Lewis & Son Chronograph

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Lewis & Son Chronograph

#1 Post by drphysic » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:29 pm

I have my father's flying watch, from the period before 1948 when he died in a plane crash in the Colorado Rockies. The dial indicates it is a "LEWIS & SON" watch, while one of the bridges shows "LEVIS & SON" and "SWISS" and a 7 jewel designation. It is a single button chronograph in a steel case marked "LEWIS & SON."I have never been able to find anything more about this watch. It may have been issued to him in WWII as he flew in the South Pacific.

I wonder if anyone has come across such a watch and might know something about it.

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Re: Lewis & Son Chronograph

#2 Post by gtopaul » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:03 pm

Yours has a Valjoux 22 movement. It's only the second Lewis & Son I've seen. From what I found a few years back they had a shop in NYC and did limited custom work. Does yours have the VXZ Swiss code on the balance cock? Yours probably does say Lewis & Son on the bridge especially if it's hand inscribed (early model). The one I had used the Valjoux 71 movement and I also could hardly find anything online about it.


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