1957 Longines Mens Vintage Dress Watch - 14K White Gold & Diamonds


Item No. 6968

Longines is known for creating some of the most technically innovative and attractive timepieces. Once worn by Humphrey Bogart, Richard Byrd, and Charles Lindbergh, the company's vintage watches are sought after by collectors and anyone desiring to wear a high grade wristwatch.

Today's offering showcases this gents Longines wristwatch with striking two-shade diamond dial. The photos couldn't quite capture the full two-tone effect that it exhibits at certain angles of light - at certain angles it is very subtle and at others it is very pronounced, giving the watch a cool ever changing look.

Featuring a solid white gold case, special dial (face), and a high-grade Longines movement, this beauty fits in well under the cuff of a successful businessman or attorney. The quality of many Longines movements are often underappreciated - its high grade 23Z is finished wonderfully for a watch at this price level.

It is fully Longines and presents in beautifully restored condition. Its white gold Longines case is scratch-free. Its interesting dial has been professionally restored. And its handwound Longines movement is quite pristine and keeping extraordinarily accurate time.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it and installed a new-old-stock crystal. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new genuine Teju lizard strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

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.

  • Manufacturer: Longines
  • Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
  • Serial no.: 10,163,710
  • Year built: c. 1957
  • Model: Reference 2078
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 14K white gold
  • Case markings (inside): Longines-Wittnauer Watch Co. Inc., Montreal New York Geneva, L & K, 14K Gold, 2078
  • Case markings (outside): 14K Gold L & K
  • Case condition: Scratch-free
  • Dimensions: 26mm wide (excluding crown), 35mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Two-tone silver, signed Longines, white gold Longines factory set diamond indexes, professionally restored
  • Hands: Original, white gold batons
  • Movement type: Signed Longines, nicely made, manually wound, caliber 23Z, 17 jewels, rhodium plated and decorated, shock resistant
  • Movement markings: Longines Watch Co., Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, Unadjusted, 23Z
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Teju lizard, 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: Acrylic, mint condition
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it and installed a new-old-stock crystal.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Keeping extraordinarily accurate time. 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 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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