140 Year Old Lange

Feb 06, 2019,19:28 PM

Very nice engraving on a pocket watch I picked up recently. I date the watch somewhere around 1880 but I am not sure what the significance of the 20 is?

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 By: Chromatic Fugue : February 6th, 2019-19:54
The “20” appears to refer to the number of jewels (“rubin” = rubies).

Thank you! [nt]

 By: Ticking Way : February 6th, 2019-20:14

Looks great! Please show more! [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : February 7th, 2019-01:26

Very nice [nt]

 By: tactictac : February 7th, 2019-02:03

Can you please post the pics of the dial and movement?

 By: serg70 : February 10th, 2019-07:57
Your watch is not ordinary pocket watch. It was made in 1878 (according the case number) as Fu (=Futter), it means 1a quality (Fu was used instead 1a before 1893). It should be a pocket watch with date and central date hand. In 1877 Lange produced 3 date ... 

Thank you!

 By: Ticking Way : February 10th, 2019-11:40
I really appreciate this info, Serge. The watch does have a date complication but is not central. Here are additional pictures. ...  

Thank you, you have really stunning watch!

 By: serg70 : February 11th, 2019-05:30
At that time Lange produced mainly central date hand watches, as below (1st made in 1876, 2nd with seconds subdial - in 1882) WBR Serge ...  

Damn it Sergey, I was supposed to be the Langepedia!! :P

 By: Langepedia : February 22nd, 2019-04:23
On a serious note, thanks for sharing brother. Truly appreciated. You alone is a reason to visit Minsk!


 By: serg70 : February 22nd, 2019-07:26
And as I see these timepieces, I'm desperately waiting for 1815 with central data hand ))) WBR Serge