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A Lange & Sohne B-Uhr German Luftwaffe Observers Watch of WWII
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A Lange & Sohne B-Uhr German Luftwaffe Observers Watch of WWII
Gender Mens
SWC Ref AL-464F
Warranty 12 Months
Age 1943
Model No Unknown
Box Non Original Box
Papers Certificate from Lange Museum
Diameter 55mm
Brand A Lange & Sohne
Condition Pre Owned - Fine
RRP Discontinued
Extras Certificate from Lange Museum
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A Lange & Sohne B-Uhr German Luftwaffe Observers Watch of WWII

Was 7,500.00
Code: 464F
Manufacturer Code: Unknown

With the outbreak of World War 2 the Reichsluftfahrtministerium ( Reichs Air Ministry) recognized the need for an efficient observer watch (Beobachtungsuhr or B-Uhr) to be used by the aircraft navigator, assisting crews of long range bombing missions. Observer Watches were also worn by the Pilots who needed wrist watches that could be accurately and instantly read when both hands were used to pilot the aircraft. This design was given given the Reichsluftfahrtministerium classification number FL 23883. This number appeared on all Luftwaffe Watches of this design. Printed on the inside of the case is the type, device and movement number, stock number and the finisher’s name.

The condition of this Lange B-Uhr is very good given its age.  There are no dents/damage to the case. The dial is very good and the luminous paint showing only marginal signs of deterioration. The leather bracelet is original and still in soft, not dried up condition. However, it has been shortend at some time. Due to capacity restraints, A. Lange farmed out the final assembly and regulation of their B-Uhr’s to various companies like Felsing/Berlin, Fischer und Trabant/Pforzheim. However, this example was totally finished in house.

Supplied with certificate from the Lange Museum confirming that the watch was sold on 20.04.1943 to the “Amt fuer zentrale Verwaltungsaufgaben der Luftwaffe” Berlin (Administrative Head Office of the Air Force, Berlin)

Copy of the delivery note from the A. Lange archives.

  • 1943
  • Black Dial
  • Plexi Glass
  • Steel Case
  • Manual Wind Movement
  • 55mm Case
  • Brown Leather Strap
  • Pin Buckle
  • Excellent Condition For Age
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A Lange & Sohne B-Uhr German Luftwaffe Observers Watch of WWII
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