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Le Coultre
SKU: VWS3152

LeCoultre - Weems Pilots or Navigator Watch - c.1940s

A Very Rare Le Coultre "Weems' WW2 RAF Pilot's Watch in Incredible Condition with a Beautifully Preserved Dial

Stainless Steel
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Introduced in the 1940s, the Weems watch is named after 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 watch featured a rotating bezel which allowed pilots to synchronize their watches to the second with a radio time signal without affecting the movement of the watch hands. Such precision was critical for accurate navigation and mission success during an era when GPS was decades away from invention. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Weems watch not only represented a significant technological advancement but also symbolized a fusion of engineering prowess and adventurous spirit.

The Weems watch was also produced by Omega, Longines, Zenith and Movado and it is believed only around 7000 were issued to the RAF. 

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This LeCoultre Weems watch is extremely rare and especially in such incredible condition - it was produced at the beginning of WW2 so more than likely saw live action! The dial has aged to a nice antique yellow and features bold Arabic numerals and blued steel hands. The watch features a moveable outer bezel which is set to the second hand to calculate longitude to aid navigation. The caseback is engraved with 67888. This is known to be one of the most collectable RAF wristwatches on the market and we are very pleased to be able to offer it for sale in such superb condition, this really will set any aviation or military watch lover's heart racing! 

Stainless Steel
Model Ref
 Tan Nato Style
Movement Type
Power reserve
40 Hours 
Very Good
Date of issue
 12 Months VWS
Width (without crown)
Lug width
Lug height
(lug to lug) 40mm 
Wrist size

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