Hi all... I have owned this watch for a few years now, but never got around to asking for opinions on here. I have searched all over the web, but have come up with virtually zero so far, other than the fact that there was indeed air races in Prague in 1938, the watch was sent by Longines to it's concessionaire in Prague in 1936 & it's matching numbers. Of course, it is no longer wearing the original hands or crown (anyone have any spares sitting around??) but I think the mystique of these watches and the possible history of this particular variant have always made me happy to own it. If anyone can provide me with any source of additional information about the Prague Air races in that era, or similar non-issued variants, I would be most appreciative! The inscription is as follows:
concours aeriens de la petite entente 1938 shell, praha
...basically translated as "air competition of the small cartel (agreement?) 1938. Shell (the sponsor, maybe?) Prague.