He was a Ritchie Boy (German born US soldier trained at Camp Ritchie in upstate New York) working for General Patton in 7th Armored Division. Clock works, runs and appears to keep great time. Opened for the first time 6/26/19 to see the movement and back of the case for information and photos. More photos at -->place the triple ww before the. B-Uhren is an abbreviation for Beobachtungs-uhren, literally Observation watches.
B-Uhr is singular, and B-Uhren is plural. The B-Uhren were property of the Luftwaffe, not the navigators. Navigators received a signal beep from the airbase, which in turn set its chronometer to the standard time of the German Naval Observatory (Deutsche Seewarte), and if the navigators time was off, the hacking mechanism allowed for adjustment. An accurate watch was necessary for navigation, so all the B-Uhren watches were regulated and tested to the highest chronometer standards of the Deutsche Seewarte in Hamburg. Bomber navigators peered over the navigation table, their B-Uhren at the ready, and plotted course, copied astronomical fixes and noted events on the map.
The B-Uhr was a consummate navigational aid. INFORMATION ABOUT THESE WATCHES IS HERE...
The item "Vintage WWII GERMAN WEMPE B-Uhr 1941 Luftwaffe Military Pilot's Watch HUGE 55 mm" is in sale since Saturday, June 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "skisofast77" and is located in Incline Village, Nevada.
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