This very simple accessory has really exploded in popularity recently, it actually took me a while to find a nice one! First introduced in service in the late part of WW2 is was designed for US Navy aviators as a backup compass incase their cockpit compass failed, but it also proved somewhat useful in survival situations. It seems like these were just as popular 60 years ago, and found a second life in the jungles of Vietnam where they would be worn by everyone from grunts to Navy Seals. A super cool piece of kit that comes with an original 15mm nylon watch strap and comfortably fits on the same strap as my WW2 Timor Dirty Dozen.
Used but excellent, a few light scratches to the plastic, but otherwise mint.
- 1 1/8" in diameter
- 1 1/2" lug to lug
- Strap will fit a large 8 1/4" wrist
- Strap 5/8" wide