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Price Harry’s RAF generation 2 Pilots watch


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Hope you can help me out on this one,

I have Prince Harry’s old pilot watch it’s a Generation 2 I found out by searching the other day, obviously it’s been prompted by the recent news and I dug it out again, I was in Afghanistan with him in 2012/13 and was the only Armourer that fixed and maintained the Apache guns and one of them was his cab, there were 8 in total and 10 Pilots  out there he was also at my unit in Wattisham. As the armourer you deal with the other bits like compasses optics and watches, he bought the watch in because it stopped working, it still doesn’t, I was supposed to destroy and give him the paperwork for a new watch they were the pulsars but I didn’t rate them they came in all the time however the older ones from the stores including both the Seikos were normally the best, question is I want to get it fixed or sell it, what would you do? I was told to leave it as is because it belonged to him and it’s part of the story, I’m still serving now although I’m now although REME a CSM, obviously I have lots of bits to back up I was there including medal and a commendation for my work while working with the JAG on Herrick 17/18 

Any advice would be appreciated    

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TBH if you want to sell it, leave it as is, it will have a verifiable serial number on it.  I would take it to a proper auction house that specialises in Royal paraphernalia rather than watches, not ebay.

If you want to use it, then fix it, it will still be verifiable but not quite original.

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23 minutes ago, BondandBigM said:

Out of curiosity whilst you are in possession of it isn't it MOD property ??  Is it actually yours to sell. 

There are only certain bits of kit that are returned when de-mobbed, the watch would probably have been classed as not serviceable on return, so a service person (non gender specific :nono:) is free to keep it. I left with my respirator and most of the uniform.

1 hour ago, Andrew Wainwright said:

Hope you can help me out on this one,

I have Prince Harry’s old pilot watch it’s a Generation 2 I found out by searching the other day, obviously it’s been prompted by the recent news and I dug it out again, I was in Afghanistan with him in 2012/13 and was the only Armourer that fixed and maintained the Apache guns and one of them was his cab, there were 8 in total and 10 Pilots  out there he was also at my unit in Wattisham. As the armourer you deal with the other bits like compasses optics and watches, he bought the watch in because it stopped working, it still doesn’t, I was supposed to destroy and give him the paperwork for a new watch they were the pulsars but I didn’t rate them they came in all the time however the older ones from the stores including both the Seikos were normally the best, question is I want to get it fixed or sell it, what would you do? I was told to leave it as is because it belonged to him and it’s part of the story, I’m still serving now although I’m now although REME a CSM, obviously I have lots of bits to back up I was there including medal and a commendation for my work while working with the JAG on Herrick 17/18 

Any advice would be appreciated    

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The only thing I had to return was my ID card and base pass.

but technically speaking @BondandBigMis quite correct.

Watchs were high value items tha you were billed for if you didn't return it (you could in extreme cases get a courts marshall), however the newer watches like the Pulsar are classed as consumables

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3 hours ago, Biker said:

The only thing I had to return was my ID card and base pass.

but technically speaking @BondandBigMis quite correct.

Watchs were high value items tha you were billed for if you didn't return it (you could in extreme cases get a courts marshall), however the newer watches like the Pulsar are classed as consumables

I remember a mate telling me he now wishes he'd "lost" every Milsub he'd been issued with, and would have gladly paid the fixed fine.

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