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Thread: RAF NEWMARK 6BB chrono - pilot who died in the Falklands war

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    Tina Hawkins the widow of FLT. Lt. G. Hawkins was the seller of his watch, regards Ian.

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    You would of thought that she may have kept the watch to remind her of her late husband and the sacrifice that he made.

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    You would of thought that she may have kept the memory of her late husband and the sacrifice that he made for a third of a century. A broken watch in a box doesn't but may pay for a years gas bill as a pensioner.

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    I did not look at it that way. The conflict does not seem that long ago, how time flies.

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    Nice to see my uncles dads watch being looked after.

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    That's a special watch, I wonder if the pilot who swam away to get the life raft was Garth Hawkins?

    In 1982 I worked as an instrument tech. in a department with an English boss and another instrument tec. from Argentina........ a very quiet place for a few months!

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    No, he died on impact as far as we know

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    Default NEWMARK still on wrist.


    Wearing the late Flt.Lt. Hawkins Newmark today. Cheers, Ian.

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    It's still looking good Ian. I see you've changed the strap since your first post.

    Just for interest the one I have is serial No. 114/80 - has anyone here previously owned it?

    Cheers, Mike

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    Very nicely done. I'm sure the original issued recipient would very much approve. BZ!

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    Nice watch with history,
    well done Ian.

    Remake should be around soon can't wait to see that.

    Regards
    Lee

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