Quickie: The panel clock

One of the instruments that is staying in the panel is the clock. It is a wind-up 8-day clock that I think is original to the aircraft. The red hands allow you to set your waypoint ETA and then watch the white timing hands catch up by which time hopefully something looks recognizable. No it doesn’t have a magenta line!

It’s a Wakmann which it turns out is a US company, originally from Portugal, that imported Swiss watch and clock components. They completed final assembly in the US, thus avoiding the protectionist duties applied to imported finished products to protect domestic US producers.

Monochrome Watches tells the story.

It’s back in place now, next to some slightly moe recent tech!

Work Date: 24th September 2020
Hours: 2
Aircraft Section: Panel