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Original German WWII Luftwaffe Junghans Chronograph Cockpit Clock J30BZ for Messerschmidt Bf 109

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Original Items: Only One Available. This is a lovely genuine WWII period German Luftwaffe chronograph cockpit clock, manufactured by Junghans, in fullly functional condition! This clock is an example of the 5th version of the type FL23885 cockpit clock and dates from between 1942 and 1945. FL23885 clocks were known to have been fitted to the following German aircraft : Me109, Me110, Me163, Me209, Ju87, Ju88, He162 & FW190.

The unit itself is a high quality, 36-hour aircraft cockpit clock with a chronograph function. It features a black dial with luminous hands and numerals, with a black ainted aluminum case. The high quality, nickel plated, 36-hour chronograph movement for these were all manufactured in Germany by Junghans (calibre J30BZ). The back cover on the back of this example removes easily, showing the working movement.

The Clock is wound up by the knob at 6 o'clock position. The time is set by pulling down lever at 5 o'clock position and turning winding crown simultaneously. Chronograph function starts, stops and resets by depressing button below winding crown.

Offered in very good functional condition, this watch/chronograph has been installed in a very nice display stand, which looks to be made of plastic. Ready to display!

There is no warranty for this watch and returns for a non-working watch will not be honored. Please note all watches are wound and tested then recorded on video before shipment. We are not in the watch repair business- ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

More on the Messerschmitt Bf 109 (Me 109):

The Messerschmitt Bf 109, was a German World War II fighter aircraft that was the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force. The Bf 109 first saw operational service during the Spanish Civil War (1939) and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II (1945). It was one of the most advanced fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear. It was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine. From the end of 1941, the Bf 109 was steadily being supplemented by the superior Focke-Wulf Fw 190.

It was commonly called the Me 109 most often by Allied aircrew and even among the German aces themselves even though this was not the official German designation. The "Bf 109" designation was issued by the German ministry of aviation and represents the developing company Bayerische Flugzeugwerke and is a rather arbitrary figure.

It was designed by Willy Messerschmitt (hence Me 109) and Robert Lusser, who worked at Bayerische Flugzeugwerke, during the early to mid-1930s.

Originally conceived as an interceptor, later models were developed to fulfill multiple tasks, serving as bomber escort, fighter-bomber, day-, night-, all-weather fighter, ground-attack aircraft, and as reconnaissance aircraft. It was supplied to and operated by several states during World War II, and served with several countries for many years after the war. The Bf 109 was the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 airframes produced from 1936 up to April 1945.

The Bf 109 was flown by the three top-scoring German fighter aces of World War II, who claimed 928 victories among them while flying with Jagdgeschwader 52, mainly on the Eastern Front. The highest scoring fighter ace of all time, Erich Hartmann, flew the Bf 109 and was credited with 352 aerial victories. The aircraft was also flown by Hans-Joachim Marseille, the highest scoring German ace in the North African Campaign who achieved 158 aerial victories. It was also flown by several other aces from Germany's allies, notably Finn Ilmari Juutilainen, the highest scoring non-German ace on the type, and pilots from Italy, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria and Hungary. Through constant development, the Bf 109 remained competitive with the latest Allied fighter aircraft until the end of the war.

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