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    Rodania Very Rare "RCAF" Single Button Aviator's Chronograph, No. HB 1523 6W/16
    Case: two body, stainless steel, 37 mm, concave lugs, screw down back engraved "RCAF Serial No. HB 1523 6W/16 S, single button at 2
    Dial: matte white, guilloche subsidiary dials for the constant seconds and thirty minute register, luminous dot and numeral markers, black Arabic numerals, luminous pointed baton hands, red center seconds
    Movement: Venus 175, signed Rodania, rhodium finish with straight line damaskeening, 17 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, micrometric regulator with swan's neck spring, hack feature
    Band: period leather strap, steel buckle

    Note: The present watch is from a small series of single button chronograph wristwatches supplied to the Royal Canadian Air Force. Fitted with a Venus caliber 175 movement with hack feature, white dial with luminous 6 and 12 numerals, luminous dots to the remaining hours and luminous hands. The single push button at 2 is for the start-stop function of the center seconds and the the return to zero function of the sweep hand and thirty minute register hand.






    Condition Report*: Type: Rodania Very Rare "RCAF" Single Button Aviator's Chronograph
    Dial: white, luminous and black painted Arabic numerals
    Hands; luminous pointed batons
    Metal: stainless steel
    Case No: HB 1523
    Case Info: two body, screw down back
    Case Width: 37 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: Venus 175, signed Rodania, rhodium finish with straight line damaskeening, 17 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, micrometric regulator with swan's neck spring
    Band: period leather strap, steel buckle
    Circa: 1945
    Condition: very sharp and choice condition overall, movement is very bright and running, dial is very good, case is very good
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    October, 2015
    29th Thursday
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