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 the primary hours, this midsize beauty has a very elegant presence.
As a mens midsize it is well-suited for someone who does not have a large wrist.
It is fully Longines and presents in gorgeous restored condition. The case presents as mint on the wrist. The dial has been previously very nicely restored. It has recently been cleaned and oiled and is keeping time within approximately 35 seconds per day face up.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and installed a brand new mineral glass crystal like the original.
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 and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
Serial no.: 8,007,446
Year built: c. 1951
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men - today a midsize
Case material: 14K gold with four original factory set diamonds
Case markings (inside): Longines - Wittnauer Watch Co. Inc., New York, Geneva, Montreal, K&E 14K, 957457 (Note the numeral hand engraved watchmakers marks showing an extensive service history)
Case condition: Presents as mint on the wrist. It is scratch-free with signs of polishing to the back
Dimensions: 29mm wide (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, signed Longines, sunken seconds, outer minute track, previously very nicely restored
Hands: Original, '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 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: Yes, recently cleaned and oiled. Keeping time within approx. 35 seconds per day face up. 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
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.