A. Lange & Söhne B-uhr World War II Pilot/Aviator watch | steel

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Brand: A. Lange & Söhne
Model: B-uhr World War II Pilot's watch
Year: circa 1941
Case size: 55 mm
Case material: steel
Crystal: plexiglass
Bracelet material: brown original leather
This rare, manual-winding, A. Lange & Söhne B-uhr Navigator's watch is in fantastic vintage condition and has perfect mechanical functionality. This watch has been serviced to the highest possible standards by the UK's leading watch restoration service, SHWR.

The movement is signed by A. Lange & Söhne, one of the companies originally comissioned to deliver watches for the Luftwaffe. However, they failed to deliver the watches on time. As a result, the movements were often taken elsewhere to be assembled by other manufacturers. In this case, it was the Berlin-based Felsing that finished the watch.

This rare piece is from circa 1941 and it has the standard B-uhren specifications; a large case with a prominent fluted 'onion' crown, so pilots could adjust their watches without taking their gloves off. The case measures an imposing 60 mm with the crown (55 mm without) and is 20 mm thick. The simple black dial has an outer, sixty seconds divisions and large, Arabic, five second markers to ease legibility. At noon the dial has the signature two dots and the upward pointing triangle, designed to help pilots orientate the dial during night-time. The hour and minute markers are blue, sword-shaped hands with luminous inserts.

This observer watch has its original, long, brown leather straps. They are another, signature characteristics of these Navigator's watches as a pilot would need to be able to adjust the straps around the jacket, and often around the arm, requiring unusally long straps. As a vintage watch, we cannot warranty its current water resistance.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
Movement: manual-winding
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Center Seconds
Water resistance: N/A
Paperwork: non-original A. Lange & Söhne box
Availability: now
Warranty: 12 month limited
Delivery: next day

A. Lange & Söhne B-uhr World War II Pilot's Navigator's rare watch  steel manual-winding vintage pre-owned watch with black dial and original brown strap

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches are covered by a full, or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

All of our new watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer. Please contact us for further information.

We offer worldwide delivery on all of our watches.

If ordering from the UK or Europe before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.

If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on choice of courier and destination. 

You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.