Watch made from a Spitfire

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  1. Bombing IP

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    THE CHRISTOPHER WARD C9 P2725

    This Pilot’s Watch Uses a Very Different Kind of Precious Metal
    WATCHES By ANDREW CONNOR
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    Title should say watch made from a Hawker Hurricane .


    Over 70 years ago during the Battle of Britain, Flight Lieutenant Ray Holmes successfully defended Buckingham Palace from an oncoming German Luftwaffe bomber when he rammed the plane with his Hawker Hurricane P2725. A few years ago, the wreckage from that plane was excavated from underneath the streets of London, and now some of the aluminum from Home’s Hurricane is being used in a special edition by British watch brand Christopher Ward.

    Now, the (deep breath) Christopher Ward C9 P2725 TM-B Limited Edition is the latest addition to the brand’s line of aviation-themed watches. The black, sandblasted case comes in at a relatively large 43mm in diameter and had a dial reminiscent of a Hurricane’s dashboard panel with “old radium” colored lume and red accents. The watch is powered by a Swiss-made Valgranges A07.161 automatic movement, chosen specifically for its power reserve gauge – which, on the C9, recalls the Hurricane’s altimeter, according to the brand. And that precious aluminum from Holme’s plane? That’s featured on the back of the watch case, with an engraving of a map of central London.

    Given the provenance of the metal used, the price isn’t exactly cheap, especially for a value-oriented brand like Christopher Ward. It’ll set you back $ 2,850. Still, it’s certainly going to be of interest to WWII and watch buffs, alike. The watch is available for pre-order now, with the final product shipping in October.

    BIP

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  2. Bombing IP

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    Is it possible to edit a title once posted ? .

    BIP
     
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  4. Skip

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    Certainly can BIP, but only for 10 minutes (did I get that right?) after you hit the 'go' button on the post

    I was trawling around on watch sites a few years ago and noticed you could buy a watch from a manufacture (can't remember who) made from Spitfire metal, so they've been around for a while but the sceptic in me asks how can you really know its from a Spit, and considering most of the Hurri was made of dope and wood there wouldn't be much left of that precious aluminum from Holme’s plane?
     
  5. B-Man2

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    Interesting looking piece but I thing I'll stick with my Tag.
     
  6. Smithy

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    There was a crowd who were making cufflinks from specific Spit and Hurri airframes a few years back, including IIRC one of Al Deere's Spits...charging an arm and a leg of course.
     

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