A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Paul Bedel
Date: 2018 Mar 4, 12:46 -0800
Be very carefull with sextants from ships demolition yards sold on ebay. Some of them may be excellent but I had bad experience with a Tamaya Osaka which seems very good on photos but a screw was lost and the drum spring was broken. And an other one bad experience with a Tamaya Tokyo ... the drum doesn't fit exactly with the sextant : replacement probably by one from another sextant of different type ... So be very carefull and, if necessary, ask for more photos to have an exact view of the sextant.