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    A. Lange & Söhne Extremely Rare German Military Watch With Mirrored Seconds, circa 1940
    Case: matte nickel, three body, No. 210930, 65 mm, oversize crown, snap back
    Dial: matte black, white Roman hour chapters, outermost second marks and five second numerals, inner ring calibrated for mirrored seconds from 0 to 60, luminous broad diamond form hands, hack center seconds
    Movement: gilt, 3/4 plate, No. 210930, caliber 48, straight line lever escapement, bi-metallic compensation balance, micrometric regulator with swan's neck spring, hack center seconds
    Band: extra long military style leather band with steel buckle
    Signed: movement and dial signed A. Lange & Söhne Glasshütte

    Note: This scarce military timepiece is part of an exceedingly small series of observation watches ordered for a special unit of Germany's armed forces. It is fitted with a larger case and a different dial layout than the standard issues. For photographic purposes the seconds scale was mirror inverted.


    Condition Report*: Type: A. Lange & Söhne Extremely Rare German Military Watch With Mirrored Seconds
    Dial: black, white painted numerals
    Hands; luminous broad diamond hands
    Metal: matte nickel
    Case No: 210930
    Case Info: massive, three body, snap back
    Case Width: 65 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: gilt, 3/4 plate, No. 210930, caliber 48, straight line lever escapement, bi-metallic compensation balance, micrometric regulator with swan's neck spring, hack center seconds
    Band: over length military leather band
    Circa: 1940
    Condition: case is good, dial is very good, movement is good and running, scratch on the movement plate by the main winding gear
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2013
    21st Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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