1948 Longines Vintage Mens Midsize Watch with Knot Lugs - 14K Gold & Diamonds


Item No. 5937

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.

The company's tradition for beautiful design continued to show-up in certain models of their American market watches like this knot lug watch, one of our favorite vintage Longines dress watch designs.

With its knot lug case and guilloche bezel with diamonds set at all of the hours, this midsize beauty has a very elegant presence. Most of the examples of the this model we have owned only have diamonds set at 3, 6, 9, and 12.

As a mens midsize it is well-suited for someone who does not have a large wrist.

It presents very nicely. Its case is in better than excellent condition. Its dial is a vintage restoration.

Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the movement. For the finishing touch we have installed a brand new Teju lizard band making it ready for immediate enjoyment

Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.

  • Manufacturer: Longines
  • Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
  • Serial no.: 7,616,581
  • Year built: c. 1948
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men - today a midsize
  • Case material: 14K gold with twelve factory set diamonds
  • Case markings (inside): Longines- Whittnauer Watch Co. Inc., New York, Geneva Montreal, K&E 14K, 814582
  • Case condition: Excellent with fairly light signs of previous polishing
  • Dimensions: 29mm wide (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver, signed Longines, sunken seconds, outer minute track, excellent condition, restored in vintage times
  • Hands: Silver 'batons'
  • Movement type: High grade, manually wound, caliber 22L, 17 ruby jewels, gold jewel settings
  • Movement markings: Longines Watch Co. Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, Unadjusted, 22L
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Teju, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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 warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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