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A. Lange & Sohne Pocket Watches: Put a Bit of History in Your Pocket

by on July 2nd, 2010

A. Lange & Sohne 18k Gold Open-Faced Pocket Watch, Circa 1925, $3,500

Many people appreciate the fine German watch making of A. Lange & Sohne, but the early watches made by the company are often forgotten.

When A. Lange & Sohne was founded in 1845, the factory remained devoted solely to the production of pocket watches for most of its early history. Many of these timepieces became prized possessions for many generations, and are only now starting to appear on the vintage market for the first time.

The company was not able to survive the end of WWII and A. Lange & Sohne ceased to exist in 1948. Fortunately, the brand was resurrected in the late 1980s and now continues its tradition of excellence.

Betteridge has a small collection of these rare watches available, including this fine example from 1925. To learn more about pocket watches, and other vintage timepieces, please visit Betteridge and ask for me!

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