WW2 Plane Clock ID help for new member enthusiast please 😊

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elaine

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Hello there! My young daughter and I are new enthusiasts and love this forum as learning so much!

I have bought what was positioned as a “WW2 VINTAGE AIR MINISTRY SPITFIRE 8 DAY COCKPIT CLOCK 6A/1104 MK II C TICKING[/H1]” as a gift and I just wanted to check if it was so it’s not a disappointment to the recipient.

I’ve tried googling but to no avail - any guidance would be appreciated and also I’m looking for a horizon for a spitfire if anyone knows where I might find one - thank you so very much

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Elaine 😊🌻
 

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The RAF 8-day clock Mk IIC Ref: 6A/1104 - luminous, specification: G.420 could be used for Spitfire, Hurricane and other British planes. There should be stamped serial number below the "8 DAYS" inscription on the dial. The two last digits indicate the year the clock was made in. Is that 10406/42 or something like tha, for instance?

The clock of 1940 ...

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the source: the net.
 
Ah, I see that you managed to start a thread. I hope one of our spitfire experts will chime in, soon.

Yes!! Thank you so much … but then I couldn’t find how to reply to your message lol … I am not very tech literate 😊🙏. I’m so excited that people are being so knowledgeable and kind! Elaine
 
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The RAF 8-day clock Mk IIC Ref: 6A/1104 - luminous, specification: G.420 could be used for Spitfire, Hurricane and other British planes. There should be stamped serial number below the "8 DAYS" inscription on the dial. The two last digits indicate the year the clock was made in. Is that 10406/42 or something like tha, for instance?

The clock of 1940 ...

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the source: the net.

Thank you so much! I’ll take a good look! Elaine 😊
 
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Gosh that's good to know! I'm so excited! I actually bought my friend a compass positioned as a spitfire compass but it was from a Lancaster - (I should have researched sizes!) but it’s an absolutely beautiful thing & my daughter was thrilled with seeing it (with care lol as I believe they had Radium in them to make them luminous) thanks for commenting!
 
For the Artifical Horizon, you might start by looking for type 6A/1519. I'm more of a DH Mosquito guy but I think these were used on Spitfires as well. I'm not sure what Mark Number you will need though (Type 1B?) but they probably had several differnt ones, depending on which model of Spitfire you are talking about.
 
I just received the clock … she’s tiny and very beautiful and I took her to a watch / clock repairer so I could learn how to wind without stressing / overwinding it .. some years since I’ve had a watch / clock that needs winding …. the tick is gorgeous to listen to lol 😊🌻
 

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