A. Lange & Söhne – DDR period – Extract Certificate 1951

Historically interesting silver timepiece by the famous German watch brand A. Lange & Söhne. Unrestored superb condition piece with a high collectable value accompanied by a certificate extract. Scroll down to read more about this watch.

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Attractive and uncommon 0.900 silver pocket watch by the famous German watch maker A. Lange & Söhne. Complete with Glashütte certificate, showing some very interesting facts in regards to the turbulent war-related history of the German brand;

– This watch origins from a historical interesting period where the A Lange & Söhne company was nationolized by the DDR. Hence, the name VEB Mechanik Lange & Söhne.
– The watch was sold March 1951, just 3 months before the company ceased to exist as an independent company on July 1st 1951 making this one of the last pocket watches pocket watches produced by the famous German brand in this period.

The watch itself remains in superb and unrestored fully original condition.
Aesthetically intriguing dial with black lacquer Arabic hour markers and an outer minute track accompanied by a silvered ring alternating in glance when held in certain light fall. Very distinct art-deco influences seen in the dial lay-out and mostly in the uncommon shaped bow. Stunning blued steel set of hands with a decentralized seconds hand.

Plain 0.900 silver case bearing no inscriptions. Some normal light scratches due to normal use.
both lids closing tightly. We find multiple silver hallmarks and a perfectly legible makers signature.

Striking movement, caliber ‘80er’, featuring large blued steel screws, a swan-neck regulator and an A. Lange & Söhne signature. The movement is as clean as a whistle and runs with fine accuracy (20sec / 24h – Amplitude of 294º)


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A. Lange & Söhne


Sterling Silver




49mmm / 54mm


67 Grams


Extract Certificate Glashütte Museum