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A. Lange & Söhne. A silver openface deck watch with up and down indicator and fluorescent dial
A. Lange & Söhne. A silver openface deck watch with up and down indicator and fluorescent dial

SIGNED A. LANGE & SÖHNE, GLASHÜTTE I/SA, NO. 205502, FERTIGGESTELLT ANDREAS HUBER, MÜNCHEN, BERLIN, CIRCA 1940

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A. Lange & Söhne. A silver openface deck watch with up and down indicator and fluorescent dial
Signed A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte i/SA, No. 205502, Fertiggestellt Andreas Huber, München, Berlin, circa 1940
Cal. 48 gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, swan neck regulator, hinged silver cuvette engraved Werk A. Lange & Söhne No. 205502 Fertiggestellt Andreas Huber München - Berlin, the fluorescent dial with Arabic numerals, blued steel spade hands, two sunk subsidiary dials indicating 35 hours power reserve and constant seconds, in plain circular case, the snap on back with engraved military markings, cuvette signed Andreas Huber, dial and movement signed A. Lange & Söhne
59 mm. diam.

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Upon request of the German Naval Command, A. Lange & Söhne supplied a certain number of movements to the watchmaker Andreas Huber who then completed and cased them.

Watches destined for the submarine fleet had to be fitted with a fluorescent dial to allow easy reading in the dark.
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