Attractive, WH (Luftwaffe) so-called: cockpit-clock (ie. 'Borduhr') of the type: '30-BZ' (being an non-maker-marked example that is showing a clearly present- and stamped serial-numeral on its back that reads: '889557')
This is a neat - and truly attractive! - WH (Luftwaffe) so-called: cockpit-clock (ie. 'Borduhr') of the type: '30-BZ' being a nicely preserved albeit non-maker-marked example that is showing a clearly present- (and/or stamped) serial-numeral on its back that reads: '889557' and that comes in an overall nice- (and still running!), condition. These interesting instruments saw wide-spread usage throughout the WWII and were installed in most figher-planes such as the Messerschmitt ME109. The example on offer apparently came from such an ME109 fighter-plane that crashed in the African desert (where it was shot by English fire in 1941). It crash-landed in German-held territory and the pilot (an: 'Oberfeldwebel' named: Rudi Linder) saved this clock from his plane: Mr. Linder kept - and used! - this piece for many years after the war. These details are taken from a glued-on sticker that was found on a self-constructed mounting that came with this piece (as can be seen on the pictures). The clock will naturally be sold with this accompanying mounting. I deem that I have priced this nicely preserved war-souvenir accordingly!