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    Universal Geneve Rare Bomber's Timer For Reale Aeronautica Italiana, circa 1939
    Case: chrome on brass, 53 mm, hinged back, hinged lugs for arm or leg strap, rotating bezel with red triangular pointer
    Dial: black, 5 to 60 unit marks, partial signature of "A. Cairelli, Roma", white timer hand
    Movement: gilt 3/4 plate, 10 jewels, lever escapement, non-magnetic white alloy hairspring, index regulator
    Signed: Universal Geneve on the case and movement, A. Cairelli Roma on the dial

    Note: Military bomb timers are rarely seen. The center sweep hand makes 2 1/2 revolutions per minute and is activated by a single depression of the thumb piece over the crown. The hand moves clockwise. When the countdown begins the crown is pushed twice causing the sweep hand to retrogress and move back counterclockwise to zero which is the bomb deployment time. A push piece at one stops the hand and the crown returns it to zero.


    Condition Report*: Type: Universal Geneve Rare Bomber's Timer For The Royal Italian Air Force
    Dial: black
    Hands; white sweep
    Metal: chrome on brass
    Case No: 695326
    Case Info: large wrist style
    Case Width: 53 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: gilt 3/4 plate, 10 jewels, lever escapement, non-magnetic white alloy hairspring, index regulator
    Circa: 1937
    Condition: movement is good, case is good, loss of markings to the dial
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    May, 2012
    19th Saturday
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