|Are you ready for this? I couldn't believe it when I located this in Israel. An original porcelain dial with attractive numerals and signed in Arabic script is "Al-Qawa'al-Jawwiya'l-Iraqia", or "Iraqi Air Force" in beautiful Arabic script. Attractive black hands, two craze lines from 12 o'clock to 4/5 o'clock but no chips or dings to the porcelain.
|Pure nickel clam shell case with good solid hinges. Crown is unsigned but looks correct for period and probably original. Decently sized at 33mm with pivoting brass oval lugs.
|Signed Cal 13.34 Longines movement, serial 4997070, runs strong and keeps good time.
|Fitted with a period correct but new pigskin military style strap, correct down to the sterling buckle.
|Own a unique military vintage timepiece and such a early airforce watch is both historically and horologically significant. Imagine the pilots in bi-planes wearing this watch. Most surely a "one-of-a-kind" item left from a bygone era.