1955 Longines Vintage Mens Rectangular Handwound Dress Watch, 14K Gold - The Hourglass

Longines

Item No. 6236

Popularized in the late 1940's, the "Hour-Glass" shape is one of the more elegant forms from the period, exhibiting graceful, sensual lines and perfect symmetry. Longines and Patek Philippe, among others, embraced this idea by offering an exclusive hour glass model as part of their gentleman's wristwatch selections.

The beautiful Longines wristwatch featured in this offering is an example of one of these pieces. Featuring an hour glass case and high-grade Longines movement, this beauty would fit in well under the cuff of an attorney or businessman.

It is all original down to the dial, hands, and winding crown.

As fine on the inside as the outside, it is powered by the under appreciated, very well designed and finished caliber 9LT engine. The 9LT is on par with the movements found in some watches from even more prestigious makers at much higher price points.

Its 14K gold case is better than excellent condition. Its silver dial is original and untouched. And its high-grade Longines movement is running true.

Our watchmaker has just freshly cleaned and oiled it.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

If you are looking for a vintage wristwatch to wear everyday or just for those special occasions, don't miss this one. Modern Longines don't match the charm and history of this vintage original.

Longines:
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, these pieces are sought after by collectors and anyone desiring to wear a fine wristwatch.

  • Manufacturer: Longines
  • Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
  • Serial no.: 9,163,912
  • Year built: c. 1955
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 14K gold
  • Case markings (inside): Longines- Wittnauer Watch Co. Inc., New York, Geneve Montreal, 14K Gold, 2038-3, 2249695
  • Case condition: Better than excellent
  • Dimensions:  21.5mm wide at center excluding the crown, 24.5mm wide at its widest point, 38.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Signed Longines, silver, gold applique dart and Arabic indexes, original. Please inquire if you would like the dial expertly restored.
  • Hands: Original, gold, faceted 'dauphines'
  • Movement type: Longines caliber 9LT, high-grade, manually wound, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 17 ruby jewels, gold jewel chatons, index regulator
  • Movement markings: Longines Watch Co. Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, Unadjusted 9LT
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Leather, hypoallergenic, 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.
  • Width between lugs: 18mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, vintage, good condition
  • Movement serviced by C.O.T.: Yes, cleaned an 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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