The late 1940's and 1950's were the pinnacle of innovative aesthetic designs for Longines U.S. market dress watches, and one of our very favorites is the elegant knot lug case. Today's offering showcases this very fine restored example.
With its knot lug case and classic dial with concave edge, this midsize beauty has an elegant presence. As a mens midsize it is well-suited for someone who does not have a large wrist.
The quality of Longines movements are often underappreciated - its high grade 8LN is finished wonderfully for a watch at this price level.
It is fully Longines down to the original hands and signed crown - it presents in beautiful restored condition. Its sculpted solid 14K gold case presents nicely - it has some rippling on the back but presents as just short of mint on the wrist. Its dial has been recently restored.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and installed a brand new mineral glass crystal like the original so the indices can be best seen.
For the finishing touch we have installed a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Longines is known for creating some of the most technically innovative and attractive timepieces in the world. Once worn by Humphrey Bogart, Richard Byrd, and Charles Lindbergh, the company's vintage watches are now sought after by collectors and anyone desiring to wear a high grade wristwatch.
Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
Serial no.: 7,502,471
Year built: c. 1948
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men - today a midsize
Case material: 14K gold
Case markings (inside): Longines, New York, Geneva, Montreal, APEX 14 KT GOLD, 844518 (Note the numerous hand engraved watchmakers marks showing an extensive service history)
Case condition: It presents nicely - it has some rippling on the back but presents as just short of mint on the wrist.
Dimensions: 29mm wide (excluding crown), 40.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, signed Longines, gold faceted markers and black painted Arabic indices, sunken seconds, outer minute track, recently professionally restored
Hands: Original, faceted gold "dauphines"
Movement type: High grade, manually wound, caliber 8LN, 17 ruby jewels, gold jewel settings
Movement markings: Longines Watch Co. Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, Unadjusted, 8LN
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Crystal type: Mineral glass, mint condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.