Lot #3129 Rare and Unusual Oversized Leonidas Military Pilot
Estimate: $2000 – $3000
Very large and rare, stainless steel and nickel Leonidas Cronografo a Ritorno, reversing stop watch for equal distance bomb sight, height graduated in meters, military watch with round single button, bidirectional chronograph. Circa 1940`s. Hinged case back. The approximate diameter is 57mm without crown, 77mm with crown, 22mm thick case. This instrument is a rare version of a chronograph with a hand running both forwards and backwards. It was used by several Air Forces to calculate the elapsed time for throwing bombs. For other rare vintage military time bombers see also lots 87 and 110 in this catalog. It comes on a black NATO strap.
Condition: Has signs of wear due to it’s age. Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy. An overhaul is always recommended for used watches.