Very rare and completely original Longines Weems Mk VIIA RAF Air Force wristwatch c.1940.
These watches are extremely rare as only around 2,500 were issued to the RAF at the outbreak of hostilities during World War Two and many will have no doubt seen action during the early dark days of the Battle of Britain and beyond.
The Longines “Weems” watch was issued to pilots and navigators and features a moveable outer bezel which is set to the second’s hand to calculate longitude in order to aid navigation.
The watch takes its name from Lt.Cdr P.V. Weems who was a well-known aviator, navigator and instructor at the Naval Officer School at Annapolis, Maryland, in the U.S.A.
The Longines Weems for sale is one of the very best examples we have ever seen and is in fabulous original condition.
The example for sale is one of the very best examples we have ever seen and is in fabulous original condition.
The watch for sale is in excellent overall condition and is one of the very best examples we have ever seen.
The dial has aged beautifully and is free from any obvious flaws or blemishes.
As expected, there are a number of minor scratches and marks to the outer casing of the watch which are commensurate with age.
The glass is in very good condition with no obvious scratches.
The beautiful blue steel hands are in excellent condition and are correct to the original specification of the watch.
The 12.68N calibre movement is currently running well and keeping excellent time.
The watch comes complete with a free six-month warranty, fitted leather strap and quality hand-made leather watch pouch.
Diameter: 34mm (exc crown)