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A. Lange & Söhne
rare aviator's deck watch German Air Force WWII

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1941 | No original box | No original papers
Fixed price $13,143
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Basic Info

Listing code DUUV42
Brand A. Lange & Söhne
Movement Manual winding
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production 1941 (Approximation)
Condition (Light signs of wear or scratches)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location Germany, Mannheim
Price €11,899 (= $13,143)
Availability Item is in stock


Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber 48.1


Case diameter 55 mm
Dial Black
Dial numerals Arabic numerals


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Brown


Central seconds


A large aviator's deck watch produced for the German air force
Pilot wristwatch with "stop seconds" device
A. Lange & Söhne
Glashütte I/SA
caliber 48.1
manufactured and mounted by A. Lange & Söhne
prompt FL 23883
World War II
with oversized aviator's leather strap

A rare WWII pilot's wristwatch, one of only few manufactured and assembled by Lange & Söhne. During the war, Lange & Söhne could not cover the need for deck watches itself and had movements and cases assembled and finished by other watchmakers. Deck watches that were assembled by other watchmakers, the name of the other German reassembler is engraved on the inside of the cover, for example: Wempe Hamburg, Huber Munich, Felsing Berlin etc. The offered deck watch is in a recognizable appealing condition: the dial is in unbelievably great condition, the case has partially preserved zapon varnish and allows one to admire the original condition. The case has the original glass, the original, extra-long leather strap with a beautiful patina and signs of wear is mounted on its lugs. The movement cal. 48.1 with a stop center second device works properly.
Details on the watch
black dial with central small hours circle
Arabic numerals
outer five minute divisions
blued luminous hands
central seconds
very good condition

2/3 plate movement
caliber 48.1
hack feature
club-tooth lever escapement
large Guillaume screw compensation balance
blued Breguet hairspring
index spring fine adjusting device
ruby endstone on balance
polished screws
The movement is fully functional and running very well

grey, matted
push back
numbered and signed
diameter: approx. 55mm without crown
good condition
The watch is fully functional, is running very well and is in a very good total conditionition.

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Große Flieger-Beobachtungsuhr der deutschen Luftwaffe
Pilotenarmbanduhr mit Sekundenstopp
A. Lange & Söhne
Glashütte I/SA
hergestellt und montiert von A. Lange & Söhne
Anforderzeichen: FL 23883
Zweiter Weltkrieg

Eine seltene Fliegerarmbanduhr aus dem zweiten Weltkrieg, eine der wenigen, die von Lange & Söhne hergestellt und montiert wurde. In der Kriegszeit konnte Lange & Söhne den Bedarf an Beobachtungsuhren nicht selbst decken und ließ die Rohwerke und Gehäuse von anderen Uhrmachern montieren und fertigstellen. Bei B-Uhren, die von anderen Uhrmachern montiert wurden, ist auf der inneren Seite des Deckels unter dem Hersteller ein anderer deutscher Remonteur eingetragen, z.B. Wempe Hamburg, Huber München, Felsing Berlin usw. Die angebotene B-Uhr befindet sich in erkennbar ansprechendem Zustand: das Zifferblatt ist in unglaublich toller Erhaltung, das Gehäuse hat partiell erhaltenen Zaponlack und lässt den Originalzustand bewundern. Das Gehäuse hat das originale Glas. An seinen Anstößen ist das originale, überlange Lederarmband mit schöner Patina und Gebrauchsspuren montiert. Das im Inneren verbaute Werk Kal. 48.1 mit anhaltbarer Zentralsekunde hat eine einwandfreie Funktion.

Details zur Uhr
schwarz, mit kleinem Stundenkreis
arabische Zahlen
äussere Fünfminutenteilung
am Rand gebläute Leuchtzeiger
sehr guter Zustand

Kaliber 48.1
2/3 Platinenwerk
große Gauillaume-Schraubenunruh
gebläute Breguet-Unruhspirale
17 Rubine
polierte Schrauben
das Werk ist voll funktionstüchtig und läuft sehr gut

grau, mattiert
Durchmesser: ca. 55mm ohne Krone
nummeriert und signiert
guter Zustand
Die Uhr ist voll funktionstüchtig, läuft sehr gut und befindet sich in einem sehr guten Gesamtzustand.

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