Biggles Buys a Watch is the fifth short story in the fourth anthology of Biggles Air Police short stories entitled Biggles and the Pirate Treasure. The anthology was first published in July, 1954 by Brockhampton.
More out of sympathy than anything else, Biggles buys over a watch from an ex-serviceman of his who had been tricked into buying it. The watch leads him into a smuggling racket that has been "raining watches" all over Britain and France.
The plot is described in detail in the article for Roderick McDew, the chief protagonist in the story.
The Special Air Police/Scotland YardEdit
- Algy Lacey
- Ginger Hebblethwaite
- Flight Sergeant Crane
- Marcel Brissac
- Roderick McDew
- Crasher Doyle - of Air Intelligence, last mentioned in Biggles Hunts Big Game.
- Mr McDew -Roderick's father
- Percival Proctor
- Unspecified helicopter
- Balburnie, near Forres, Scotland