Newtons is the basic metric system unit for weight
the basic unit of weight in metric system; equal to 0.35 ounces
The basic measurement unit is a metre.
The basic measurement unit is a kilogram.
In the Metric system, the Kilogram is the basic measure from which ALL other smaller or larger weights are compared. The world standard kilogram is stored in a temperature and humidity controlled room in Paris. In the Imperial system the basic unit is the Pound weight. Scientists all over the entire world, all use the Metric system for length and weight.
A basic unit of weight in the metric system is a Newton and that is not equivalent to 39.37 of any standard units in any standard system.