Lot 170

Description:
A German WWII Luftwaffe Type A Observers Watch or Beobachtungsuhr (B-Uhr), signed A. Lange & Sohne, Glashütte, i. Sa, circa 1941, manual wind, silvered nickel case, the radium luminous black dial with Arabic hour numerals and triangle with two dots at 12 o'clock and minute batons, sweeping centre seconds, ordinance number FL23883 stamped to the side, movement number 211351 to the back cover and to the movement, inside caseback marked 'Beobachtungsuhr Bauart: Lange & Söhne, Gerat Nr. 127-560A-1, Werk-Nr. 211351, Anforderz. FL23883, Herteller: Wempe Hamburg', dial 50mm, 63mm across crown, 27mm between lugs, 142.8g.
Notes: Not in working condition but winds, sets well and does tick for a minute or so.
Provenance: Owned by a member of a WWII communications unit who collected various items throughout the his time in Europe through the war, thence by decent.
Hammer:
£2800
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