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    Re: Museum pieces
    From: W F Jones
    Date: 2010 May 10, 08:38 -0400

    The watch is a stop watch or sometimes called a 'hack' watch I think.
    Hamilton watches were among the best but other manufacturers also
    supplied stop watches for US government use.
    
    Frank Jones
    Rochester, NY
    
    On 5/10/2010 2:13 AM, Peter Hackel wrote:
    > I took these pictures in the military museum located in Old Sacramento,
    > California. Can anyone identify the sextant and the watch? Many thanks
    > in advance!
    >
    > The watch description begins with: Watch Navigation (ground speed), A-8.
    > The face of the clock is labeled with 10 (or 0?) representing the full
    > circle.
    >
    > The sextant caption reads:
    > Naval Sextant (1936), Navigational Instrument used to plot course by
    > "shooting the stars" or measuring the sun's position (Obsolete by the
    > early 1970s.)
    >
    >
    > Peter Hakel
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