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I have enjoyed the fun of buying and investigating this very interesting watch and the story around the Patent that Weems registered for the rotating bezel. Now I would like to trade this on to enable me to chase down my next watch.
The condition is very good, The movement� is signed, with “Longines Watch Co, Swiss” stated on its bridge, together with “Seventeen Jewels” and the individual serial number 6578547, placing this into the right time period - late 1930's to early 1940's.� The case back interior is the signature “Cased and Timed in the USA by Longines”, together with the individual serial number for this housing, 858887, and the word “Keystone”. The Keystone Watch Case Co, based in Illinois, was one of the most highly regarded of all the American case manufacturers.
Photo's of the watch can be found on this pinterest board. https://www.pinterest.co.uk/craigparkermail/longines-weems-us-patent-2008734/
I am looking for Euro1,500
Longines Weems Patent 2008734 - “US Pat. 2008734”, this referring to Philip Weems’ original registration of his design as a pilot’s navigational aid in 1935.� This is an historic watch that has become known as the second setting watch.� It is credited as being the watch that influenced modern watch design. through its' rotating bezel.
Please take the time to review the patent and then all of the associated references.� This watch is heavily referenced but rarely seen.
https://uk.pinterest.com/craigparkermai ... s-2008734/
http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?docid=0200 ... PN/2008734
http://www.weemsjohn.com/TheGrandoldMan ... ation.html
http://www.vintage-watches-collection.c ... eems-1943/
http://www.vintagewatchspecialist.com/L ... d-war-2-ii