A Rare German Kriegsmarine Second World War Deck Watch with Power Reserve, signed A Lange & Sohne, Glashutte, No.201583, circa 1940, frosted gilt finished lever movement signed and numbered, bimetallic balance, blued overcoil hairspring, micrometer regulator, silvered dial with Arabic numerals and outer minute track, two subsidiary dials for seconds and power reserve indication, hinged case back with number 201583, IK1, Kriegsmarine number M 7464, above eagle and swastika, cuvette engraved Werk A.Lange & Sohne Nr:201583 Fertiggestellt Andreas Huber Munchen-Berlin, case with standard mark 0.900, 59mm wide
Lange & Sohne are one of Germany's top watch makers. They produced these observatory tested deck watches for the Kriegsmarine during WWII. Very few are known with the markings IK1, meaning first class quality. The M stands for Kriegsmarine and the number 7464 identifies the recipient.