A very good example of a vintage Japanese wrist compass, dating from the mid 20th century, and probably made in the 1950's or 1960's. It features luminous paint marker dots and a manual transit lock. With a card design clearly influenced by the Singer's patent designs of the 1860's. The compass has a nickel plated case, blued needle with luminous north marker, and luminous paint dots at the cardinal points. The transit lock is operated by a button on the side of the case. Complete with original leather strap and box, marked with the serial number '210'.
The compass is in very good condition and finds North very well. The transit lock is working and the luminous paint markers glow in the dark. The leather strap is in very good condition, with some wear to the rear. The cardboard box is a little worn and one of the end flaps is missing.