PI207. A silver Dunklings wrist watch with an expanding band, the watch is engraved 431989 H. W. Clark R.A.A.F. Harry Warwick Clark enlisted on 10 Sep 1943 at Melbourne and discharged with the rank of Flight Sergeant on 14 Aug 1945 from 5 Operational Training Unit.
PI207. Back view of watch.
PI242. A gold pocket watch made by the Dennison Watch Case Co Ltd S/No 746096 engraved to 417136 K C Tweedie. Kenneth Charles Tweedie enlisted on 5 Dec 1941 at Adelaide and discharged with the rank of Flying Officer on 18 Feb 1946 from No 9 Aircrew Holding Unit. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
PI242. Makers mark inside front.
PI242. Name inside back of case.
PI254. A square gold unbranded wrist watch engraved to RAAF 61273 R. F. Ede NSW. Richard Francis Ede enlisted on 28 Oct 1941 at Adelaide and discharged with the rank of Leading Aircraftsman on 7 Aug 1946 from No 5 Aircraft Depot Forrest Hill.
PI254. Back view of watch.
PI255. A Bulova Watertite wrist watch engraved RA arrow AF S/N 10315, it has a dark blue cloth band.
PI255. Back view of watch.
PI298. A circular silver CYMA Swiss Made? wrist watch with a silver expanding band. The watch is engraved 50027 J. De Freitas R.A.A.F. from Mum & Dad 11 . 11 . 42. Joseph Elisha Francis De Freitas enlisted on 19 Jan 1942 at Melbourne and discharged with the rank of Corporal on 3 Jan 1946 from 53 Operational Base Unit.
PI298. Back view of watch.
PI304. An unbranded rectangular watch with a brown leather band, the watch is engraved J N Hill RAAF. It is unknown when & where 261630 Jeffery Noel Hill enlisted, but he discharged with the rank of Squadron Leader on 1 Nov 1945 from Headquarters Eastern Area.
PI304. Back view of watch.
PI308. A silver Lavina wrist watch engraved R. Cornall 54170 R.A.A.F. Ralph Christian Cornall enlisted on 18 Apr 1942 at Melbourne and discharged with the rank of Leading Aircraftsman on 7 Feb 1946 from No 9 Air Support Unit.
PI308. Back view of watch.
PI320. A gold Swiss Made wrist watch engraved to 84538 Robinson W. G. R.A.A.F. Wilbur Glen Robinson enlisted on 18 Mar 1944 at East Fremantle and discharged with the rank of Leading Aircraftsman on 10 May 1946 from Headquarters North West Area.
PI320. Back view of watch.
PI339. A post war circular 23 jewel Enicar Ultrasonic wrist watch engraved to A110727 J. W. Clark.
PI339. Back view of watch.
PI391. A gold watch engraved to 22204 G Rose R.A.A.F. Gordon William Rose enlisted on 15 Apr 1940 at Brisbane and discharged with the rank of Corporal on 17 Apr 1946 from RAAF Headquarters.
PI391. Back of watch showing engraving.
Dr. Christian May
The only light I can shed on these history-laden watches is this :
Dunkling used to be a jeweller and watch retailer in Vienna, Austria . Among other things, he was a Rolex concessionary.
Christian, Many thanks for your comment, I had assumed that Dunklings would have been a British concern.
02.11 | 07:44
Kelly, Yes, I am always adding to my collection.
02.11 | 07:21
Hello I am wondering if you are adding to your collection of cuff links. I have some eagle and crown gold ones I came across today at a thrift store. Your museum has been great to learn from.
15.09 | 10:37
Lucy, Thank you very much, I have amended my website. Regards, Lindsay.
15.09 | 10:04
PI186. W. J. SANDERCOCK 417420 R.A.A.F. was not discharged on 11/1/1945 - he was shot down over Norway.