sign it is an alarm clock -- a very old one

    5. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
      I obviously disagree Rose. Those "switches" on the AM/PM indicator dial look like they can be rotated to different settings. I don't think it's an alarm clock. Not in the traditional sense anyway but, of course, I certainly could be wrong.
    6. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
      To me, this looks like it may have fit into a dashboard or control panel of some type.
      I would suggest that you register as a user at the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors message board and post your item there. If you decide to do so here's a link to help get you started: Hope that helps.
      It's a neat little timepiece.
      Thanks for sharing and please let us know what you find out.
    7. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Sure, would be Great to find out for Sure. Keep us posted !! As healthy chatter is always good and we ( I ) learn too...LOL. There are always mysteries out there. least for me. Thanks Bruce !!
    8. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 5 years ago
      I agree with Bruce, its a timing device for something, has little metal prongs that would flip a switch. Wind up place in a holding device and when time was set for on and off using the black dial. Dial looks like something from 50's era, seen it on other equipment from that era,

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