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Wempe B-Uhr German Luftwaffe Observers Watch of World War 2
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Wempe B-Uhr German Luftwaffe Observers Watch of World War 2
Specification
Gender Mens
SWC Ref WE-493F
Warranty 12 Months
Age 1942-1945
Model No Unknown
Box Non Original Box
Papers Authenticity Certificate
Diameter 55mm
Brand Wempe
Condition Pre Owned - Mint
RRP Discontinued
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Wempe B-Uhr German Luftwaffe Observers Watch of World War 2

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Date: 24th Feb 2017
Was 4,500.00
Code: 493F
Manufacturer Code: Unknown
Highlights

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 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 Wempe B-Uhr is outstanding given its age.  There are no dents/damage to the case. In fact the case retains most of its original lacquer finish which comes off very quickly, once the watch has been worn on a regular basis.  The dial is very good and the luminous paint is totally original. The leather bracelet is original and still in soft, not dried up condition. 

Description
  • Excellent Condition For Age
  • 1942-1945
  • Black Dial
  • Plexi Glass
  • Brass Case with Nickel Plating
  • Manual Wind Movement
  • Original Dark Brown Leather Strap
  • Plexi Glass
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