Today's offering showcases this very cool and uncommon Longines Five Star Admiral diver's watch. It has an awesome divers design with a bezel that has ghosted over time.
Full size, it measures 37mm in diameter without the crown, and its chunky case and bi-directional divers bezel make it wear larger than its dimensions. Its luminous dial has a classic design.
Powering the watch is a Longines caliber 501 automatic movement that is underappreciated for its quality. It also comes equipped with its original JB Champion for Longines bracelet date stamped 1969.
It has all of its original parts and presents in beautiful condition. Our photos couldn't do it justice.
The case presents as just short of mint. The back shows fairly mild signs of previous polishing and the bezel insert has slight wear. As we mentioned, the numbers have wonderfully "ghosted" giving it a monochromatic look that we really love.
Its dial presents as mint. And its original Longines brick link bracelet, which has fairly mild stretch, presents as just short of mint.
It has just been freshly fully overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It is running extremely strong and true, keeping time like a new Longines in our testing recording position.
Included with the purchase is a full one-year 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.
An uncommon and classic Longines with a rugged look that looks nearly like new on the wrist!
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 serious collectors, Hollywood celebrities, and anyone desiring to wear a very fine wristwatch.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Five Star Admiral, ref. 501-1002
Serial no.: 14,346,392
Year built: 1969
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Date, Automatic, Sweep Seconds, Elapsed Time
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel with large full diamond bezel, which has been previously aftermarket set by a jeweler.
Case condition: Presents as just short of mint. The back shows fairly mild signs of previous polishing and the bezel insert has slight wear. As we mentioned, the numbers have wonderfully "ghosted" giving it a monochromatic look that we really love.
Dimensions: 37mm wide (excluding crown) by 42mm long lug tip to tip
Dial: Black, signed Longines, divers style with large luminous baton indexes which glow, presents as mint with toning of the luminous
Hands: Original, luminous steel batons
Movement type: Signed Longines, caliber 501, automatic, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, monometallic balance, shock resistant
Band: Original, signed Longines, brick links, brushed finish, fits a wrist up to approx. 7.5 inches, adjustable, fairly mild stretch, and the finish presents as just short of mint
Crystal: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, freshly fully overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running extremely strong and true, keeping time like a new Longines in our testing recording position.
Warranty: 1-year C.O.T. international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. 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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
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recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
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