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Longines Weems YGF circa 1943 Breguet Dial

$2,450.00

Exceptional example vintage Longines Weems YGF aviator’s watch for the U.S. military circa 1940’s. Featuring a medium size 28 x 36mm case with wide elapsed time 60 minute bezel secured by set screw at 2 0’clock. With beautifully patina’d original matte silver dial with gold applied Breguet style figures and gilt leaf style hands. Powered by 17 jewel manual wind Longines caliber 10L movement with oversize sweep seconds hand that extends to an outer detailed seconds track.

Recently fully serviced and left unpolished and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation.

The medium size Weems model is the most well known of the various size and configurations of WWII era aviation watches designed by or in conjunction with iconic Atlantic solo crossing aviator Charles Lindbergh. It is rare to find an example of this model with Breguet figures as the models typically were supplied with radium luminous numbers and radium pencil hands.

While one might surmise that this was a civilian model due to absence of luminous, as well as the absence of any military designation on the dial, the fact that the date of production 1943, based on a movement serial # of 6.3 million, leaves this question unanswered.

 

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Additional information

Maker

Longines

Model Name/Type

Weems

Man's / Lady's

Men

Circa

1943

Case mm

28mm

Case Metal

14k Gold Filled

Bezel

Rotating Minutes

Crystal

Acrylic dome crystal

Crown-Pushers

original unsigned crowns

Dial & Hands

2 tone patina'd dial, original silver dial, Silver Breguet Dial

Movement Type

manual wind

Movement Caliber

10L

Movement Serial#

6.3 million

Strap / Bracelet

Fine leather, cordovan, or exotic skin strap

Strap / Bracelet Size

18mm

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

No

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