Military HS3 deck watch by Tissot c1940

Military HS3 deck watch by Tissot c1940

Code: 4.33

£950.00 Approx $1202.53, €1108.52, ¥8715.6
 

These deck watches were produced by Emile Matthey Tissot using a movement from H. Golay. These watches were used in the Second World War and then many were used by the Pakistan Navy. Later sent to the Chronometer section at Herstmonceux castle in Sussex. 

An example is kept in the collection at the Royal museum at Greenwich.

Movement – the good quality bridge movement has a wheel positioned on the bridge which is for the centre seconds hand. The movement has a cap on the lever. The movement is in 95% mint condition.

Case – the movement comes in a stainless steel open face case, which has a snap off back and bezel. The case is engraved on the back “HS3” and with the broad arrow British government mark. The case is also lightly engraved “Snap on Back” The case has a smooth plain finish and is in 85% mint condition – some wear, with scratches near the area where the case has been opened but still in excellent condition

Dial – the white enamel dial has a full set of blue steel hands including a sweep centre seconds hand. The dial is signed “EMT, 309” and again features a broad arrow. The dial is in 100% mint condition

The watch has a bevelled mineral glass

The watch measures 62mm wide x 19mm deep

The watch is stem wound / stem set

The watch comes in a wooden box with glazed aperture, latch and velvet lined insert. The box is worn with a residue on the glass which needs to be scratched off (or replaced)