1955 Longines Vintage Mens Watch, 14K Gold - Pointed Hourglass


Item No. VR2

Popularized in the late 1940's, the "Hour-Glass" shape was one of the most elegant forms from the period, exhibiting graceful lines and perfect symmetry. As the boldness of the fifties design sensibilities took hold, their form became much more angular and even somewhat avante garde.

Today's offering showcases this striking "pointed hourglass" watch by Longines from the era that culminated with designs like the '57 Chevy and '59 Cadillac.

We previously fully restored the watch, and it presents beautifully! The dial was refinished by one of the leading dial companies in North America. The case presents as just short of mint.

As part of the restoration our watchmaker freshly serviced the movement and installed a new-old-stock Longines-Wittnauer crystal.

It was purchased from us five years ago and became part of the discerning collection of a renowned pediatrician.

Included with the purchase is a 90-day international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a timing certificate attesting to its performance.

  • Manufacturer: Longines
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 9,534,290
  • Year built: c. 1955
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 14K gold
  • Case markings (inside): Longines-Whittnauer Watch Co Inc. New York, Geneva Montreal, 14K Gold, 2038-2, 2250846
  • Case condition: Near mint
  • Dimensions: 25.5mm wide at its widest point, 40mm long lug tip-to-tip 
  • Dial: Signed Longines, two-tone silver, gold inlaid indexes, expertly restored
  • Hands: Original, gold lances, restored
  • Movement type: High grade, Caliber 9L, manually wound, rhodium plated, Geneva stripes, 17 ruby jewels, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator
  • Movement markings: Longines Watch Co., Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, Unadjusted, 9LT
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 18mm
  • Crystal: Acrylic, mint condition
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 90-day international 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; 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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