The Transitional No Crown Guard Weems

Longines first developed the 18.69 pocket watch calibre in 1895, and like their other movements ...

The Fabulous Five Flückiger Weems Dials & Fonts

The large 46mm Weems wrist watch version, unique to Longines, featured a double back, a ...

US Naval Academy Weems…A Rare Breed & Pedigree

There are a few unique survivors from the golden age of 1930’s aviation. The US ...

Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service Longines Weems. Air Soldier 863 (L) and 832 (R)

The Imperial Japanese Navy ‘Air Soldier’ Weems

The “King of Timepieces in the East,” [1]was Kintaro Hattori, who began importing Swiss and ...

Italo Balbo, Italian Hero & Trans-Continental Star

Credited with the reconstruction of the Regia Aeronautica, Italo Balbo is considered one of Italy’s ...

Admiral Byrd’s Antarctic Expedition Weems

Byrd’s Longines Weems speaks of a time when explorers, aviators and aviatrix relied upon them ...

A rare breed indeed.. the wee Hour-angle

John P.V. Heinmuller recalls in his book that ‘The hearts of all civilization beat faster ...

Sidereal or Star time….twinkle, twinkle…

Lindbergh stated, “I consider celestial navigation necessary to future aviation”.[1] The “Lindbergh Boom”[2] that followed ...

The Ultimate Stars – Sidereal timepieces

Weems stated, “It is perhaps fortunate that timepieces were developed before radio, or else extremely ...