The pheon, or broad arrow, was first used to identify government property by Henry Sidney Earl of Romney (1641-1704), who was Master of Ordnance to King William and Queen Mary from 1693-1702. Henry Sidney was also one of the men who persuaded William of Orange to become King of England.Iniciado por 4Hz
Henry was instructed to mark all government property in an attempt to reduce theft. He chose to use the Sidney family emblem, which can still be seen in many places at Penshurst (the family seat), and which is still in use by the government today.
Grateful thanks to Robert Noel, Lancaster Herald at the College of Arms London for putting me on the right track.
The Broadarrow range has been created in response to many enquiries for military style watches without having to pay the premium prices now commanded by the originals. Broadarrow watches are not genuine issue military watches, they are hommage watches manufacturered as close to the specification of the originals as is either possible or practical. Where possible, the original specification will be upgraded using modern techniques and materials.