1940’s Vintage Stowa B-Uhr type “B” German Pilot Watch. .
In 1940’s 5 company submit the watch commissioned to the request of Germany, a tools watch for their Bomber pilots, 5 company submitted the watch : IWC, LANGE, STOWA, WEMPE and LACO.
The size accommodated large hand-wound movements typically used in pocket watches, but the B-Uhr was always to be a watch for the wrist. Each one used a Breguet balance spring. Inside, the movement was surrounded by an iron core, making the B-Uhr anti-magnetic – a must for aviation. To correct for time discrepancies, the movements were capable of stopping the central seconds hand by pulling the crown, or hacking, and the oversized diamond or onion crown could be operated with gloves on the hand. A very long, double-riveted leather strap, long enough to go over the leather flight jacket, held the B-Uhr in place.
The initial Type A model had only an outer chapter ring, but the later type B (starting in 1941) had an outer ring for minutes/seconds and an inner ring for hours.
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The first batches Y-F serial of this model have the MK1 dial (Oval O on ROLEX text and 5 ticks under SWISS MADE). They also have the super coveted FLAT or FAT 4 bezel
First day at the office with this one. Let's see if my initial impressions of this piece changes with a week on the wrist. I must say the size does feel great on the wrist as does the bracelet, very comfy!