NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2015

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c.1943 Laco (Lacher&Co) Luftwaffe 55mm WW2 Observation watch.

Lot No.: 533

Sold for (£): Unsold

At the outbreak of World War 2 the Reichsluftfahrtministerium ( Reichs Air Ministry) recognized the need for an efficient observer watch (Beobachtungsuhr) 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 producers name.

The case is in good condition, correctly signed as is the case back on the inside. The dial is also clean with heavy luminous hour and second markers as well as original large luminous blued hands.The movement (which has the same serial number as the case) is in excellent condition been exceptionally well made. A chance to own a little piece of history.