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Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

New York, Jun 11, 2009

LOT 151

Lindbergh - Hour Angle Watch Longines, No. 5446895, invented by Col. Chas. A. Lindbergh, US Pat. 1923305, launched in 1932. Very fine and very rare, hour angle, ?Staybrite? stainless steel aviator's wristwatch with indirect center seconds system and 2 crowns. To be sold without reserve

C. Three-body, polished, revolving silver bezel with the enameled 15 degree graduations in black and green Arabic numerals, graduated rounded band, the crown at 2 activates the central revolving dial. D. Matte silver with painted radial Roman numerals, at the center, revolving 60-seconds dial in black Arabic numerals. Blued steel feuille hands. M. Cal. 12.68 Z, rhodiumplated, 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel flat balance spring. Dial and movement signed, case numbered. Diam. 33 mm. Thickness 12 mm.

USD 1,000 - 1,500

EUR 750 - 1,100 / CHF 1,100 - 1,700

Sold: USD 1,080


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-6

Good

Slightly oxidized

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01

Good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original